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1917: Average Guy Movie Review

Set during the Great War, '1917' follows the story of Lance Corporals William Schofield (George MacKay) and Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman). Tasked with an important mission, the two young soldiers must cross no man's land in order to reach an advancing British battalion, and stop them from marching into a German trap. If they fail to deliver the message in time 1600 men will be slaughtered - including Blake's older brother. Time truly is the enemy in this tense and unforgiving war drama. There aren't many movies that I would say you definitely have to see in the cinema, but '1917' is definitely one of them. Sam Mendes' tribute to his grandfather is something you really should see on the big screen. The way it's shot - like one continuous take - makes it more of an immersive experience than most other movies. There is an element of anxiety to '1917', in that you never really know what's going to happen - or more importantly

Kingsman: The Golden Circle | Average Guy Movie Review

When the Kingsman organisation is targeted by an unseen enemy, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) look to the Statesman - their cousins from across the pond - for help. Much like Kingsman, Statesman is an independent intelligence agency operating under the guise of a whiskey distillery in Kentucky. Together they must figure out who is targetting them and why. At the same time Eggsy tries to maintain some form of normal life with his girlfriend Princess Tilde (Hanna Alstrom). Director Matthew Vaughn returns to the world he created with Kingsman: The Secret Service. A parody of the classic James Bond movies, Kingsman was fun and cheesy with a modern twist. "Give me a far-fetched theatrical plot any day" as Harry Hart (Colin Firth) put it. Although t he movie does raise an interesting moral question about the legality and taxation of alcohol and cigarettes while other drugs remain illegal , it seems Vaughn may have gone too far with the cheese this time roun