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The Batman | Average Guy Movie Review

Only in his second year, a young Batman faces one of his first big challenges when a psychopath with a penchant for riddles begins targeting Gotham City's most powerful, leaving messages for the Batman at every crime scene. Through the course of his investigation, the caped crusader will wade through the city's underworld, teaming up with a cop and a cat burglar along the way. When a character is re-imagined as frequently as Batman there's a danger that things might start to get a little repetitive. As filmmakers run out of places to go, these different iterations inevitably begin to blur. Thankfully however, that is not a fate that has befallen Matt Reeves' The Batman . The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  director has taken a young caped crusader and inserted him into a gripping mystery thriller, set against the backdrop of a grim and desolate Gotham City. There is something very Se7en -esque to this, as the titular vigilante and his cop best friend try to make a diffe

War for the Planet of the Apes | Average Guy Movie Review

Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his clan are in the fight for their lives when a Colonel - in what's left of the US Military - takes it upon himself to wipe out all of the apes. Still struggling with the events that started the war and what happened to Koba, Caesar is just trying to protect his own. But after a devastating surprise attack by the Colonel (Woody Harrelson), Caesar and his closest friends find themselves on a mission of vengeance. Along the way they will meet new friends 'Bad Ape' (Steve Zahn) and a mute human girl (Amiah Miller). Director Matt Reeves second instalment in the reboot trilogy sees Andy Serkis back in the motion capture suit delivering yet another breath taking performance. It is incredible to see how far Weta Digital have come with the motion capture technology. Through Rise, Dawn and now War we've seen incredible leaps in the imagery and the look of the apes. Watching the apes travel from the forest up into the mountains through the sn