James Gunn (Director)
Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill must rally his team to defend the universe and protect one of their own. If the mission is not completely successful, it could possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them. (Synopsis)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. III was still a solid MCU offering; however, I feel that, of late, the films have become a bit similar, especially as you get the third movie in each sub-franchise. This was still fun, with a nice blend of humour and emotion, but the humour does just seem to rehash the same kinds of jokes as were used in previous films etc. I wonder if the writers are resting on their laurels a bit. I am also still a bit detached from the multiverse main storyline in this new phrase, despite my small spark of interest through the last Ant-Man film, but I think that's partly due to their decision to link the TV shows so deeply. I haven't see the stuff on Disney+, so I am missing a big chunk of the plot information these days. As for Guardians, it did seem like a good time for a refresh, so I was happy to see the group splitting up to do their own things a bit at the end of the film. As usual, the VFX looked good, so no complaints on that front. Overall, I am giving it four stars.