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Rambo: Last blood | Average Guy Movie review

It has been 11 years since John Rambo came home, and in that time he has managed to find peace. Seeking a quiet life, he runs his family's horse ranch with his friend Maria Beltran (Adriana Barraza). But when Maria's granddaughter Gabriella (Yvette Monreal) secretly heads to Mexico in search of her father, she is kidnapped by a gang who force her into sex slavery. And Rambo will have to unleash a side of himself he's been trying to keep a lid on, if he's going to get her back.


We've come a long way since First Blood, as has John Rambo. He's gone from being a drifter victimised by a brutal small town Sheriff, to an 80's uber action-hero who could take on the Vietnamese and Russian armies almost single-handedly. Even as an ageing veteran he was able to decimate a tyrannical Burmese army unit. But now he's older, slower, he hasn't been in a fight in a while, he's even had a haircut! And with Rambo resorting to a few new tactics, the movie does refle…

Ad Astra | Average Guy Movie Review

When an unexplained phenomenon causes major electrical surges across the globe, astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) is tasked with a top secret mission. It seems that the source of the phenomenon is Neptune, and is possibly linked to the "Lima Project" - a mission to search for intelligent alien life, long thought lost, which was led by Roy's estranged father Clifford (Tommy Lee Jones). With the surges getting worse and more frequent, threatening all life on Earth, Roy will have to travel across the solar system and wrestle with his own inner demons, if he's going to save the human race and find out what really happened to his father.



There are some stunning vistas in James Gray's space travel epic, but as "The Lost City of Z" director demonstrates; journeying through the stars is as dangerous as it is beautiful. Ad Astra is possibly one of the most accurate depictions of life in space, and makes for an interesting look at commercial space travel in the ne…

Angel Has Fallen | Average Guy Movie Review

When Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is framed for an attempt on President Trumbull's (Morgan Freeman) life, he must go on the run in order to prove his innocence. But with law enforcement and the real attackers on his trail, Banning must turn to the last person he'd choose, for help. The question is; can he expose the conspirators in time to save the President?





The Scottish/American hero is back once again to save the President, only this time it's his turn to fall - from grace that is. If Olympus Has Fallen is Die Hard in the White House, and London Has Fallen is basically Die Hard 2, Angel Has Fallen is definitely The Fugitive. For the most part it is another instalment in the Mike Banning on the war path franchise, but director Rick Roman Waugh has at least tried to change things up with Angel. More importantly, he has dialled back the cheese. Olympus was cheesy, London took it to an unnecessary level, so it was quite refreshing that Banning isn't spouting cheesy one-l…

The Informer | Average Guy Movie Review

When a sting operation goes horribly wrong, FBI informant Pete Koslow (Joel Kinnaman) is forced to return to the prison he's desperately trying to avoid in order to infiltrate the Polish mob. But while he gathers evidence on the inside, the FBI higher ups are getting cold feet on the outside, and with a detective from the NYPD sniffing around, things only get worse. When his and his family's safety is put in jeopardy, Pete must take matters into his own hands.


Andrea Di Stefano's The Informer is a pretty average look at the world of informants and undercover investigations. It unfortunately suffers from a crammed plot, including all the clichés of a crime thriller and a prison movie as well. Joel Kinnaman does well as Pete Koslow, a man with everything to lose. Instead of the typical Hollywood tough guy, Koslow is a flawed man just trying to do the right thing. And whilst he is very capable, he's also under a lot of pressure and scared, something that comes across as ve…

Bad Boys For Life | Moustache Trailer Reaction

The first trailer for Bad Boys For Life is here, and it's filled with the type of carnage only Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) can create. Taking over directing duties from Michael Bay are Belgian directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Will they be able to bring the "Bayhem"? Judging by the trailer, it would appear so. If you haven't seen the trailer yet, check it out below.

It seems that the boys are starting to show their years as they get ready to take on another major player in Miami's seedy underworld - said to be a drug cartel leader named Armando Armas and played by Jacob Scipio. The phrase "one last time" comes up a lot, and Burnett needs glasses. There's even talk of retirement, but will they actually hand in their badges? Who knows, but we have seen this type of talk before; Burnett was going to break up the partnership in Bad Boys 2, but he didn't. Apart from that, Burnett and Lowrey are fighting crime …

JOJO RABBIT | Moustache Trailer Reaction

The new trailer for Jojo Rabbit is here, and it still looks like the maddest movie we've seen in a long time! If you haven't seen the trailer yet, check it out below:


Lets face it, you see a child charging through the woods with a grenade whilst a rather eccentric looking man - with a funny moustache - frolics along beside him, all to the sound of Smash Mouth's "I'm a Believer" (in German of course), you know you're about to watch something special. Although the shot of the kid throwing his knife at a tree only for it to bounce back into his friend's leg is still one of the funniest things I've seen in film. But with this new trailer we're starting to see the more serious side to Taika Waititi's anti-hate satire (based on the book "Caging Skies" by Christine Leunens).

Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) is just a lonely kid, one who desperately wants to belong, and in order to do so has bought into Nazism. But his struggles with the traini…