‘Guardians’ is Russia’s answer to Marvel’s superhero movies.
Marvel’s superhero movies are taking the world by storm. We’re seeing DC follow in their footsteps and now so is Russia. The film, called Zaschitniki in Russian, in true superhero style follows a set of mutants, who are recruited by the government to fight against an evil supervillain. The big bad in Guardians is marching on Moscow, Magneto-style disabling all machinery and rendering the military useless.
Guardians is set during the Cold War and features characters who represent the different nationalities of the Soviet Union. Our heroes include a psychopath who wields sleek curved swords. A telekinetic. An invisible witch, and the most badass of all, a massive “Werebear” wielding a minigun. Just check out this trailer.
Here is the summary on IMDB
“During the Cold War, an organization called ‘Patriot’ created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.”
The film is directed by Sarik Andreasyan, the Armenian behind What Men Do!, Mafia: Game of Survival and American Heist.
Guardians is set to hit Russian cinemas in February 2017. There are no dates as of yet for International theaters. However a sequel has already been greenlit.
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