Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been set up to be an emotional ride ever since director James Gunn made it clear this was not only his last go around with the team but also the last tour for this iteration of the Guardians. The trailers and promotional footage have done nothing but reinforce that thought and now reactions to the first public screening of the film in Paris confirm you’ll want to bring tissues.
While most reactions agree that Vol. 3 is a heartbreaker, there doesn’t seem to be the same consensus about Will Poulter‘s Adam Warlock. The ultimate weapon of the Sovereign seems to be a little divisive with some touting the character’s addition to the MCU with others calling him “disappointing.”
Based on the promotional material for the film, some fans have wondered if the introduction of the High Evolutionary might bring some darker moments to the film. It seems that’s the case with one viewer saying there were “touches of terror” in the film and another suggesting Gunn may have tapped into his Troma roots for this one!
Though there are a couple of early reactions that call the film uneven, it seems that after a rough patch that included Thor: Love and Thunder and Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, Marvel Studios is back on track as more than one critic claims Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is the studio’s best film since Avengers: Endgame.
With the Hollywood Red Carpet premiere and multiple press screenings coming up on April 27th, expect another round of social media reactions that evening and full reviews landing on April 28th.