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Bumblebee | Average Guy Movie Review

When the Autobots are forced to abandon Cybertron, Bumblebee is sent to hide on Earth. There he is 'acquired' by Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), who upon discovering there's more to her new car than meets the eye, attempts to teach Bumblebee to blend in. The problem is, Bee isn't the only Cybertronian on Earth. And when the Decepticons learn of his presence, they strike an uneasy alliance with the US government in order to find him. Travis Knight has done something very different with this prequel to Michael Bay's Transformers movies, he actually made a good movie. More than that, he made an 80's movie, in more ways than one. Bumblebee is a fun and heart-warming story about friendship, one that also happens to feature shape-shifting robots. Where Michael Bay's entries in the franchise are all about the spectacle and big explosions, Knight has injected some story and interesting characters into the mix - not to mention some actual acting. Hailee Steinfel

Mission: Impossible - Fallout | Average Guy Movie Review

When a mission failure results in three plutonium cores ending up in the wrong hands, the IMF is put under CIA overwatch. Things get even more complicated when it's discovered that that the group looking to acquire the plutonium - known as the Apostles - are the last remaining members of Solomon Lane's (Sean Harris) Syndicate. Their goal, cause a global catastrophe that will bring about a new world order. And the only link to the Apostles and the plutonium that Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team have to work with is a mysterious arms dealer known as the White Widow (Vanessa Kirby). In the 22 years it has been around, the Mission: Impossible franchise has gone through many guises. Each movie is as different from the last as the men who direct them. Fallout may have the same director as Rogue Nation - a first for the franchise - but Christopher McQuarrie still manages to make this a very different movie. This one's a lot darker than previous instalments, the mission