Since I hate unexpected spoilers I’m going to try to be light on the details but if I unintentionally spoil something by what I say then I’m sorry in advance. Now back to our previously scheduled review. Volume 3 was a perfect conclusion to the Guardians series. I was continually going back and forth between crying and laughing which of course was fitting for a GOTG finale. Obviously, a Guardians movie has to have amazing jokes all around so that’s no surprise but then all the emotional scenes really hit home that this is the finale. It would also be remiss of me to not mention the CGI. I know that Marvel movies and shows have been in a little hot water recently with the CGI, and while I personally don’t mind what some people call “bad” CGI, I can fully appreciate that Volume 3’s CGI was amazing. It looked so good that I was grossed the entire time they were in the organic space station.
But the true shining star was the villain… The High Evolutionary! Lately, we’ve been having a lot of what I would like to call iffy villains. By that, I mean villains that you can understand their motivations and maybe at times even get behind. So, having a villain like the High Evolutionary who has absolutely no redeeming qualities and is truly a madman villain was truly refreshing. I can just hate him without any conflicting feelings which makes the motivations simple and thus doesn’t leave you with a moral dilemma you have to deal with during the final movie.
While I loved the movie I do have one complaint and one unpopular opinion. The complaint is simply that the “explanation” of why Gamora is alive was very lacking and might I say stupid. It seemed like it was basically “Hey she’s alive and we don’t know why” which I feel like they could have given us a better reason. Now my unpopular opinion is that I feel like some people are over-exaggerating the sadness in the movie just a tad. It was for sure sad but honestly, I’ve seen sadder. But I still would give this movie a 9 out of 10.