Eli Roth, director of the upcoming Borderlands film, has responded to critics who likened the production to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

The film has become a bestseller Video game series to the big screen, but there are already concerns that it will be too different from the sexy, irreverent adult themes that gamers know so well.

Starring Kevin Hart, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jack Black, Borderlands will be released in the US and UK on August 9.

but, The film was rated PG-13 which left fans confused With the official trailer adding to the scares, with a supposed similarity to Guardians of the Galaxy.

In the Reddit thread discussing the newly assigned classification, there’s a lot of disappointment. The top-rated review reads: “They tried to make a movie for everyone, and it’s really for no one, a story as old as time.” In response, another user chimes in, “Exactly. The movie seems like a perfect example of a product made by committee.”

The Borderlands director explains the reaction he wants to elicit

Eli Roth refutes early criticism, insisting it will live up to expectations.

In conversation with Comprehensive movie Regarding the comparisons, the director said: “There will be similarities no matter what you do, just because of the nature of the subject.”

“I was very conscious of not remaking Guardians. (Audiences) will see the movie, and they will see it’s different.

Regarding the challenge of successfully adapting the themes of a hit video game to film, Roth added, “I don’t want (the audience) to say, ‘Oh, that was a good video game movie,'” I said. I want them to say, “That was a really fun sci-fi movie.”

The film’s reception will be interesting. Will there be enough to satisfy fans that the content of the post-apocalyptic action comedy, which began with 2009’s Borderlands, is strong enough in its own right, without obvious comparisons to the vibrant space opera Guardians of the Galaxy, which premiered in 2014 and got two series?

That remains to be seen, but the overlap in style and subject matter is clear.

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