I have heard nothing but enormous praise for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 from viewers, a movie that critics allege is the worst of the trilogy with its 81% on Rotten Tomatoes, and barely inside the top 20 of the MCU.
Fans vehemently disagree. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is currently sitting at a 96% audience score, and even if there are many fan-beloved movies within the MCU, this is extremely high, which is rare during an era where the MCU seems to be slipping a bit.
Here are the top 10 MCU movies as rated by audience score, and you can see where Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 currently slots in:
- Spider-Man: No Way Home – 98%
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – 98%
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – 96%
- Spider-Man: Far From Home – 95%
- Guardians of the Galaxy – 92%
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier – 92%
- Iron Man – 91%
- Black Widow – 91%
- Marvel’s The Avengers – 91%
- Avengers: Infinity War – 91%
While critics are somewhat beleaguered with the MCU, I’d say a good amount of fans are too, judging by my mentions. And yet I keep hearing commentary online like “this may be the last truly great MCU movie we see” or “this is the best MCU trilogy by far” or “this feels like it would be a good ending for the entire MCU.”
Well, I haven’t seen it yet, so I can’t make my own judgement until tomorrow. But in addition to the above, I’ve heard specific praise for Karen Gillan’s Nebula and Chukwudi Iwuji’s High Evolutionary, who is supposed to be one of the best villains we’ve seen out of the MCU. And I’ve heard some say he should replace Kang, or Iwuji himself should replace Kang if Jonathan Majors is recast due to recent controversies (I mean that wouldn’t happen, but still, rave reviews).
So, by all accounts it’s a great film, and that’s good to hear as I did not especially like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. If anything, however, this should give people a lot of confidence in James Gunn heading over to run DC if he’s still capable of producing a superhero masterpiece like this. The next movie he’s actually doing himself is Superman Legacy, which is of course an immensely important film. But after the reception to Guardians, WB must be feeling pretty good about his chances.
I’ll have more thoughts on Guardians Vol. 3 Monday after I see it tomorrow night. Now I really can’t wait!
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It is no surprise that Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’ has become one of the most beloved films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After a long wait of seven years, the third installment of the series was finally released this year and has been met with critical acclaim. As it turns out, the movie has also become one of the most popular amongst fans. According to a new report, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’ has the third highest audience score of all the Marvel movies.
This impressive statistic was revealed by Rotten Tomatoes, which revealed that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’ had a Total Audience Score of 92% following nearly 640,000 user reviews. This puts it behind ‘Black Panther’, which scored an impressive 97% and ‘Avengers: Endgame’, which scored an incredible 94%.
It is clear that fans are loving the latest installment of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ series. The movie follows the team as they must work together to find their leader, Peter Quill, and bring him home. Along the way, they must confront powerful enemies and undo the mistakes of their past. The movie is full of exciting action sequences, endearing character arcs, and a heartfelt story about friendship and family.
This is not the first time ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ has become an audience favorite. The first movie, released in 2014, was met with praise from both critics and fans alike. This was followed by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’, which was equally well received. Now, it looks like the third installment is continuing the series’ trend of being a fan favorite.
It’s understandable why ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’ has captivated fans. The movie is a thrilling and heartfelt affair that both pays homage to its predecessors and provides something fresh and new. The fact that it is one of the highest-rated Marvel movies among audiences is testament to its quality.