Sunday, August 6, 2023

4K Digital Review: Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3 is the send off for this current team and sets up the future of not only the Guardians of The Galaxy but the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. James Gunn leaves the franchise as he heads off to help Warner Brothers and their DC movies but gets to end the trilogy the way that he wanted to. 

We start with a flashback to Rocket and his transformation by the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji). We get numerous flashbacks to Rocket's past as we get into the actual story of the movie where we find Rocket being mortally wounded by Adam Warlock (Will Poulter). Starlord (Chris Pratt) and the rest of the team spring into action to save Rocket. 

As we get through one action sequence after another we learn more about Rocket's past and the other traumas that the rest of the team have been going through. We also get undertones of acceptance and kindness, themes so very relevant and important today. The combination of laughs and sadness will lead to some of the biggest laughs and the most tears in the entire MCU. 

All the character performances are top-notch and the soundtrack is once again perfect. Guardians is the best MCU film to date. Thank you to James Gunn and his entire team for these amazing films and characters. This third films gets everything right.    


Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3 is presented in a stunning 4K UHD transfer from a film originally shot on Red cameras that have the capability of shooting in 8K resolution. The colors and the details really shine. Skin tones and textures such as cloth look amazing. The blending of live action and CG is nearly flawless. Another solid transfer from Disney and Marvel.


The Dolby Atmos track is beautiful. Dialogue is crystal clear even during quieter dialogue moments when the various channels are filled with ambient sounds. There are some wonderful panning moments and numerous other well designed effects. Just another solid audio track from Disney and Marvel.

Bonus Features:


·        The Imperfect, Perfect Family - View the evolution of the Guardians through the cast and crew’s passion for each other and the entire franchise. Join this tight knit “found family” as they leave behind a legacy and recount their best memories wrapping up this epic trilogy’s final film.

·        Creating Rocket Raccoon – Director James Gunn talks about bringing Rocket to life and how personal the character is to him. Uncover BTS footage, the research and development of the visual effects process, and the inspiration for Rocket through conversations with cast and crew.



·        A Bit Much – Adam Warlock explains to Ayesha what he plans to do with the Guardians.

·        A Lending Hand  Peter lends a hand to an injured humanimal on Counter-Earth and shows he means no harm.

·        Drax's Analogies and Metaphors - Drax gives Peter some interesting life analogies and metaphors.

            ·        The Perfect Society – The High Evolutionary reveals his mission to perfect the universe.

·        The Search for 89P13 – Behemoth brings not-so-good news to The High Evolutionary.

·        Annoyed Peter – Peter gets annoyed while altering the shield.

·   A Burning Escape – Peter runs back to grab his music player before escaping a blazing inferno on the ArĂȘte.

·        Knowhere After the Battle – The High Evolutionary is brought back to Knowhere and locked up while Kraglin recruits Adam Warlock.



·        Take a look at some of the fun outtakes on set with the cast and crew of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3



·        Watch the film with audio commentary by director James Gunn. 


An epic ending as well as a new beginning for the Guardians of The Galaxy. A wonderful send-off to the team we have grown to love and care about and yet there is hope of further adventures with a new team of guardians. A wealth of fun bonus features and some great insight from James Gunn himself make this an easy to recommend addition to your collection.

The digital, 4K UDH, blu-ray and DVD versions are available now.

*The digital copy was provided by Walt Disney Home Entertainment for the purpose of review and the review is entirely my own opinion*                                                                                                                                           

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