4.0/10
9,389
130 user 51 critic

Guardians (2017)

Zashchitniki (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | 23 February 2017 (Russia)
Trailer
2:19 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
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.

Director:

Sarik Andreasyan

Writers:

Andrey Gavrilov (screenplay), Sarik Andreasyan (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
2,895 ( 112)
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Pampushnyy ... Arsus
Sanjar Madi ... Khan (as Sanzhar Madi)
Sebastien Sisak ... Ler (as Sebastyan Sisak Grigoryan)
Alina Lanina ... Kseniya
Valeriya Shkirando ... Major Elena Larina
Vyacheslav Razbegaev ... General-mayor Nikolay Dolgov
Stanislav Shirin Stanislav Shirin ... Avgust Kuratov
Aleksandr Komissarov Aleksandr Komissarov ... Viktor Dobronravov
Nikolay Shestak ... Fyodor
Elizaveta Polyakova Elizaveta Polyakova
Viktor Mishchenchuk Viktor Mishchenchuk
Polina Polyakova Polina Polyakova
Yuriy Pilyugin Yuriy Pilyugin
Svetlana Tulskaya Svetlana Tulskaya
Andrey Bobrov Andrey Bobrov
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Squad of Soviet Superheroes See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

23 February 2017 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Guardians See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

RUR 380,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,702,268 (Russia), 26 February 2017, Wide Release
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Made on a budget of 330 million rubles, which is equivalent to 5 million US dollars. See more »

Goofs

Both times when Arsus morphs into a full bear, ripping his pants, he reappears in human form having a full set of pants and boots. See more »

Crazy Credits

In mid-credits scene, Yelena is transported in a back of a truck by two soldiers. When they open the door, she attacks them, killing one and subduing the other, who, when asked who sent them, says: "Ferrum". See more »

Alternate Versions

When the film was originally released in Germany, the dubbing was highly criticized for adding lowbrow humor. To rectify this, distributor Capelight ordered a new dubbing (which reflected the original tone of the movie) and the film was re-released (with both dubbings) on Blu-ray/DVD. See more »

Connections

Featured in Honest Trailers: The Oscars 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Guardians
Written by Oleg Tsoy & Kseniya Vinogradova
Performed by Yuliya Tereshchenko
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
User rating very harsh, there is a lot worse with a better score
15 April 2017 | by cjoshi-64841See all my reviews

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.


161 of 201 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 130 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed