Guardians of the Galaxy vol.3 impress critics, audiences

Theaters were packed on Thursday night as the opening night rolled out for Marvel: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3. The highly anticipated third installment to the franchise was released on May 5, grossing over $500 million at the box office worldwide

Spoilers: Guardians of the Galaxy starts with the Guardians living happily on their secluded planet. Mourning the loss of Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is depressed from the incidents at the endgame. An unexpected guest comes in and attacks the guardians, leaving one of the guardians, Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper) injured and in critical condition. Quill must rally the team to defend the guardians’ homeland and find a cure for Rocket. Viewers also get a backstory on Rocket Raccoon and how he was created.

With the third movie coming out, fans are expecting the fourth one to come in the near future but Marvel hasn’t said anything yet. “I went and saw it with my family and I loved it. I’ve been to the theater to see all three guardians of the Galaxies and none of them have disappointed in the slightest bit,” junior Omar Jobe said.

The ratings for this film are high. IMDB scored 8.2/10, and Rotten Tomatoes gave it an 82% on the Tomatometer. Critics and audiences loved the movie with four and five-star ratings. Despite all the high remarks, some people didn’t like the movie, “When I watched Guardians of the Galaxy I had started liking it in the beginning, but when the movie started to progress I had felt like it was dragged and the concept of the movie was basic and overused,” junior Anthony Johnson said.

James Gunn, who has directed all three Guardians of the Galaxies has an impressive movie resume. He has directed arguably the two best Marvel movies of all time, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers Endgame. He has also gone to Warner Bros for the DC verse and made both Suicide Squad movies, which are critically acclaimed and academy nominated. Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will come to Disney Plus in early August following a 90-day theatrical release pattern, meaning after 90 days after its theatrical release it comes to Disney Plus. There are set to be five Disney Plus spinoffs for Guardians of the Galaxy in the future. “I started watching a few of the spinoffs and I was pretty disappointed they were not great and didn’t have any effect on me,” sophomore Miguel Giron said.

This film also features more offensive language than usually appears in Marvel movies. Movie audiences believed they pushed the limit for PG-13 ratings with violence like no other Marvel movie and language. I do advise parents to take caution when taking the little ones to see it.

There are upcoming Marvel releases that have fans at the edge of their seats, such as Blue Beetle which is the first Latino superhero film. Others include Madame Web and The Marvels, which will come out in one to two years.