Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: First reactions say the threequel is an inspired, dark, and emotional thrill ride


The first reactions to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 say the James Gunn-directed threequel is the best Marvel movie since Endgame.

Fresh off the CinemaCon roller coaster ride, critics and fans cooled their heels from the annual event with an early screening of Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In the lead-up to the threequel, Marvel said the James Gunn-directed film would be the final ride for the studio’s lovable a-holes, but many believe this end marks a new beginning for the beloved superheroes of the spaceways.

I’m not cool enough to have attended an early screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but JoBlo’s Chris Bumbray is, and from what I can gather, he thought the film was outstanding and the best of Marvel’s output since Avengers: Endgame! Suck it, Thanos!

I’ve gathered many of the first reactions to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and have posted them below. Everyone is keeping their opinions spoiler-free, so there’s no need to worry about ruining aspects of what could be one of the greatest Marvel movies in recent history. Observe!

The Guardians of the Galaxy sequel finds Peter Quill still reeling from the loss of Gamora. Still, he must rally his team around him to defend the universe and protect one of their own for a mission that, if not completed successfully, could likely lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them. The Guardians of the Galaxy 3 trailer gives us more of what we loved in the first two movies, but James Gunn has teased that it’s “a much bigger movie than the other two movies, and it’s a much more emotional movie than the other two movies. And it’s a longer movie than the other two movies — it’s bigger in every way.” Although I’m unsure exactly how to feel about Swole Groot, I’m sure Baby Rocket will break some damn hearts.

James Gunn directs Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 from a script he wrote with Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Chris Pratt Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Will Poulter, Chukwudi Iwuji, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rosenbaum, and Maria Bakalova star.

Are you looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? What do you think about the first Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 reactions? Let us know in the comments below, and make sure you check back with us at 1 p.m. EST when our full film review goes live!

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