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The Suicide Squad | Average Guy Movie Review

A new batch of convicts - as well as a few originals - are under the thumb of Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), who's once again offering years off their prison sentences in return for completing a few jobs for Uncle Sam. This time she's sending them to the island nation of Corto Maltese. There they must infiltrate the capital and destroy a top secret research facility. Sounds easy enough. Task Force X is back, and with James Gunn at the helm things are madder than ever! The Guardians of the Galaxy  director has taken what David Ayer started and blown the roof off of it. But he has done so in a way that is respectful of what has gone before. Fans of the original (of which there are apparently few) will have no trouble going from  Suicide Squad  to The Suicide Squad . And yet, the new movie stands quite happily on it's own two feet. Rather than making them drastically different, the returning characters simply feel like they have grown a bit. Well, maybe not grown, but adapted, t

Rambo: Last blood | Average Guy Movie review

It has been 11 years since John Rambo came home, and in that time he has managed to find peace. Seeking a quiet life, he runs his family's horse ranch with his friend Maria Beltran (Adriana Barraza). But when Maria's granddaughter Gabriella (Yvette Monreal) secretly heads to Mexico in search of her father, she is kidnapped by a gang who force her into sex slavery. And Rambo will have to unleash a side of himself he's been trying to keep a lid on, if he's going to get her back. We've come a long way since First Blood, as has John Rambo. He's gone from being a drifter victimised by a brutal small town Sheriff, to an 80's uber action-hero who could take on the Vietnamese and Russian armies almost single-handedly. Even as an ageing veteran he was able to decimate a tyrannical Burmese army unit. But now he's older, slower, he hasn't been in a fight in a while, he's even had a haircut! And with Rambo resorting to a few new tactics, the movie do

Rambo: Last Blood | Moustache Teaser Reaction

The first teaser trailer for Rambo: Last Blood has hit the internet, and as expected it looks to be a dark, brooding and bloody affair, with plenty of explosive action to go with it. Directed by Adrian Grunberg (Get the Gringo AKA How I Spent My Summer Vacation), this time Rambo is taking on a Mexican cartel as he tries to help a friend whose daughter has been kidnapped. Haven't seen the trailer yet? Check it out below: As usual, Rambo is seeking peace whilst also preparing for war. We all know that no matter how much he wants to avoid it, for Rambo there's always a battle to be fought, including with his inner demons. We get the usual inner monologue as the camera pans over a few mementoes, including his home made knife from 'Rambo' and a modest (ha-ha) collection of guns. There's also a shot of Rambo visiting a grave, I wonder, when he went home at the end of the last movie, did he make it in time to see his family? That's the thing, we

Creed II | Average Guy Movie Review

Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the Heavyweight Champion of the World faces the fight of his life when his father's former rival steps out of the shadows. Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), seeing an opportunity to regain some of the glory he lost in his fight with Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), pits his son Viktor (Florian Munteanu) against the newly minted champ. But with more than just the title on the line, will history repeat itself? If Creed is Rocky, then Creed II is a blend of the Rocky sequels, specifically II, III and IV. Steven Caple Jr. does a good job taking over from Ryan Coogler, but Creed II is a typical sequel; bigger, more grandiose, but packing less punch (hah, boxing pun). However some great performances do a lot to make this an entertaining watch. All of the returning  cast are on top form, including Dolph Lundgren, whose performance is a lot more layered than in Rocky IV. But one of the most impressive performances comes from Florian Munteanu. You'

Judge Dredd: Mega-City One | Moustache Reaction

According to Entertainment Weekly, there's a live action Judge Dredd TV show in the works. The unstoppable lawman who polices the sprawling urban chaos that is Mega-City One was created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra back in 1977 for 2000 AD. Dredd has been portrayed in movies by Sylvester Stallone and Karl Urban. Urban's 'Dredd' came out in 2012 and although not a box office hit, it has developed quite a cult following. IM Global Television president Mark Stern (Battlestar Glactica), IM Global Television CEO Stuart Ford, and Jason and Chris Kingsley who own UK game developer, Rebellion will act as executive producers on the show. Ford and the Kingsleys were executive producers on 'Dredd'. There have been talks of a sequel to 'Dredd' for quite some time, but it has never gone beyond that. As a fan of the movie, Urban's performance and the world they created, this is something that disappointed me. The show - currently titled Judge Dr