April 25, 2019 Until the general election, in which Paul is married He was a candidate from the People’s Party. Then, Rafael Nadal sweeping the Condé de Godot, Joe Biden declared himself a candidate for President of the United States, DCODE announced his new poster and Bob Dylan gave a grand concert in Madrid. There was also a great little movie called Avengers: Endgame, a long-awaited closure and farewell to some of the Marvel characters that have been here for over a decade. The film, which after more than 4 years, it turns out, left an indelible mark. For better or for worse, nothing was the same after Avengers: Endgame.
This film, technically, was not the end of the call. The third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.well it would be Spider-Man: Far From Homereleased a couple of months later. But it will be the end of a long road full of films that connect with each other, characters that have come and gone but the public has completely fallen in love with, random villains and similar secondary villains. Thanos to steal all the fame in Infinity War. Among those who said goodbye were great heroes: Iron Man and Captain America as highlights, but passing the baton to the new litter, among whom one could flicker with Captain Marvel, Black Panther or young spider man Tom Holland and others.
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However, four years have passed since then. Avengers: Endgame and it doesn’t seem like there hasn’t been a single film that has managed not to create such expectations, but at least make everyone, viewers and viewers, feel that they have been moved, that they have seen a film with a personality and with symbols that remain for memory. Four years later, Marvel is still looking for these supposed characters, but she found this movie, and she did it with some of them she already knew before. Shortly before that, since they hit the screen in 2014 and before that, they were not among the most read comics. But this bumbling, foul-mouthed group of galactic explorers showed up unannounced and won our hearts no matter what. And after spending who knows the last time in theaters, his story ends up on Disney+ to remind us why we loved Marvel so much before it all ended too soon. End me. That’s right, we’re talking about Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy, Part 3 it starts almost in the media. No introductory prologues, as in Thor: Love and Thunder no flashbacks to previous episodes of the Marvelite timeline that we weren’t told about, like in black Widow. Guardians are in know here (Wisdom in dub), that makeshift planet they live on star lord (Chris Pratt) and the rest of his stupid friends. A new villain we don’t know anything about – and don’t need to – arrives wanting to start a fight, leads a few of them forward and ends up leaving one of our friends very seriously injured, rocket.
Then the adventure begins, which may have its own echoes and references, but for the first time in a long time works on its own in the purest style of 90s cinema. You have to cure a friend in danger, and that’s all you have to do. Neither the Galaxy nor the Earth. Here the future is not important, although the past will be. Like Guardians –Nebula, Drax, Groot, Mantis and a makeshift Gamora which now belongs to the Los Devastadores mercenary clan – as we set out in search of a key that can deactivate Rocket’s death switch and thus save his life, we learn about the creature’s hitherto unknown past, a traumatic childhood marked by animal experiments.
So for the first time – maybe since that first batch Spider-Man: Homecoming– we find a type of storytelling that involves the viewer as if he were one of the Guardians. The viewer, in fact, knows even more about the Rocket’s past than his own friends, but beyond that, this is a film in which many situations are caused by human errors and disputes that anyone can empathize with. That it’s in a saga rife with strange creatures with superpowers and incapable of feeling vulnerable without being funny – um, Thor… – says a lot.
The Guardians of the Galaxy have previously worked to be the most humane of the entire saga, despite being the least of the disturbance on Earth. In this film, director James Gunn takes this theme even further, introducing other themes or expanding on existing ones. We have a sentimental crisis for Star-Lord, a man who has to deal with the fact that the love of his life no longer exists as such, but there is a body that embodies him. Drax (Dave Bautista), whose lust for revenge after losing his family seems to have come to an end as his desire to start a family returns, Nebula (Karen Gillan) starting to assume leadership of the group and empathizing with her comrades, or Groot, who we see more involved than ever. or. There is even room for a shameless but more than justified view of animal exploitation.
Even in everything let people not be mistaken. It’s the most emotional Guardians movie and probably one of the most heartfelt in recent years in the MCU, but that doesn’t stop us from continuing to see the great action scenes or jokes that have already become a trademark in the MCU. Universe James Gunn. But for the first time, you get the feeling that there’s an emotional undertone behind all those well-planned scenes, and that there’s an ingenuity and complicity behind all those jokes that other Marvel films at the time may have lacked, either through imposture –Thor: Love and Thunder or because of the inability to integrate them into the tone of the film, as happened with Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness in that terrifying atmosphere that led Sam Raimi.
It is still ironic that what many consider to be the best UCM film since Avengers: Endgame It’s also the one that arguably has the worst villain, the High Evolutionary. Far from the moral conflict represented by charismatic villains like Thanos or even murderer from Black Pantherthe character he plays Chukwudi Iwuji he’s as one-dimensional as his own face, in the (worst) tradition of Marvel villains and the (best) tradition of ’90s movie villains, those who are just plain bad and don’t demand big morals or traumatic past events. the past to justify itself.
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Despite everything, it’s hard not to see the High Evolutionary’s plan to improve human reality by building a mirror world of Earth as a kind of Disney and Marvel plan with its near future. Characters are made from bits and pieces of what others were in their time –The Falcon and the Winter Soldier— who acquire much more exaggerated abilities than the rest —Captain Marvel— or that they enter multiverses that end up eluding the human mind due to how incomprehensible they are. Perhaps compared to this, the pathos and naivety of the hearts of the defeated Guardians shine brighter. Because in the end they are losers, but they are our losers.
The last reason that could be used to protect why Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3. this is the best movie ever Avengers: Endgame It should be nothing less than its ending, which, without revealing it, again has a lot in common with this 2019 movie. A sweet ending, but with a bitter, logical and coherent undertone, but no less painful for that. And the end, which everyone seems to see you soon and not before the next movie. Because some actors, like Dave Bautista, have already announced their retirement, while others, like his director, are already working directly in the DC competition.
‘Cause it’s been four years since then Avengers: Endgame and before this film, we weren’t so involved, didn’t mourn the loss so much, and weren’t so happy that such a character got a well-deserved end. Four years later, we had elections again, but no one remembers Pablo Casado, Rafa Nadal is not even in the top 100 in the world, and he was completely eclipsed by a certain Carlos Alcaraz. Joe Biden is already president, but DCODE just announced that it will not be held this year. Oh, and in between there was a global pandemic. It seems that a lot has changed, but in fact everything has remained almost the same, with a certain feeling of emptiness. With the end of the Guardians, we are only back to where we started. The Marvel galaxy is still short of new characters who manage to captivate audiences and make their stories meaningful. . On Earth, fortunately, we still have Dylan.