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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 differen…

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 situation - not t…

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 behind Marvel. With …

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 is more…

Justice League | Average Guy Movie Review

The Justice League movie has finally arrived. The DCEU's team up movie - much like Avengers Assemble - sees our heroes take on an alien invasion in the form of Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds) and his Parademons.
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Why You SHOULD Watch the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

This isn't going to be a long and detailed breakdown of the Ultimate Edition, however there are some spoilers ahead. I'm not going to go through every subtle difference in intricate detail. But I am going to explain why I think the Ultimate Edition is worth a watch.


First of all, if you haven't seen Batman v Superman, don't bother with the theatrical cut. Go straight to the Ultimate Edition, it's by far the better version and not just because it's longer. The Ultimate Edition is what Zack Snyder wanted us to see, but it was cut for a lower age certificate and a shorter run time. Now I'm not sure that the changes are enough to make those who passionately hate the movie change their minds. But those who don't like the theatrical cut may be impressed by the changes, of which there are many. The extra thirty minutes go a long way towards plugging the gaps and plot holes in the story, including what happened in Africa and the aftermath, Clark's trips to G…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Average Guy Movie Review

After three years of waiting, it has finally arrived. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, possibly one of the most talked about, debated movies of recent years. But was it worth the wait?


So far the critics have not been positive about this movie, in fact as I write this the rating on Rotten Tomatoes stands at 28%. However, the audience score is currently 72%, quite a difference of opinion! As the title of this post might suggest I'm not a movie critic, I'm just an average guy who loves movies, and yes I loved this movie. There's only one small part I didn't like, I'm not going to reveal it because I'm not in the habit of spoiling movies. I think it might be explained in the upcoming Justice League movies but right now, without context it's weird.


I've heard Batman v Superman is too long, there's too much going on, too many characters, you need to see it twice. Dan Murrell of Screen Junkies described it as five movies in one:

a sequel to Man of Steela …

What if Daniel Craig is done with 007?

After ten years and four movies Daniel Craig is apparently done with 007. What will this mean for the franchise? Are we going to get another reboot or will the next actor pick up where Craig left off? I never thought I'd say this because I have been a fan of Bond for as long as I can remember, but if Craig doesn't return I think they should put the super spy to bed, at least for a few years. If you haven't seen Spectre there are spoilers ahead.


Spectre was a disappointment, I hate to say it but it was. Skyfall would have made a much better exit for Craig but that's the wonder of 20-20 hindsight. That's not to say Spectre didn't have a lot going for it; great cast, Director and crew, even the new look Blofeld was a good idea, Christolph Waltz was excellent. The idea that Blofeld was behind everyone responsible for everything in all four Daniel Craig movies was a bit of a stretch, that and his Daddy issues. It worked with Quantum because Bond wanted to tear down t…

Is the DC Extended Universe in trouble? Probably not!

2016 is a big year for DC and Warner Brothers, it's the year where they begin to roll out what's being called the "DC Extended Universe", DC's answer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU. But is there a problem with Batman v Superman?



It's been three years since Man of Steel hit cinemas, compared to Marvel who get movies out every year and plan to every year up to 2019 this is slow. Granted where Marvel made several origin stories first and then brought the Avengers together DC are usingBatman v Superman to unite the Justice League and open up the DCEU. Now, everything I've seen so far suggests that Batman v Superman is going to be a great movie, hopefully the first of many. However, since its announcement there have been a few issues. First there was the negative reaction to Ben Affleck being cast as Batman, something I covered in a previous post. The second trailer didn't go down well with fans either, many believed it gave away too much with the …