Guardians of the Galaxy 4K Review

July 8, 2023
David Sunnyside

Marvel's galaxy-hopping Guardians of the Galaxy are a fun, fast-paced team up that's full of humour and some solid action. The characters feel more like a well-rounded group than most of the other MCU movies and it's mainly down to a great cast and the writing. James Gunn builds a sense of cosmic wonder evocative of silver age comics and pokes fun at sci-fi cliches with the help of John Murphy's spirited score.

After stealing an orb coveted by a Sovereign race, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is pursued across the cosmos by a bounty hunter. He escapes with the help of his band of misfits: Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; Gamora, a deadly assassin; and Drax, a vicious mercenary. When the Sovereigns send their bio-engineered superweapon Adam Warlock to Knowhere to hunt down the team, it's up to Star-Lord and his crew to save them all – in a race against time and the clock itself.

Disney's 4K Ultra HD release of GOTG Vol 3 delivers a genuinely eye-popping experience for film fans with high-end TVs. The UHD disc upscales the original 2K DI to a 3840 x 2160p resolution and uses a Dolby Vision HDR pass with 10-bit video depth and HEVC encoding for its Dolby Atmos audio mix. The extra clarity on display brings out the colour palette with more nuance and life than before. The lush primaries oozing out of every character look more vibrant and the extra colour range makes sure you can see all of their varying tones. Yondu shines a deeper shade of blue, Gamora's skin looks more realistic and her weaponry stands out in a richer green and Nebula glows a more vivid purplish blue.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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