Disney+ getting 2023 sci-fi blockbuster with 94% on Rotten Tomatoes this week

The Guardians of the Galaxy are here to save August

Guardians of the Galaxy 3
(Image credit: Marvel)

You know you've made it when both Marvel and DC want your input, James Gunn is in a hallowed position straddling both sides of the comics divide. But at least so far it is Marvel that has had his best work, which is great news for Disney+ subscribers. One of the reasons that it's among the best streaming services is its exclusive rights to the best movies and series from Marvel, and one of the best recent Marvel flicks is coming to Disney+ on August 2nd. 

The Guardians of the Galaxy series has always gone its own way and the third instalment, titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is another brilliantly unique take on the sometimes all too formulaic superhero genre. With a 94% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, I'm not the only one who feels that way. 

Even when the quality of Marvel movies has fluctuated, the Guardians have been a constant source of humour, heart and banging soundtracks. The cast has grown to include an ensemble of some of the brightest actors around and the story isn't afraid to take risks. 

Guardians 3

(Image credit: Marvel Entertainment)

This final movie in the trilogy brings a real focus to everyone's favourite non-raccoon, Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and introduces some characters that comic book fans have been dying to see, like Adam Warlock. I won't spoil anything but if you've grown attached to any of the regular crew, it's best to keep tissues handy. For me the highlight of the Guardians films will always be Dave Bautista's Drax the Destroyer, he is the absolute master of deadpan, but all the characters are given the chance to shine at some point.

Despite some heavier moments, this movie is perfectly balanced (as all things should be) and feels like a worthy antidote to some of Marvel's post-Avengers: Endgame struggles to make its movies feel impactful. If you need some more Guardians afterwards, why not try the excellent game

Andy Sansom
Staff Writer

Andy is T3's Tech Staff Writer, covering all things technology, including his biggest passions such as gaming, AI, phones, and basically anything cool and expensive he can get his hands on. If he had to save one possession from a fire it would be his PlayStation 5. He previously worked for Tom’s Guide - where he got paid to play with ChatGPT every day. When it comes to streaming, Andy will have his headphones glued in whilst watching something that will make him laugh. He studied Creative Writing at university, but also enjoys supporting his favourite football team (Liverpool), watching F1, teaching himself guitar, and spending time with his dog.