Movie Log 🍿 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, 2023 - ★★★

This wasn’t the final chapter in a trilogy that I’d hoped it would be. 

I thought it was good but I definitely have some nit picks. 

The (alternate) Gamora storyline really made the Guardians gang a lot less fun and enjoyable. I felt like everyone was at each other’s throats the whole time and I think Gamora was the wrench that brought all the angst to the gang. 

I really wish the Adam character would have been written better. I feel he had so little screen time that I kept thinking something was going to happen to properly bring him into the mix in a bigger way much, much sooner than when he did. 

This seemed like an even bigger waste of Sly Stallone’s acting talent than Volume 2 was. I know director James Gunn has worked with Stallone a bunch on other projects and I appreciate that but I’m not sure his character was even needed. 

I think this was the most dull and vanilla Groot we’ve seen in the MCU this far. He had very little to do and again, I kept wanting more from him but we never really got it. 

On the whole, the story is fine and I actually really enjoyed digging into Rocket’s past but there were so many other little nit picks that I can’t rate this as high as I would have liked.

Gannon Nordberg @gannonnordberg