Every week, American movies get an overseas release. The country usually changes the title if the translation doesn’t quite work in the native tongue.
For example, Deep Impact became Earth and Comet Collide, Free Willy was changed to A Very Powerful Whale Runs to Heaven and Boogie Nights was saddled with the hilarious translation of His Great Device Makes Him Famous.
Guardians of the Galaxy is opening in China this week and director James Gunn tweeted out the movie poster along with the hilarious title change for Chinese audiences.
星際異攻隊 – that is, Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team -opens Friday in China! pic.twitter.com/9XpSoxqrAU
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 6, 2014
Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team is way, WAY sweeter name than Guardians of the Galaxy. Guardians sounds like a bunch of do-gooders who want to save people. But what’s the motive of an Unusual Attacking Team? Are they for the people or for themselves? What makes their form of attacking so unusual? So many questions that can only be answered by seeing Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team in theaters!
H/T Flickering Myth