May 19 – 23 & 26 – 30
Guardians of the galaxy volume 3
May 19 – 23 &
May 2 – 30
7 pm Nightly
Matinee Sun May 21 & 28 @ 1:30
Rated PG — 2 hr 30 min
Scifi / Action
The last of James Gunn’s Marvel movies doesn’t get caught up in the multiverse and is the best Marvel movie in years. It’s a big-hearted emotional rollercoaster with a creativity to the filmmaking, dialogue, and performances that modern superhero movies often lack. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 opens with Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) listening to “Creep” by Radiohead. The film is filled with clever needle drops, and it’s a tone-setter. Rocket sees himself as the weirdo, the creep, but the movie will teach him that he’s so so special, of course.
The big bad is the entity known as the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji), a powerful mad scientist who dabbles in cosmic eugenics, and has a connection to Rocket and now wants him back. How will the team save Rocket in this infinite universe? Well, without giving too much away – nothing is more powerful than family. It isn’t always perfect, but whether it’s the one you’re born into or the one you find, family is the only thing saving us in this cold, enormous expanse.
The film is a send-off to the gang of misfits first introduced in James Gunn’s 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy. As a team, they’ve always leaned more into mercenary violence and bro-ish banter than anything so hopelessly quaint as heroism, though they do tend to wind up saving the day, despite themselves.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is a reminder that the best blockbusters don’t just sing along to a well-known tune like “Creep”; they make the song their own. The film takes the team in a darker direction, but without sacrificing heart or humor. It’s a loving last hurrah for the MCU’s most ragtag family, ending the trilogy on an entertaining high note.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Will Poulter, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Linda Cardellini, Nathan Fillion, and Sylvester Stallone