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Nobody | Average Guy Movie Review

Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) is nobody. Just an average guy; he goes to work, comes home to his wife and two kids, and that's about it. That is, until a home invasion causes him to snap. You see, Hutch used to be a government agent, one who specialised in eliminating problems. But in the process of trying to reclaim what was taken from his family, he inadvertently angers the local Russian mob. Now they want blood, and Hutch is more than happy to make them work for it. Imagine if John Wick's wife hadn't died, that they'd had a couple of kids, and John got a job as an accountant. Then fast forward about 15-16 years and you've got yourself Nobody . Yes, with Derek Kolstad on writing duties it doesn't simply look like a John Wick  movie, it practically is one; a home invasion forces an assassin out of retirement, which gets him in trouble with some Russians. Now that you mention it, that does sound oddly familiar. But there are some differences in Nobody 's exec

Wonder Woman 1984 | Average Guy Movie Review

It has been sixty years since Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) left the island of Themyscira to join the world of man, and in that time she has become rather lonely. Now living in Washington DC, she divides her time between working at the Smithsonian and using her powers to help people. But when a strange artifact - one with the power to make our greatest desires a reality - finds its way into the hands of the power-hungry businessman, Max Lord (Pedro Pascal), Diana faces choosing between her own happiness and the fate of the world. After many delays thanks to Covid-19, the release of Wonder Woman 1984 is a welcome relief from our new norm. I considered making this review part of the Moustache Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide, but given that WW84 is still in cinemas - where cinemas are open, anyway - and only available to rent on digital, it didn't really fit with what I've tried to do with the streaming survival guide.  A movie like this really should be seen on the big screen, and a

Wonder Woman | Average Guy Movie Review

In her first solo outing, we get to see Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman save humanity for the first time. After growing up on the hidden island paradise of Themyscira, Diana, Princess of the Amazons witnesses a plane crash off the coast. From the wreckage she pulls Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), an American spy on the run from the Germans. When his pursuers arrive at Themyscira, the Amazons are exposed to a war that spans the globe. Convinced that Ares is responsible, Diana heads off in search of the God of War so she can kill him and restore peace. At this point you may be thinking: do I need to see another superhero origin story? Well probably not, but do we really "need" any movie? Wonder Woman is the fourth movie in the DCEU and according to many, the first to get the tone right. Despite being set during one of our darkest periods in history, Patty Jenkins still manages to bring humour to the proceedings. It really is a fish out of water story for both Diana and Steve. F