- User rating very harsh, there is a lot worse with a better score 4/15/2017 12:00:00 AM by cjoshi-64841
Having come across the trailer 'Guardian' on the Internet, initially I was fooled into thinking it was one for the Galaxy sequel (the action scenes looked impressive), but to my surprise it was an apparent Russian blockbuster, but an even bigger surprise is the rating. Yes, the script is rushed, and the story is basic, heck some will argue it's a Russian 'Galaxy' but it's not as bad as the score suggests, it's a shame people have jumped on the bandwagon in helping the movie look worse than it is.
All major movie making countries are trying to make their own superhero films and they all have the same clichés and silly stories (including Hollywood) it just may be a little worse here. It deserves an average 5 just for some impressive action sequences though, on that front it's the best 5 million dollars you will ever see spent on an action film, it looks like a very impressive blockbuster and puts some Hollywood ones to shame in that respect, so hope people can view this as the popcorn film it's meant to be, and the unfair score improves.
Don't get me wrong there is a lot bad in terms of writing etc, but as an action movie it's watchable, maybe if only once so 3+ is an insult, 5-6 is a disappointing score for such a film but more realistic all the same, definitely better than The Asylum movies and even some of those currently they have a higher score and they have nothing going for them, at least the Guardians boasts some decent effects.
Don't go by the rating make your own choice.
- Below expectations 4/23/2017 12:00:00 AM by abisio
There was some potential in this tale of four superheroes created by the Russian government during the Cold War; that have to stay hidden until needed; but the movie sadly has very very lazy writing and even poorer editing. The FX are acceptable (the last Avengers was not much better and cost 50 times more); but the characters are pure stock. Forced; unsympathetic and underwritten. Action scenes are not spectacular as they were supposed to be; and villain motivations (or goals) are not that clear.
In brief; perhaps next time with better production and writing they will make a better movie; but just one is just a curiosity.
- It's an OK movie , nice to watch but.... 5/9/2017 12:00:00 AM by Paulo_Clemente
The plot is the normal on this movies, a secret project to turn man on super soldiers is shut down and the mentor of this project finds himself with superpowers and wants to rule the world.
This movie has good ingredients to be a good movie, superheroes, fight scenes, nice girls , action, i only gave it 6 stars because sometimes to me it seems like the acting was not at the best, it didn't look natural, look mechanized , if the dialogues where more fluid then the movie would be better.
So , the Russian avengers is a good movie to see and hope it will get better on the sequel.
- It's really that bad 5/4/2017 12:00:00 AM by maskygen
I don't know why people are trying to say this movie is good, because it is not. First the good parts, the cinematic, music and special effects are pretty decent. And the bad, how can I put this, the movie has no pace, the way they start the team it's laughable, "wanna join? sure". The stiff face major blonde whatever struggles to show emotions and empathy, but it just makes you laugh at her failing to do so, and the list goes on and on, the acting is really terrible.
OK, we get it, small budget, but that doesn't mean the story,editing and acting has to be so low.
- One of the all time great Bad Science Fiction films 4/25/2017 12:00:00 AM by subsonixsteve
from the heavy handed introduction / title sequence involving unpleasant manipulation of Humans, I knew I was in for a treat. My viewing pleasure was massively enhanced by the appallingly translated subtitles, (talking about a daughter, saying "he did this and died" or something along those lines) The frequent, perplexing "gazing at another's grief" scenes with characters that looked as though they had all traces of expression CGI'd from their faces. News bulletins that looked as if the broadcasters didn't really know how serious all this might be. Arsus (the bear) seemed to be suffering some kind of existential crisis going on most of the time, even when he was a bear, and the grinning oaf that seemed to be the bad guy was fantastic, posturing with his hands in the air whilst manipulating his machines. So in all seriousness, one of the best / worst films I have ever experienced in my life of watching Really Bad science fiction films. and believe me this was Really Bad. Great Fun.