Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own – a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The two wild ravagers Logan and Henry return from Knowhere to review the final film in the James Gunn Marvel trilogy.
“Among those looking to survive in a tumultuous Andromeda galaxy are the newly incorporated “heroes for hire”, the Guardians of the Galaxy, who all hope to make quick money during their adventurous wanderings around the galaxy”
When the first Guardians of Galaxy was released in 2014 it felt like a very odd choice for Marvel to make following the success of The Avengers; a sci-fi series featuring a talking tree, a psychotic raccoon, the tubby guy from Parks & Rec., and directed by a guy from Troma? Never should’ve worked. And yet, $770 Million and worldwide praise later, the film did work and serves as one of the highlights of Marvel’s cinematic universe, so no pressure on the sequel.
To get it out of the way quickly, Vol. 2 doesn’t live up to the first, only because the first film had no expectations of it, it came from nowhere, and blew everyone away. While the sequel had the unfortunate luck to come second, it’s still a burst of color and fun, while one of the best standalone MCU films to date.