Explore The Incredible And Controversial Opening Scene Of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, Released Online.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may still be playing in theaters, but the MCU film’s opening scene is available now to watch online. James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy openers are always memorable and highlight a specific tune from his curated soundtracks. However, for Marvel Studios’ Vol. 3, the director chose to begin his final Guardians film by reintroducing his cast in a different way.
The VFX studio Safrosky released the incredible opening scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 online for fans to watch. The studio’s video caption suggests it worked on the motion graphics for the film’s opening text, describing the animation as needing to feel light and ethereal due to the deeply emotional and reflective nature of the scene. The scene starts with a close-up of baby Rocket, transitioning into the present-day version of the character, seemingly reminiscing while listening to Radiohead’s “Creep.” This departure from the original film’s footage sets an emotional tone that persists throughout the entire scene.
As Rocket walks through Knowhere, the next member of the Guardians of the Galaxy audiences see is Mantis. While she’s more upbeat than Rocket at this moment, her swaying dance moves are subdued and don’t change the tone of the scene. Rocket eventually encounters the rest of the Guardians team, including a drunk and depressed Peter Quill. After he passes out, Nebula and Rocket are joined by the rest of the crew to take care of Peter, all while the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 title card gently materializes in an alien language before transitioning into English. The scene then cuts to Nebula, tucking Peter in bed and realizing that he hasn’t gotten over Gamora when he murmurs her name. The opening shots reveal Rocket’s struggle, while the closing shot serves as a reminder of Peter’s lingering emotions.
For fans of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, this scene being made available now is a huge deal as it offers over four minutes of a film that’s still playing in theaters, along with some new insights for audiences to analyze. The animated text in the opening scene perfectly captures its tone, showcasing how every element contributes to the overall feel of a scene, not just the actors. Safrosky VFX Studio’s comments emphasize the distinctiveness of this Guardians of the Galaxy opening, a detail that may have gone unnoticed during the first viewing. As the film’s digital release and availability on Disney+ approach, Marvel fans can look forward to learning
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