BORDERLANDS Trailer Gives Major GOTG Vibes As Character Posters Take A Dig At MADAME WEB

BORDERLANDS Trailer Gives Major GOTG Vibes As Character Posters Take A Dig At MADAME WEB BORDERLANDS Trailer Gives Major GOTG Vibes As Character Posters Take A Dig At MADAME WEB

Lionsgate has shared the first trailer for Eli Roth's adaptation of the popular Borderlands video games, and it gives off serious Guardians of the Galaxy vibes...

By MarkCassidy - Feb 21, 2024 01:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Video Games
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Following yesterday's teaser, Lionsgate has debuted the first full trailer for its upcoming Borderlands video game adaptation, and it looks... a lot like Guardians of the Galaxy!

To be fair, pretty much every comedic sci-fi adventure featuring a motley crew of space-faring heroes will likely wind up being compared to James Gunn's movies, and with Eli Roth at the helm, there's a good chance this will up the gore quota considerably - though the fact that it didn't get a red-band trailer may suggest that it'll wind up with a PG-13 rating.

We also have a batch of posters spotlighting each member of the team, and Roland's (Kevin Hart) banner features the now infamous "he was in the Amazon with my mother..." line from the Madame Web trailer.

Have a look at the footage below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Borderlands is a somewhat bizarre and very violent first-person, loot-based shooter which focuses on four “Vault Hunters” fending off local marauders while searching for advanced alien tech on a planet called Pandora. There have been three games released so far, and all have done very well.

Check out the official synopsis below.

“In the movie Lilith (Blanchett), an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas (Ramirez). Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Black), a persistently wiseass robot.

These unlikely heroes must battle alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl, who may hold the key to unimaginable power. The fate of the universe could be in their hands – but they’ll be fighting for something more: each other.”

This big-screen take was developed at Lionsgate and works off a script from Chernobyl screenwriter Craig Mazin. Roth also produced along with Avi and Ari Arad through their Arad Productions banner.

The movie is set to hit theaters on August 9.

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LiteraryJoe - 2/21/2024, 1:41 PM
Right before she died.
WhatIfRickJames - 2/21/2024, 1:41 PM
Brilliant marketing, lol. Looks decent. Not a gamer so I'm unfamiliar with the IP. Hoping Roth delivers
Shivermetimbers - 2/21/2024, 2:17 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - Same here. Never played the games, but this actually looks like a lot of fun. It also looks ridiculous, but that is part of the fun. Was worried about Kevin Hart since I am not a fan, but he looks decent in here.
ModHaterSLADE - 2/21/2024, 1:42 PM
Looks a lot better than I thought it would be. It also looks like somebody actually did their homework with the costume and vehicle designs.
tluciotti74 - 2/21/2024, 1:45 PM
I thought there was going to be zero chance that I was interested in this and yet, after seeing the trailer, I find myself somewhat intrigued!
SheepishOne - 2/21/2024, 1:46 PM
Okay the poster got a genuine laugh outta me. A+
tylerzero - 2/21/2024, 1:49 PM
The planet, “Pandora?” The N’avi called…

(Sarcasm: obviously, I know nothing about the video game.)
Apophis71 - 2/21/2024, 2:42 PM
@tylerzero - Have a vague watching my youngest playing it knowledge of the game, enough to know it has a lot of intentional references to pop culture in it so...
CerealKiller1 - 2/21/2024, 2:55 PM
@Apophis71 - The games do feature tons of pop culture references, but this isn’t one of them - the first Borderlands game that took place on the planet Pandora came out before Avatar did 😊
JFerguson - 2/21/2024, 1:50 PM
Looks really fun. You know madame web is really bad when Ari Arad decides to produce this over that though
stevezegers - 2/21/2024, 1:52 PM
I love the games and it looks like the games. They really do have this whole crazy mythology to them.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/21/2024, 1:54 PM
HQ version:

