Written and directed by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014); Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017); The Suicide Squad (2021); Slither (2006)) and starring Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014); Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017); Jurassic World (2015); Passengers (2016)), Chukwudi Iwuji (John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017); Designated Survivor (TV series, 2019)), Bradley Cooper (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014); Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017); A Star is Born (2018); Silver Linings Playbook (2012)), Vin Diesel (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014); Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017); The Fast and The Furious (2001)) and Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014); Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017); Not Another Happy Ending (2013); Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)).

Science fiction, adventure; 150 mins; 12+

While this third instalment in the Guardians series may not quite live up to the first and second, it brings audiences on a two-and-a-half hours rollocking ride.

The storyline is set around the fact that Rocket (Bradley Cooper) almost dies near the start of the film and is kidnapped: the Guardians, led by Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and supported by Groot (Vin Diesel), Nebula (Karen Gillan), et al, go off on a mission to rescue him. Peter is not in the best of shape, turning to drink as he mourns the loss of Gamora, but he rallies the team...

In mortal danger, Rocket has flashbacks to his early days at the hands of The High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji) who has become his nemesis and is planning a new colony by refining those around him. In some ways, this is not unlike an origin story. But then the CGI takes over and, as in the Vol 1 and Vol 2 films, with a brilliant, riveting soundtrack, the adventure begins.

The cast is like a who's who, with Will Poulter, Sylvester Stallone and others having substantial involvement.

Currently being screened in Luxembourg by Kinepolis.