“That man had me sobbing”: Internet Kneels to Bradley Cooper’s Majestic Rocket Raccoon Performance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

"That man had me sobbing": Internet Kneels to Bradley Cooper's Majestic Rocket Raccoon Performance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
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James Gunn’s swansong for the MCU is finally here. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was released worldwide in theaters on May 5th and the initial reactions to the film are extremely positive. The 3rd installment featuring the entertaining group of intergalactic superheroes has been a while in the making but it has been worth the wait. Marvel fans and critics are calling it one of the best MCU films after a few underwhelming entries like Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

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A still from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3

One of the main reasons for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 receiving positive reviews is the superlative performance of Bradley Cooper who voiced the character of Rocket in the film. Cooper’s humorous portrayal of the loved raccoon was filled with style and swag, making him one of the most popular characters of the Guardians franchise. With the 3rd installment, the Hollywood star has surpassed all expectations with arguably his best rendition of Rocket, leaving fans emotional and stunned.

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Fans Bow Down to Bradley Cooper’s Rocket

It was a well-known fact that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will put Rocket Raccoon’s story front and center. While fans were expecting an emotional roller coaster ride with the character’s past being the highlight, nothing had prepared them for Bradley Cooper’s stupendous portrayal in the film. Just days after its release, Cooper’s fantastic effort is being hailed on social media by emotional fans who were moved to tears by Rocket’s story.

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Bradley Cooper is the voice of Rocket the raccoon

Check out some of the tweets below:

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With amazing reviews pouring in for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and specifically for Bradley Cooper as Rocket, it will also be a sad day for fans who will get to see the last of Rocket following the conclusion of the Guardians storyline.

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Here’s How Rocket Made Bradley Cooper A Marvel Icon

When the first installment of Guardians of the Galaxy premiered in 2014, actor Mindy Kaling was shocked at the casting choices which included one of Hollywood’s heartthrobs Bradley Cooper playing the voice of Rocket Raccoon. Kaling expressed her disbelief about casting a magnetic and bankable actor like Cooper as the CGI-powered voice of a rodent. But she was proved completely wrong in her assumption.

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Bradley Cooper created the voice of Rocket with James Gunn in the background

Bringing an inspired physicality, grating humor, and deep emotion to the gun-obsessed raccoon, Bradley Cooper became one with the character. The creative decision to use Cooper as Rocket’s voice instead of giving him a physical role in the film proved to be a casting coup with Rocket becoming one of MCU’s most loved characters. While Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill was the face of the franchise, Rocket was the beating heart and soul of the films mainly due to Bradley Cooper’s brilliant portrayal of the intergalactic raccoon which in turn made the Oscar nominee one of MCU’s biggest icons.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is in theatres worldwide.

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