American cinema got their year of team-ups on comic book icons in 2016 with the likes of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Russo’s Captain America: Civil War and even the oddball villain group that is David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. The 2017 year shows no signs of stopping with the superhero collaboration, starting with James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and finishing off with Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Russia, however, isn’t one for shying away from another Cold War of action, and Guardians is still a sure thing in the making to show the Motherland has their own way of making film history.
The final trailer to the Russian baby of The Avengers has been released with a runtime of just over two minutes. A neo-noir superhero film, the story follows four retired soviet heroes of the “Patriot” organization, a super hero squad originated from the days of the Cold War to defend the Homeland from supernatural threats. Together, they take the helm of vigilantism once again to go against capitalist corporates and governments that have taken over during their break from fighting, in all its Russia propaganda glory. Thinking now, it sounds like Watchmen with all the communist love Alan Moore never intended.
While the trailer showcases more of the squad’s abilities, everyone’s question and ultimate answer came from the man bear with the Gatling Gun and his additional spotlights, and we definitely see more than we need. Basically the unofficial mascot of the film and the peak interest of everyone curious enough about the film, the man bear has a mid-transformation and bear form take the slice of interest, rocket launchers on back included. What other way can we really enjoy pure Russian exploitation films without a bear?
You can check out the trailer below. Just don’t expect to understand it without any subtitles to help:
The film is directed by Sarik Andreasyan and stars Sebastien Sisak as Ler the Landman, Sanzhar Madiev as Khan the Windman, Alina Lanina as Xenia the Waterwoman, and most notably, Anton Pampushniy as Ursus “The Bear” Wildman.
In Soviet Russia, theaters in Russia hit Guardians on February 23rd, 2017.
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