It’s $5 Tuesday!! Every Tuesday our local theaters sell movie tickets at a discount. They range from $5-$6 and you can see any movie that is playing, including the newest releases. So, when Peyton and I miss a screener we try to catch the movie on $5 Tuesday. This week we saw Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3.
Peyton and I have seen every Guardians of the Galaxy movie on the big screen. Who doesn’t love watching Star-Lord (aka Peter Quill) dance across the big screen to popular songs like Come and Get Your Love? It’s the song that started the trilogy and brought in a whole new group of fans to the Guardians of the Galaxy. And we have been enjoying Star-Lord and his crew ever since.
Volume 3 gives us another look into the origins of one of the main characters, Rocket. It’s common knowledge that Rocket was someone’s science experiment. It’s been joked about how he is a trash bandit (aka raccoon) in previous movies but no one has really shared much about Rocket’s past. It’s been alluded to but never shared, that is until now.
Guardians of the Galaxy opens up with mundane everyday chores. People are cleaning up the city and going about their day. Peter is heartbroken over the loss of Gamora and is sleeping off a night of drinking when out of nowhere a strange gold-flying man swoops into town and starts shooting the place up. A huge fight ensues and there are injuries. Rocket was shot in the chest but when they try to place a medpack on his chest to save his life they discover something. They discover that someone has placed a kill switch on Rocket’s heart and any attempt to save his life could end up triggering the kill switch and ending Rocket’s life.
Peter is not going to let Rocket die. He has lost too much and he is determined he is going to save Rocket. So the Guardians of the Galaxy set off to find who placed this kill switch on Rocket’s heart and get the passcode to disable it so they can save Rocket’s life. But they have to move fast, Rocket’s not doing well and doesn’t have much time.
As we follow the Guardians of the Galaxy on their mission we see flashbacks of Rocket’s life through memories. As Rocket is trying to hold on until they can save him he is experiencing flashbacks and reliving the moments of his past. This is how we learn Rocket’s origin story. It’s dark and sad. At times intense.
We learn a lot about some other characters in the galaxy. I won’t go into detail but they are similar to Ego, trying to create a utopian world in a galaxy where there is none. Trying to create the perfect race or at least what they perceive as the perfect race.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 is rated PG 13. I think some younger kids would enjoy Volume 3 but there are some pretty heavy scenes in this movie. My 10-year-old nephew loved Volume 3 while my 7-year-old niece was not a fan. So I think it really depends on your child. You will see some very cruel scenes that are sad throughout the movie. The way Rocket becomes Rocket is through various medical experiments, essentially he was a lag rat or should I say lab raccoon. You will also see his creator is cold, calculated, and callous. He has no regard for life, he only cares about bringing his vision to reality and sees everything and everyone else as disposable. That can be a little much for little ones to comprehend. As a mom, I would say this is more of a 10-year-old and up film. Maybe younger if your child is into Guardians of the Galaxy and can handle the darker scenes.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 is playing in theaters nationwide. We saw it at our local theater on $5 Tuesday and had a wonderful time! Check your local theaters for times.
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