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Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story | Average Guy Documentary Review | Movierob's Genre Grandeur

For this month's Genre Grandeur on Documentary films, I am reviewing Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story. Click here to check out the other reviews over on Movierob's site.



Whilst out hunting in the back country of Montana, Eduardo Garcia came across what looked like an old metal drum. Inside was a dead animal, but when Garcia tried to touch it with his knife, he was hit with 2400 volts of electricity. Somehow, he survived, and managed to walk to get help. But he suffered several major injuries, that required multiple surgeries and resulted in the loss of his left hand. This is the story of his recovery.



If you ever want to see an example of the strength of the human spirit, Charged is a good place to start. It is impossible to not be moved by Eduardo Garcia's story, and his unwavering positivity in the face of such life changing injuries. Especially when you find out that even after the accident, life wasn't done crapping on this guy.




Because of his life changing injuries,…

Captain Marvel | Jude Law's Character Confirmed

Spoiler Alert
It has finally been confirmed who Jude Law will be playing in the upcoming Captain Marvel. Many have speculated, and it seems their speculation was correct.
According to the official Captain Marvel page on the Disney website Law will be playing Mar-Vell, leader of the Starforce. Which makes him Captain Marvel's (AKA Carol Danvers) boss. The question is; how will it affect their relationship when Danvers (played by Brie Larson) returns to Earth?
First hinted at during Avengers: Infinity War's end credits scene, we know Nick Fury has a good relationship with Captain Marvel. Now we get to see how that relationship came about. It seems that during the 1990's, the Earth was caught in the middle of an inter-galactic war between the Kree and Skrulls. When an event causes her to crash into a Blockbuster Video Store (the youngsters among us may not know what that is), Captain Marvel chooses to defend her planet of origin. But will that choice set her at odds with the Sta…

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL | Moustache Trailer Reaction

The first trailer for Men in Black International has been released, and we decided to share our thoughts. If you haven't seen the trailer yet, you can check it out below.


First things first, that is an impressive cast! Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson (that "Johnson and Johnson" joke from Die Hard comes to mind), Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, and those are just the ones we've seen so far. Knowing this franchise we can at least expect a few interesting cameos.
It was good to see Emma Thompson return after her appearance in MIB 3. Hopefully she'll get a bigger role this time. We know Hemsworth can do funny after his performances is Ghostbusters (2016) - he was arguably the best thing about it - and Thor Ragnarok. In fact, he looks very comfortable in his new role as Agent H - maybe a little too comfortable at one point. He and Tessa Thompson worked really well together in Ragnarok, and it looks like the magic will continue here. Every…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse | Average Guy Movie Review

Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) is a typical teenager, struggling to fit in whilst also trying to find his place in the world. His struggles only worsen when he's bitten by a genetically engineered spider, gifting him with the same abilities as Spider-Man. Abilities he must learn to control. Luckily for Miles, a cross-dimensional event has brought several other Spider-People to his dimension, who better to teach him what it means to be Spider-Man? But will he master it all before his new found friends are forced to return home?



Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is proof that Sony can do a Spider-Man movie, and do it well, if they get the right people. Oh, and if they leave said people alone to do the work. This is a spectacular movie on every level. Thanks to some beautiful animation - a combination of comic book and anime styles - this new version of the Marvel universe looks fantastic. Not only that, the voice cast do an impeccable job of bringing it to life. And at the centre of i…

Vote for Die Hard: The ULTIMATE Christmas Movie

'Tis the season to be jolly, which means lots of tinsel, wrapping paper, empty bank accounts and the same damn Christmas music playing over and over. But it also means we have the perfect excuse to watch Die Hard - the ULTIMATE Christmas movie - as many times as we want.

It's my pick for Best Christmas Movie in the latest LAMBracket from The Large Association of Movie Blogs, and I need your help. You can vote for it over at the LAMB's website, or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.



Now many of you are probably thinking; Die Hard? That's not a Christmas movie! Well respectfully, you're wrong. I don't think Die Hard could get any more Christmassy. For one thing, it's on TV every December. The story takes place during a party on Christmas Eve. There's plenty of decorations, trees and music, not to mention the most inventive use of Christmas tape the world has ever seen. Our hero even sends his enemies a heart-warming Christmas message, "Ho-Ho-Ho". …

Avengers Endgame | Moustache Trailer Reaction

The trailer for Avengers: Endgame has finally arrived. No doubt you've already seen it, but if not you can check it out below.


