Russia made her own Avengers movie called Guardians. Its got a bear-man with machine gun.

In Russia, superheroes can do anything. Like, anything.

Belmont Lay | August 28, 2016 @ 10:03 am


Russia has made her own superhero movie, called Guardians, or Zaschitniki in Russian.


The trailer has since been released these past few days and it is exactly what you would expect a Russian superhero movie to be: About 100 times more insane than Hollywood.

Here is the trailer:

From Armenian director Sarik Andreasyan, the movie was made on the back of the success of Marvel films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015’s biggest hit at the Russian box office.

Guardians, not surprisingly, follows a secret group of Soviet superheroes named “Patriot” created during the Cold War to defend the homeland from supernatural threats. The team is comprised of representatives of the different nationalities of the Soviet Union.

And one of them happens to transform into a giant, machine-gun-wielding bear-man that is full of muscles.

The special effects are sleek and very detailed, and it reportedly costs only US$20 million to make — a fraction of the US$200 to US$300 million production budgets of blockbuster Hollywood movies.

Guardians is rumoured to see theatrical release in the U.S. sometime in 2017.

It opens in Russia in early 2017.

It stars Sebastien Sisak, Anton Pampuchniy, Sanzhar Madiev, Alina Lanina, Valeria Shkirando and Stanislav Shirin.


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