New Trailer for Russian Superhero Movie 'Guardians' or 'Zashchitniki'

August 24, 2016
Source: YouTube

Guardians Trailer

"These people are our only hope." This actually looks really cool, I have to say. A new full-length trailer has debuted for a big-budget Russian "superhero" movie called Guardians, also known as Zashchitniki (Защитники) in Russian. This isn't the first time we've written about this film - earlier this year we posted a teaser trailer. This new trailer has polished VFX, and lots of crazy footage of big fights in cities, and it looks quite fun. The plot is about a "Patriot" program that created a superhero squad, which included members of multiple soviet republics. There's a psychopath who wields sleek curved swords, a telekinetic, an invisible witch, and the most badass of all, a massive "Werebear" wielding a minigun, on the team. There's not much more I can say about this other than you just need to watch the trailer and see for yourself how cool this is.

Here's the full trailer (+ poster) for Sarik Andreasyan's Guardians, or Zashchitniki, found on YouTube:

Guardians Poster

The plot synopsis for Zaschitniki on IMDb states: "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." One of the commenters on io9 identifies the various superheroes seen in this: "So we got a Werebear, a psychopath with curved swords, a telekinetic with earth element powers and some sort of super powered witch." Guardians, or Zashchitniki in Russian, is directed by Armenian filmmaker Sarik Andreasyan, of The Earthquake, What Men Do!, and Mafia: Game of Survival previously. The film opens in Russia starting next February 2017, but has no US release date set yet. We'll be watching for any more updates - stay tuned. Anyone excited to see this movie?

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  • CyraNOSE
    Is that ManBearPig?! You know, half man, half bear, and half pig?!
  • Jon Odishaw
    I thought that teaser trailer was a dream I had. Feels like forever ago. This looks sweet actually.
    Timur missed his chance at greatness!
    • denverchris
      Always a shame seeing the Hollywood machine chew up and spit out talented foreign directors.
  • Looks fun enough.
  • Higgens
    Spider tanks and some sort of Bear man with a chain gun? Im in.
    • Jon Odishaw
      I was wondering what the advantage of a spider tank over a conventional vehicle was, and then it dangled and destroyed that Heliocopter. I know longer wonder.
      • Higgens
        Even with out that, It looks cooler. SO that counts for a lot IMO. :)
  • RAW_D
    In Russia, super hero bear team doesn't find you, YOU find super hero bear team!
    • I suppose this Bearman will have a very limited vocabulary: I AM BEAR!
  • shiboleth
    Well, seems like Americans are not the only ones entitled to super hero silliness ...
    • Bo
      Yea, well said and my thoughts exactly!
  • Look, it's the Russian Winter Soldier. This one has swords! I'm in. This looks really fun.
  • This looks as much fun as American comic book movies and probably just as shallow but I'm good with shallowness in cinema so long as it elicits some kind of emotion from me. Unless it completely messes up, Zaschitniki looks like it'll do fine with me.
  • grimjob
    Yep, looks pretty rad.
  • Bill
    Looks great. I'll check it out (if I can).
  • CShane
    Looks pretty cool, I'm in.
  • Denny Bennett
    As long as it's fun, I'll give it a look.




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