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X-Men: Dark Phoenix | Average Guy Movie Review

During a mission to save the crew of a damaged space shuttle, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) is exposed to an immense cosmic energy, one that probably should have killed her. Instead it amplifies her abilities, to the point where she no longer has full control. With people getting hurt, the X-Men have no choice but to step in. But with a secretive alien race - led by the mysterious 'Vuk' (Jessica Chastain) - looking to control Jean and her new found power, will her friends be able to save her before it's too late?




Sophie Turner's Jean Grey takes centre stage as Simon Kinberg and Fox take a second crack at turning the Dark Phoenix saga into a movie. I think it's fair to say that X-Men: Dark Phoenix is a lot better than The Last Stand...not that that's saying much. With The Last Stand they made the mistake of relegating the Dark Phoenix storyline to a subplot, at least this time it's *the* story. Interestingly enough history has repeated itself. Twice Bryan Singer …

Dark Phoenix | Moustache Trailer Reaction

The second trailer for Dark Phoenix - the latest movie in the X-Men franchise, and the last under 20th Century Fox - has landed. And if you're keen to avoid spoilers, stop reading now! More importantly, don't watch the trailer because the spoiler contained within is massive. As both a movie fan and a blogger, I usually enjoy watching trailers. I like to get an idea of what I'm in for, but despite how awesome Dark Phoenix looks because of this trailer, I genuinely regret watching it, and it's all thanks to the aforementioned spoiler.


It's 1992, after the events of Apocalypse the X-Men are heroes. During a rescue mission in space the team are hit by what the director Simon Kinberg describes as a "cosmic force", causing Jean (Sophie Turner) to lose control of her powers, unleashing the Phoenix. This chain of events will tear the team apart over how to stop both Jean and the Phoenix. Could this be the end for the X-Men?



Well the answer to that first one is most…

Passengers: Average Guy Movie Review

The Avalon is a starship on a 120 year journey to a new planet called Homestead II. There are over 5000 passengers and crew on board, all in hibernation pods. Due to a malfunction, two passengers - Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) and Jim (Chris Pratt) - are woken up 90 years early and face a journey in which they will never see their destination and the only company they have besides each other is an android bartender named Arthur (Michael Sheen).



Passengers has definitely been getting a lot of criticism, yes it's not a perfect movie but I really think they're being a bit harsh. The two leads both deliver great performances, they have real chemistry and the way they react to their situation feels believable. Michael Sheen may steal the show a little with his whimsical bartender philosophy. The movie has an incredible look, Director Morten Tyldum found the right balance of practical sets and CGI. The Avalon and its interiors look very advanced. Not to mention outside the ship, the vi…

X-Men: Apocalypse: Average Guy Movie Review

The final instalment of the 'First Class' story arc has arrived, Apocalypse is awoken and he's more than slightly pissed off! But to be fair, D.I. Alex Drake (Keeley Hawes) wasn't too impressed when she woke up in the early eighties either (yes I made an Ashes to Ashes reference). Bryan Singer brings us back to the mutant story ten years after the events of Days of Future Past, it's 1983 and human/mutant relations are better after the world saw Mystique save President Nixon. Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters is prospering, Mystique continues to fight for mutant freedom and Magneto has gone into hiding.

Apocalypse or En Sabah Nur as he's also known sees himself as a god and means to rule the world. When awoken, he's displeased with what the world has become so he begins to gather his new Horsemen; four of the most powerful mutants whom he makes more powerful.Oscar Isaac delivers a great performance as the world's first mutant, in fact he&#…