‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3′ – Mr. Daps’ Home Entertainment Review

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Peter Quill is still very upset about the loss of Gamora. However, he must overcome this and rally the team one more time to save one of their own. It turns out, their foe isn’t just a threat to the Guardians, but entire civilations! Where previous Guardians movies explore mom, and then dad, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 explores self. This is done through the lens of several of the characters and really is a solid choice by James Gunn.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


Watching this film I was immediately struck with how good it looks. I have always thought the Guardians of the Galaxy movies looked good. This one excelled to a new level. Rocket, in particular, looks amazing. The other effects that surround him also were quite impressive. Overall, this is a movie that is quite nice to look at. The accompanying music and sound effects are also equally impressive. While this might not be my favorite playlist in the Guardians movies, it is still very enjoyable. The movie-making process kept the quality one expects from a James Gunn movie at Marvel Studios. It is definitly worth watching on a big screen TV and a good surround sound system.


The extras included with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 include a couple of featurettes, deleted scenes, director commentary, and a gag reel. I found the featurettes to be very enjoyable and would love more bonus features like them included with this release. I also enjoyed the deleted scenes and director commentary. The gag reel was better than most but still was not my favorite. Here is a look at all of the bonus features that were available with this release:

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 Arête.

·        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.

*Bonus features vary by product and retailer

Final Thoughts

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is a wonderful story to wrap out the Guardians trilogy. It is driven entirely by heart and love on the side of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Their foe, well, he had other reasons that were just about the opposite. The film moves along at a good pace and resolves itself in a very satisfying way at the end. It not only is a solid ending for the film, but for the trilogy. The additional bonus features were a nice addition to the release. I do wish more had been included, though. This movie gets a solid hat tip.

Note: there are some points in this film with the villain being terrible to animals. If you are sensitive to this, this might not be the movie for you.

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Mr. DAPs Hat Rating Scale

  • No Hat – Didn’t meet expectations
  • Hat Nod – It was ok
  • Hat Tip – It was good
  • Hat’s Off – Loved it!