Well, it seems things are looking even bleaker than they did at the end of Infinity War. Tony is stranded in space, onboard what appears to be the Milano. There is a glimpse of Nebula at one point. The question is; what caused the ship to be so badly damaged? Was it the battle with Thanos on Titan? Or has something happened in the interim? Whatever it was, it seems Tony has finally come across a piece of technology even he can't fix, and is pretty much at breaking point. 
The rest of the team are still on Earth, reeling from the moment in which Thanos snapped his finger and half the population of the galaxy disappeared. But at least Steve managed to find a moment to shave his beard. He and Romanoff have some sort of plan in mind, enough for Steve to break out the stealth suit from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and his lucky compass, the one he carr…

Robin Hood | Average Guy Movie Review

When Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) returns from the Crusades, he finds his home in ruins and the people poverty stricken. It seems that the Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn) is bleeding the people dry to fund the war for the Holy Land. With the help of his new ally Yahya (Jamie Foxx) - John to his friends - Robin takes on the persona of "The Hood" so that he might relieve the wealthy of their ill-gotten gains to help those more in need and end the war, once and for all.




In trying to create a more timeless take on the Robin Hood tale, Otto Bathurst has delivered what looks to be Batman Begins meets The Mask of Zorro. The director was apparently looking to give the movie a unique style that's 1/3 historically accurate, 1/3 contemporary and 1/3 futuristic. At times it was hard to tell if I was looking at a set inspired by Gladiator or Star Wars. Generally the movie does look quite good - although quite unbelievable - and the cinematography can be quite beautiful at ti…

Creed II | Average Guy Movie Review

Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the Heavyweight Champion of the World faces the fight of his life when his father's former rival steps out of the shadows. Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), seeing an opportunity to regain some of the glory he lost in his fight with Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), pits his son Viktor (Florian Munteanu) against the newly minted champ. But with more than just the title on the line, will history repeat itself?




If Creed is Rocky, then Creed II is a blend of the Rocky sequels, specifically II, III and IV. Steven Caple Jr. does a good job taking over from Ryan Coogler, but Creed II is a typical sequel; bigger, more grandiose, but packing less punch (hah, boxing pun). However some great performances do a lot to make this an entertaining watch. All of the returning  cast are on top form, including Dolph Lundgren, whose performance is a lot more layered than in Rocky IV. But one of the most impressive performances comes from Florian Munteanu. You'd expect…

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald | Average Guy Movie Review

When Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) escapes from prison, a world-wide manhunt begins to re-capture him. But what is he planning? And how does Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller) fit in? In order to find out, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) asks Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to head to Paris.




David Yates delivers another fun instalment in J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World, and there's a hell of a lot going on! Firstly we've got some catching up to do with some returning characters, as well as meeting some new (and newish) ones. The Crimes of Grindelwald does do a good job of opening up the pre-Potter Wizarding World. Newt has some interesting new magical creatures to take care of, not to mention the creature that's had babies since the first movie. But as the title would suggest, this one is mainly about the big bad of the story.




Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them merely introduced the evil wizard. So this time around we're getting to know the bad guy, a little anyway…

The Girl in the Spider's Web | Average Guy Movie Review

Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) - the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - is hired to acquire something from a certain government agency. But in doing so, she draws the attention of government agents from multiple countries and someone from her past, someone dangerous. And in order to put things right and clear her name, Lisbeth will have to face one of the darkest parts of her troubled past.




Fede Alvarez takes control of the US variant of the Millennium series in this soft reboot/sequel to David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. But where the first movie was a more than fucked up murder mystery, this is more a Bond/Bourne-esque espionage thriller. Alvarez does well stepping into Fincher's shoes, no doubt an unenviable task for many. He has put together a tense and engaging thriller. Despite adhering to the well-used storyline in which the main character begins to think/worry about someone just before they reappear to fuck up the main character's life, the movie does a goo…