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Fast & Furious 9 | Average Guy Movie Review

Old enemies emerge from the shadows forcing the team back into high-octane battle. This time, however, the family will be tested like never before, because the one threatening the world used to be part of that family. Justin Lin returns to the franchise that put him on the map, to helm yet another physics-defying action fest. This time  the team face a challenge that hits all too close to home. All families have history, and Dom's is coming back to haunt him, giving us a glimpse at one of the major turning points in his life. One which explains why he holds his family so dear. But between all the new and returning characters, and the intertwining/rejigged plotlines that they bring with them, it's all starting to get a bit jumbled. The timeline is a mess. It doesn't help that the majority  of the new developments - most of which continue the pattern of trying to fix or alter what has gone before - go almost entirely unexplained. Simply put, they've tried to do too much,

Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood | Average Guy Movie Review

Hollywood 1969, fading TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) struggle to find work, as young actors like Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) see their stars begin to rise. But all is not well in Los Angeles, there's something rotten underneath that shiny veneer. And as the Spaghetti Westerns come calling for Rick, offering new work and popularity, he and Cliff may come home to find L.A. a very different place. Quentin Tarantino's ninth movie is his love letter to Los Angeles and old Hollywood, at a time when its glory days were coming to an end. The glitz, the glamour, the ridiculous sized cars and some questionable fashion choices. There's even a tribute to Tarantino's love of film. But this is still a Tarantino movie, and as with all of his movies you don't really know what you're going to get - apart from great characters, an engrossing story and some gory violence. All of which can definitely be said of Once

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Average Guy Movie Review

The adventures of Groot and co. continue in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and lets face it, everyone is desperate to see Baby Groot in action. After saving the galaxy from Ronan the Accuser the Guardians are working as mercenaries, offering their services to the highest bidder. When one of the team (shall we say) liberates a precious item from one of their clients it triggers a chain of events that not only lead to Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) meeting his father, Ego (Kurt Russell) but to the Guardians having to save the galaxy once again. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been described as a continuation of the team's story rather than a sequel and that's pretty accurate.  As with all sequels, James Gunn is able to expand the universe, he  stated in an interview that most of the unanswered questions from the first movie would be answered in Vol. 2. The story picks up three months after the first Guardians movie with one of the most entertaining opening credits sequenc