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"You’re suggesting what? A peace-keeping force?"
"I’m suggesting an ass-kicking force.”
I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.
Maybe she wasn’t loved widely, but she was loved deeply. And isn’t that more than most of us get?
I’ve had enough, I’ve seen enough, I want it to end, I don’t care anymore!
They call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy. What a bunch of a-holes.
Don’t you want to take a leap of faith? Or become an old man, filled with regret, waiting to die alone!
William Hartnell said from the very beginning “This [show] is gonna run forever and ever and ever” - Carole Ann Ford.