The format of the action-packed Hollywood superhero movies from DC and Marvel, seemed to have made its way across the world, as a Russian movie using the same formula has just released its trailer.
Called ‘The Guardians’ or ‘Zashchitniki’ in Russian, the plot revolves around a team of four Soviet Union-era superheroes who were reportedly created during the Cold War.
Directed by the Armenian filmmaker Sarik Andreasyan, Guardians is a Russian superhero movie that looks to be an off-brand capitalization on some of the same elements that make Hollywood releases such as The Avengers and the upcoming Justice League substantial box office draws.
IBTimes reported that the movie was basically ‘Avengers Assemble meets Iron Sky meets Watchmen, and you can imagine what The Guardians is all about.’
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Regardless of whether you believe the film to be a bit of a rip-off or not, it actually looks like it could give Marvel outings a run for its money, especially when looking at their vast differences in budget and the not so vast differences in production quality evidenced in the trailer. The Guardians reportedly spent 330m rubles, which equates to around $5m.
Watch the trailer here.