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.
Here’s the first part of an amazing interview. Thank you so much to martininamerica for this powerful bit.
ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?
Jourdan, Sessilee, and Chanel @ Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2009 Haute Couture
im really fucking sarcastic for someone who’s about to start crying most of the time
Mind-blowingly FUCKING AWESOME Nebula cosplay
So many notes but no credit to the cosplayer! It’s Karin Olava Effects, who is bad ass, by the way.
You’re absolutely right, and thank you for the correction.
Fabtastic job, Karin!