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The Suicide Squad | Average Guy Movie Review

A new batch of convicts - as well as a few originals - are under the thumb of Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), who's once again offering years off their prison sentences in return for completing a few jobs for Uncle Sam. This time she's sending them to the island nation of Corto Maltese. There they must infiltrate the capital and destroy a top secret research facility. Sounds easy enough. Task Force X is back, and with James Gunn at the helm things are madder than ever! The Guardians of the Galaxy  director has taken what David Ayer started and blown the roof off of it. But he has done so in a way that is respectful of what has gone before. Fans of the original (of which there are apparently few) will have no trouble going from  Suicide Squad  to The Suicide Squad . And yet, the new movie stands quite happily on it's own two feet. Rather than making them drastically different, the returning characters simply feel like they have grown a bit. Well, maybe not grown, but adapted, t

Moustache Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide Part 21 | Zack Snyder's Justice League

Well it has finally arrived; the long awaited "Snyder Cut" is here in all its glory - that's right, all four hours of it. Which means we actually have an answer to one of life's great questions (for movie geeks and comic book fans, anyway); was it worth the wait? As always, don't forget to check out our Moustache Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide in its glorious entirety, which you can find by clicking here . After the death of Superman (Henry Cavill), Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) fears an invasion is imminent, one not of this Earth. So in order to prepare, he goes in search of the metahumans that Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) uncovered, in order to form a team that could defend the Earth from any threat. But will he be able to find them in time? Before an ancient evil reveals itself. When I first saw the theatrical cut of Justice League back in 2017 my reaction was kind of 'meh', it's ok, had its moments, but it's nothing on the movies that went befor

Zack Snyder’s Justice League | Moustache Teaser Reaction

The first teaser for 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' has landed. Not seen it yet? Check it out below: It's only a quick snippet of the new things to come, but it does have a small reveal. It seems that Diana Prince was doing some research into Darseid, and in the process discovered an ancient painting of the man himself. The clip has a slightly Indiana Jones feel to it, apart from Lex Luthor's ramblings about bells not being un-rung playing over the top. After that we're treated to a shot of the world conquering alien which looks suspiciously like one that featured Steppenwolf in the theatrical cut of Justice League. Other than that, there's not really much to say. Undoubtedly it's just an attempt to keep this interesting project current. But it's good to see that this much whispered about character might actually make an appearance, when we finally get to see Zack Snyder's vision for the Justice League sometime next year. What did you think of th

The Snyder Cut | Wouldn't Be The First Time a Director Got a Second Chance

It seems that a fairly common occurrence amongst movies tied to Warner Bros. is the magical disappearing/reappearing director. Does that mean there's hope for the Snyder Cut? I certainly hope so! Ever since Justice League hit cinemas in 2017 - possibly even before - fans have been calling for Zack Snyder's original vision to be released. Snyder famously faced issues regarding the darker tone and longer run times his movies were taking, especially after the negative response to 'Batman v Superman'. This of course led to rewrites of the superhero team-up movie, and certain plotlines established or teased in 'BvS' - including the epic Knightmare scene - being dropped. The director then left the production after the tragic death of his daughter. Joss Whedon was brought in by the studio to finish the movie, this included the completion of post production and some major reshoots, further altering the movie. All of which resulted in a movie that is drastically

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn | Average Guy Movie Review

Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and the Joker have gone their separate ways, and while Harley deals with going solo in her usual calm and controlled fashion, word of the break-up quickly spreads throughout Gotham City. Now every person Harley has wronged, hurt, stolen from or generally pissed off - it's a very long list - is crawling out of the woodwork for some much needed retribution. Top of the list is crime boss Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor) A.K.A "Black Mask", who wants to carve the little Harlequin into pieces, that is unless she can retrieve something that was stolen from him. It's a job that will find Harley making some new friends along the way... and in some very odd places. After establishing the character within the DCEU - or whatever the hell they're calling it now - in Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn is finally given chance to properly let loose in Birds of Prey. This is Harley's story, as Harley would tell it - a vibrant, co

Official Response to Henry Cavill Leaving the DCEU

After The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Henry Cavill will not be returning to the role of Superman, fans have been speculating about the future of the role and the DCEU, not to mention future roles that Cavill might take on. But it's possible this report may be more rumour than news. Since the story went viral we have had responses from both Warner Bros. and Cavill's representatives. First Dany Garcia, took to Twitter: Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet. @wbpictures has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe. Anticipate a WB statement later today.  Not exactly definitive, yes the cape is still in his closet but that doesn't mean he will ever wear it again. And even if he does, it could be years before we see a follow up to 2013's Man of Steel. That's if we ever do with Warner Bros. shaking things up with the DCEU...sorry, Worlds of DC. But as promised, Warner Bros. did release a statement regarding the situati

Henry Cavill is No Longer Superman

According to The Hollywood Reporter Henry Cavill will no longer be playing the role of Superman. It is being said that contract talks - including a Shazam cameo - have broken down due to scheduling conflicts. With Warner Bros. looking to change things up with their comic book movie franchise, the DCEU or DC Extended Universe was recently rebranded as "Worlds of DC". Focus on the Kryptonian front is said to be shifting to a Supergirl origin story, said to feature a teenage version of the heroine. Which would rule Cavill out because - according to DC lore - that would make Superman a toddler.  Regardless of what you call it, in recent years DC has definitely played second fiddle to Marvel, when it comes to movies anyway. Thanks to The Dark Knight, DC held the top spot for quite a while. But with the MCU getting stronger and more popular by the day and the closing of the Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy with the disappointing The Dark Knight Rises, they quickly fell beh

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