GUARDIANS (Theatrical Release Russia 2017) *

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.7|5.0 Starsìì

tries so hard to be a superhero blockbuster, but the movie has subpar special effects and weak to average or below average acting. The film seems to have a great concept, but it doesn’t work onscreen. The best part of this film is to see the actors that Russia works with. They look amazing. Anton Pampushnyy reminds one of Chris Pratt. If one were looking at physical handsomeness and beauty alone, these actors could play anything.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Superheroes, Russian style, fight injustice using superhero powers.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Sarik Andreasyan for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Lenny Levi, Maksim Oleynikov, Daniel Shapovalov, Semyon Shcherbovich-Vecher for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Arsus (Anton Pampushnyy), Khan (Sanjar Madi), Ler (Sebastien Sisak), Kseniya (Alina Lanina), Mayor Elena Larina (Valeriya Shkirando), General-mayor Nikolay Dolgov (Vyacheslav Razbegaey), Avgust Kuratov (Stanislav Shirin), Viktor Dobronravov (Aleksandr Komissarov), and Fyodor (Nikolay Shestak).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. It is an interesting study to see what Russia offers in entertainment. But outside that reason for a watch, better choices are Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy II, and Black Panther.

*Also known as Zashchitniki

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