Mediocre with flashes of brilliance
- Nov 26, 2002
- Reaction score
- Gumdrop house on Lollipop Ln.
Took my boys to see Guardians of the Galaxy 3 tonight. They are my favorite films from the MCU and this is a solid 3rd installment. Your only prerequisite is to have enjoyed the first two films and you won't be disappointed. Solid 7/10.
I went to see it at Gillette last weekend in Real3D. It was arguably the best MCU film since Endgame, but I agree was not quite to the level of GOTG 1 or 2. A 7 of 10 is fair. The soundtrack was disappointing to me, but I'll take it as a step in the right direction overall. I'm trying to hang in there after some tepid Marvel efforts, but I felt confident they couldn't fuck this one up.
I think the worst thing Marvel has done is to introduce the Multiverse and quantum realm which are needlessly complex and chaotic. Dead people are supposed to stay dead or
nothing means anything and Kevin Feige seems to think we'll keep swallowing whatever he serves up. It's getting to the point where I eyeroll every time I hear the phrase time
travel. It's not fun anymore, but that is why Guardians is so good. It's fun and the characters are comical.
Think of the scene from Guardians 1 where Quill puts his headphones on a curious Gamora and tries to seduce her with "Fooled Around and Fell in Love". It almost works, but
she catches on and rips them off her head and tells him, at knifepoint, "I am not some starry-eyed waif here to succumb to your pelvic sorcery". That's it there.
Let's hope he looks at the box office results from this one and realizes that it's the characters and sharp writing that drives the bus and not the CGI.