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Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye | Moustache Trailer Reaction

It seems that Marvel has come up with a way to get us in the Christmas spirit early, this year. That's right; the trailer for their new show Hawkeye  has arrived, and if it's anything to go by, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) will be bringing the festive cheer. For me, the announcement of a Hawkeye  show was a welcome one. I figured it was about time the most unappreciated Avenger got some love. In fact, I never understood why he is so unappreciated. He's a fun character, and Jeremy Renner plays him brilliantly. I also figured his show would be something of a low key affair, especially when compared to the Marvel  shows that have gone before it. So I was delightfully surprised when the trailer arrived and I finally got a glimpse of the merriments to come. After all, what's more festive than a Christmas adventure in New York? Photo Credit: Entertainment Weekly On the face of it Clint is doing his best to lead a better life, making up for lost time with his family and undoub

The Matrix Resurrections | Moustache Trailer Reaction

It seems that resurrection is upon us, for this December we will be ushered down the rabbit hole once again. Check out the trailer for The Matrix Resurrections  below. When I first heard that Lana Wachowski was working on some sort of follow up to The Matrix  trilogy, I have to admit I was sceptical at best. The first movie was a cinematic milestone, it broke new ground, inspired a wave of new sci-fi and fantasy movies, and ushered Hollywood into the 21st century. On the other hand, the sequels weren't nearly as impressive. Sure there was hype, and a lot of impressive visuals, fights and stunts. But that hype soon gave way to "meh". So the idea of revisiting that world wasn't all that attractive. That is... until now. There is something very familiar about the imagery in this trailer, there are a lot of callbacks to events from the previous instalments, and yet we seem to be looking at a whole new Matrix. Everything is a lot brighter, gone is the grungy look, and for

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings | Average Guy Movie Review

For ten years Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) - the son of The Mandarin (Tony Leung), keeper of the Ten Rings - has been running from his past, trying to escape the life his father intended for him. Unfortunately that past has now caught up with him, endangering the lives of those he cares about. Now he must return home, face his father and learn the secrets of his family. If there's one thing that Marvel is good at, it's taking lesser known comic book characters and turning them into major players. Clearly they haven't lost their touch because Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings  is everything fans love about the MCU and so much more. Whilst keeping things very much rooted in this world, Destin Daniel Cretton has carved out a new piece of the epic film franchise - one steeped in asian culture and mythology - to bring us Marvel's first Asian superhero.  It seems insane to think that just a few years ago Simu Liu tweeted Marvel about Shang-Chi, and now he's playing the ne

Beckett | Average Guy Movie Review

After a car crash, an American tourist finds himself inexplicably on the run from Greek authorities. He doesn't know the language or the terrain, and his only hope is to reach the US Embassy in Athens before his pursuers catch up with him. John David Washington once again demonstrates his abilities as a leading man, this time in the chase-thriller; Beckett . The movie begins fairly sedately as we catch up with a couple enjoying their holiday in rural Greece, exploring ruins and such. But when tragedy strikes, our man - for reasons unknown - has to quite literally run for the hills, and Jason Bourne he is not. All throughout, the chase is very kinetic, frenzied even, as Washington's clueless protagonist relies on a lot of luck and his own two feet to stay alive. There is definitely an element of realism to this nightmare, rather than a bunch of big chase sequences this is more about a scared guy running for his life - making Beckett a scarily relatable character. Between that an

Free Guy | Average Guy Movie Review

Guy (Ryan Reynolds) is someone who loves his life. He's got his job at the bank, his best friend Buddy (Lil Rel Howery), and a home in the paradise that is Free City. But a chance encounter with the mysterious Molotov Girl (Jodie Comer) leads to a mind-bending discovery; Guy and all his friends are Non-Player Characters (NPC) in an online video game. This causes Guy to seek more from his life, to break free from the monotonous cycle that is his existence. The only problem is; his world is about to be destroyed to make way for Free City 2. Anyone who has ever played an online game like Grand Theft Auto will be able to relate to Free Guy , and even if you haven't you should still have fun with it. Shawn Levy and his team have created this authentic video game experience. One that really captures the insanity of an online world, and the freedom it provides. It embraces that big, silly fun and throws it on to the big screen. The opening sequence features a player (and one of many

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME | Moustache Teaser Reaction

The Spider-Man: No Way Home  trailer has finally arrived, and it sure does look good when it's not footage of a phone filming a phone, filmed on a phone! Granted, there's no real difference between this and the leaked version - bar some improved visual effects, and you can actually see what's going on - but it's still good to finally get a look at what is to come. If you haven't seen it, or you just want to watch it again, check out the trailer below... So after that shock ending to Spider-Man: Far From Home  it seems that Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is struggling with his new found fame - or should that be infamy? Not only does the entire world know he's Spider-Man, but he appears to be in the frame for murdering Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) too. That would certainly explain why he needs a certain lawyer to help him. But the Web-Head is also considering more drastic options, courtesy of his old friend (and world saving colleague) Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch),

Boss Level | Average Guy Movie Review

Roy (Frank Grillo) is a man with a problem; everyday he wakes up to the sound of people trying to kill him. But that's not really it. No, the real problem is that they succeed, and Roy has to wake up and do it all over again. That's right, Roy is stuck in a time loop, and he has no idea why. What he does know is that it has something to do with his ex-wife Jemma (Naomi Watts) and her boss Colonel Clive Ventor (Mel Gibson). Now he just has to live long enough to figure out the rest. Joe Carnahan has taken the whole Groundhog Day /time loop idea and made it into a high-octane action movie. From start to finish Boss Level  is pure insanity, and it revels in it - especially in the inventive ways it manages to keep killing our hero. The whole thing plays out like a video game, especially when it comes to the splendiferously over the top action. In any other situation you'd question how a man could get away with causing so much carnage without the appearance of a single police of

Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard | Average Guy Movie Review

While recovering from his last ordeal with Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) sees his holiday ruined when Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek) shows up, uninvited, and with a legion of armed goons on her tail. Turns out Darius has been kidnapped, and Sonia needs Bryce's help to rescue him. The ensuing calamity puts the trio back on Interpol's radar, and in the crosshairs of crime-lord Aristotle Papadopoulos (Antonio Banderas).  As with most sequels Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard  is bigger, louder and more explodier than its predecessor. In other words it's more of what we like; gunfights, car chases, explosions, and a healthy smattering of bad language. Something - or some things - the hitman, the wife and the bodyguard do very well. Much like in the first movie, Jackson and Reynolds make a perfect buddy comedy duo, a duo that works just as well as a trio, with Hayek bringing a whole new level of insanity to proceedings. She was hilarious in the f