Alexander Zepeda’s review published on Letterboxd:
Nine years ago when I was in high school “The Guardians of the Galaxy” was released in theaters. I had no idea who these characters were and what role they played in the marvel universe. Yet when I walked out the theater I immediately feel in love with these outcasts and weirdos.
The Guardians movies are about people who are called weirdos and monsters, who seem weird on the surface level, opening up about past traumas and finding love in a new family. Who would’ve thought that a talking raccoon and tree would be the most emotionally engaging characters of the MCU.
Seeing Vol. 3 of this trilogy was an emotional rollercoaster for me. It pulled at the heart strings in all the right ways, was incredibly hilarious and action packed. But it also gave an ending to these characters that showed their growth and progress through this trilogy. Sure some aspects of the script are messy and could be fleshed out more, but I’ve been with these guys for the past 9 years if ass kicking adventures in the vast galaxy. All I want is to see these guys in action again, laugh along with them and see them end on a high note.
James Gunn has made a shining jewel in the MCU that will be the most memorable part of these movies whether you love or hate this franchise.