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.
And now I love this movie a little more.
Well this is amazing
Posting for my wife, whose adventures inspire me.
This is so super adorable!
This week I decided to start walking to work (about 45 blocks) and I wish I looked this adorable doing it. I also wish 2nd Ave looked more like the Shire and less like Mordor, especially because of course I chose the week it actually feels like summer. But my wife is brilliant and knows how to keep me motivated and that means turning every walk into an adventure.