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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: James Gunn was not satisfied with (allegedly) closing his MCU trilogy just with a bang: he had to add a bing and a boing in there as well. The film feels bloated with too many characters, too many pop songs, and too many sub-plots, distracting from what could have been an emotional journey for one particular character. At least, for a change, the story feels self-contained enough, but it goes to show the sad state of affairs when the best character is a talking dog with a half-dozen minutes of screen time. Out of the immense cast, a few names stand out: Maria Bakalova, as the voice of the aforementioned dog; Dave Bautista, as the simple-minded and literal strong “man”, and Chukwudi Iwuji, as the almost insane and powerful villain. The production design (by Beth Mickle) and costume design (by Judianna Makovsky) are as excessive as the film itself, but one of the settings visited, the disgusting but interesting organic scientific installation, is at least somewhat memorable. The film seems more interested with its needle drops, but at least there are a few good bangers among the many, many songs that play throughout.

Read also: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy

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