Review by Paul Salfen
This is Paul Salfen with your KLAK Movie Minute. In theaters this weekend is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, the big finale to the popular Marvel space crew with the killer soundtracks – and it’s quite a goodbye. Personally, I found it to be a little bit of a downer – and not because it’s ending, but because of the dark tone, the anger in all of the characters, the deaths, the slave children, the poor animals being experimented on – the list goes on and on. It was also a little too long, the ironic soundtrack has hit its wall – you just can’t say it’s the best one yet, as with any volume 3, and the actors often seemed detached. For the most part, the overall fun tone is gone and it’s all about wrapping this up and getting out – and they do. It’s definitely done and it’s bittersweet. But with Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista saying they’re done with the characters and director James Gunn going to DC, the band has broken up, but maybe it’s for the better. Some might love this one, but it made me long for when it felt like the first time. That’s it for this week. Join me next week and every week for another Movie Minute right here on 97.5 KLAK, AMFM Magazine, and RECRD.