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Jupiter's Legacy | Average Guy TV Review

In the 1930's a group of individuals were led to a mysterious island, where they were granted incredible powers. Since then they have used those powers to protect the people from any threat. Now it is time for their children to take on the struggle. But times have changed, and the younger generation are finding it hard to live up to the code - not to mention the incredibly high standards - established by the original six. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the show takes on a two timeline narrative; the first shows the present day and the different ways in which the two generations of superheroes want to go about keeping the world safe. The second, set in the 1930's, follows the original six on their mysterious journey to becoming superheroes. Despite taking a rather meandering path, the latter quickly establishes itself as the more interesting of the two plotlines. In fact, the simple question of how two brothers go from trying to save their family's steel mill a

Pacific Rim: Uprising | Average Guy Movie Review

It has been ten years since Raleigh Becket and Mako Mori closed the Breach and ended the Kaiju war. Mori is now in charge of the Pan-Pacific Defence Corp (PPDC) which stands ready should a new Kaiju threat appear, they're also busy policing the black market trade in Jaeger tech. When one of those traders - Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), former Jaeger pilot and son of the legendary Stacker Pentecost - lands on the PPDC's radar, he's given a choice; prison or re-join the PPDC as an instructor. But with certain parties looking to privatise the Jaeger program, the next threat Jake and his fellow Rangers face may be a little closer to home. In his feature film directorial debut Steven S. DeKnight, the man behind the Marvel/Netflix show Daredevil takes over from Guillermo del Toro who took a back seat in order to direct The Shape of Water. DeKnight has done a good job of recreating the world seen in the original. We get a glimpse of how the world is and isn't recover