September 4, 2014

GuardGuardians of the GalaxyOur resident movie reporter, Maymay wrote a review of the film that  can be read here

We love to share happy and positive stories on Autism Daily Newscast and when we came across this article on the Cinema Blend website we had to share it with you. The article describes how one moviegoer posted a comment to the film’s director, James Gunn, stating how much his younger brother, who has autism, identified with the character of,  Drax The Destroyer.

In response James Gunn posted the below image onto his Facebook page.


image taken from James Dunn's Facebook page
image taken from James Gunn’s Facebook page

‘ – Metaphors are gonna go over his head
– Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast. I will catch them’

“He’s like me! I can’t do metaphors!” The young boy says while watching the film, when Drax The Destroyer, makes the above comment.

This young boy has now been inspired to “tell everyone he knows that people with autism can be superheroes.”

The Cinema Blend article goes on to state that what this  film has taught this young boy, could also teach the rest of the world, that we too can all be  heroes.

The article states:

‘What superheroes can, and should, teach us all is that to be a hero, you don’t have to fit a certain mold, look a certain way, or be anything but your true self. ‘

What this film shows is the positive impact of the Superhero film.

The original article by Mike Reyes on the Cinema Blend website can be read here

About the author 

Jo Worgan

Jo Worgan is a published author, writer and blogger. She has a degree in English Literature. She writes about life with her youngest son who is on the autistic spectrum. Jo tweets (@mummyworgan) and is also a freelance columnist for the Lancaster Guardian. ‘My Life with Tom, Living With Autism‘ is her second book and a culmination of her blog posts, and available on Kindle now, along with her first book, Life on the Spectrum. The Preschool years.

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