AmazingFILMporg - 2/21/2024, 2:01 PM
Looks like dumb fun💁
EZBeast - 2/21/2024, 2:11 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - minus the fun part...
Oberlin4Prez - 2/21/2024, 2:04 PM
I guess I didn't pay super close attention to the Madame Web posters, leave it to Josh to notice though
MarkCassidy - 2/21/2024, 2:37 PM
@Oberlin4Prez - I don't even know where to begin with this 😂
TrentCrimm - 2/21/2024, 3:32 PM
@MarkCassidy -

It's gotta sting a little bit though right? Knowing how easily people read your articles and think it's Josh.
Oberlin4Prez - 2/21/2024, 3:58 PM
@MarkCassidy - LoL. Sorry. It's a freaking ear worm at this point. LoL
CerealKiller1 - 2/21/2024, 5:51 PM
@TrentCrimm - They’ve become completely interchangeable at this point
UniqNo - 2/21/2024, 2:07 PM
I never played the games but this looks kinda mid tbh. I will say Blanchett still looking like a beauty though.
EZBeast - 2/21/2024, 2:11 PM
I'll stick with the games...
Knightrider - 2/21/2024, 2:11 PM
I do enjoy it when movies take dogs at one another, but it also does raise the stakes, as the movie taking the shot has to be good
grif - 2/21/2024, 2:15 PM
lame kevin hart and big mouth jlk. hard pass
GhostDog - 2/21/2024, 2:21 PM
Hollywood keeps dry humping the guardians of the Galaxy aesthetic. This looks like a knock off almost
mountainman - 2/21/2024, 2:27 PM
@GhostDog - Isn’t this exact song on one of the GOTG soundtracks?
bkmeijer1 - 2/21/2024, 2:34 PM
@GhostDog - for something like Suicide Squad it didn't work, but I think Borderlands (and D&D before this) actually do lend itself to that formula
regularmovieguy - 2/21/2024, 3:39 PM

You don’t think TSS worked?
bkmeijer1 - 2/21/2024, 5:28 PM
@regularmovieguy - Gunn did show the formula works for the team in his version, but the 2016 failed to make it work.

Think what makes it work isn't the music or the comedy, but using those two things (amongst others) to get a band of misfits from A to B. And that needs to be balanced with character, something SS2016 failed to do.
regularmovieguy - 2/21/2024, 5:48 PM

SS2016 was reworked to be more of a Guardians-esque movie after the success of Guardians. And you’re right it was a massive failure in trying to be GOTG.
mountainman - 2/21/2024, 2:21 PM
This could be a somewhat entertaining watch for free when I can watch at home.
TheVisionary25 - 2/21/2024, 2:23 PM
Looks kinda fun imo tbh so I’ll likely check it out!!.

I haven’t played the games but am familiar with it and have seen enough to know that it seems be tonally true to it at the least so that’s good for fans.

Hell of a cast too!!.
S8R8M - 2/21/2024, 2:24 PM
Never played it. Looks fun. But I did say the same for the first Suicide Squad. Same kinda styling for the trailer.
bkmeijer1 - 2/21/2024, 2:35 PM
I like it. Not much they could do wrong with this one, so I'm optimistic about it. The trailer does give Guardians vibes, but I think that fits the off kilter style of Borderlands.
ThorArms - 2/21/2024, 2:44 PM
Looks fun. Hard game to make a movie out of, so this lookts as good as it could
Clintthahamster - 2/21/2024, 4:04 PM
Wow, that looks like dogshit. At least my girl JLC is still holding it down where it counts. 😉
dragon316 - 2/21/2024, 4:10 PM
Never played game this looks fun what I got from game clips you stranded on planet trying to survive enemy’s trying kill you and eat you glad it’s not what I was thinking this looks fun
Colton - 2/21/2024, 4:22 PM
Jamie Lee post a picture of suffering Palistinan children thinking they are Isreali children then taking it down Curtis? No thanks.
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