Although our heroes all reside fortunately ever after in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” they will not be doing it collectively. The workforce amicably breaks up on the finish, with a brand new group of Guardians forming round Captain Rocket.
Mantis, keen to interrupt freed from doing what others like Ego (Kurt Russell in “Vol. 2”) and the Guardians inform her, goes off on her personal together with her newly tamed Abilisk pets. They’re the identical toothy, tentacled alien monsters from the opening of “Vol. 2,” however she reminds us they eat batteries, not folks, and apart from, she’s a high-powered empath who could make aliens dance or fall in love with a mere contact of the hand.
Drax needs to go along with Mantis to allow them to proceed their “Vacation Particular” adventures, however Nebula wants him on Knowhere, the place they’re constructing a brand new society. It seems Drax has a approach with children, and Nebula says he was born to be a dad, not a destroyer.
Gamora returns to the Ravagers, led by Sylvester Stallone’s Stakar Ogord, whereas Peter Quill returns to Earth to satisfy his long-lost grandfather. There’s multiple group hug to go round, and earlier than the credit roll, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” ends with the residents of Knowhere all dancing. It is an ending harking back to “Return of the Jedi,” the place we see Rebels dancing with furry Ewoks in what’s been known as a “teddy bear luau.”
It has been 40 years this month for the reason that authentic model of that “Star Wars” film’s ending, the place these Ewoks joyously sang, “Rejoice the love,” in translated Ewokese, and, “Yub nub” (which means “Freedom”), in untranslated Ewokese. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” substitutes platinum-haired super-children for Ewoks; as an alternative of, “Yub, nub,” they are saying, “Jib, jib,” and, “Jub, jub.”