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Shazam! | Average Guy Movie Review

When 14 year old Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is chosen by the wizard Shazam (Djimon Honsou) to be his successor, he is introduced to a mysterious new world, that of being a grown up. In taking on this role Billy is gifted with the ability to transform into a fully grown superhero (Zachary Levi) - one with more than a few super powers. Now he just has to figure out how to use them, luckily his new foster brother Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer) is there to help. But while he adapts to life as both a kid and an adult, Billy must also face off against Doctor Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong), a man possessed by a group of demonic creatures - known as the Seven Deadly Sins - who want Billy's new found powers for themselves.


Ever since Man of Steel hit cinemas in 2013, there have been complaints surrounding the tone of the DCEU. It was something that this franchise couldn't escape - despite several colourful attempts - until now. Director David F. Sandberg has managed to take that dark tone an…

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Moustache Trailer Reaction

As you're probably aware, the first trailer for Star Wars Episode IX has arrived, and as with many big trailer releases I couldn't resist sharing a few thoughts. If you haven't seen the trailer - or you just want to watch it again - check it out below.

First of all the title. I'm not sold on this yet, not that that is likely to stop me seeing 'The Rise of Skywalker' on the big screen...actually there's no chance I'm missing this! Obviously there could be multiple meanings to this title, which does feel rather on the nose. You could argue that 'Return of the Jedi' had several different meanings, the return of Luke to his home planet, the return of Anakin over Darth Vader, the return of the Jedi Order. But does this new title signify the rise of a specific Skywalker? In which case, how are they rising? Or does it refer to the rise of a new order (led by members of the Skywalker family) that will lead the galaxy into a new era? Given what we have s…