Marvel’s Funniest Crew Bids an Unusually Darkish Farewell

The Guardians of the Galaxy, the weirdest members of the already bizarre Marvel cinematic universe, have change into one of many franchise’s most beloved teams. Their third and apparently last outing is an odd duck, with a tonal steadiness that’s tough to strike. Although generally humorous and emotionally affecting, it’s additionally very darkish, that includes among the grimmest scenes of any Marvel film. James Gunn, serving as each author and director as soon as once more, was tasked with juggling this steadiness in Rocket’s (voiced by Bradley Cooper) extremely darkish origin story with moments of levity involving animal torture and hideous experiments. Although there are some enjoyable sequences, the bleakness of Rocket’s story offers the movie a dismal edge.

However Gunn’s goodbye to the Marvel universe, as he’s jumped ship to DC, redeems itself with a powerful action-packed climax that reminds viewers of how good the gang could be. It’s a movie made for Marvel followers, however informal viewers ought to nonetheless be moderately entertained.


  • Director: James Gunn
  • Starring: Bradley Cooper, Will Poulter, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Chris Pratt
  • Launch date: Could 5 (in cinemas)

Rocket in Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 CREDIT: Marvel Studios