In this film, Rocket, the Raccoon (yes, it is firmly established this time) gets a backstory, a center stage, and a glorious send-off into the future – besides a couple of scenes of genuine high-emotion cinema.
It’s the film that can’t do what it does so well. With the word around that Guardian of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 might be the last of this franchise – though the characters can be around — Gunn packs in and in and in.
If HE is in love with himself and his work, in a confessed god delusion, Gunn, too, seems reluctant to let the world he has crafted go – into that giant perpetuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.