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 stories like this are why diverse representation in the media is so important. Representation of strong characters of different genders (binary, non-binary, what have you), different races, different types of relationships, sexuality, disability, etc.
I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS REAL BUT I SAW IT ON YAHOO NEWS OMG
wait what happened?!
there was like a riot in Vancouver & in the middle of it all this happened
omg vancouver is tumblr famouz
that girl started having like a panic attack and her bf was trying to calm her down
this is what you call love,
i reblog this everytime.