Johnny Gayzmonic

Johnny Gayzmonic
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Fanboys of the Universe

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
6/10 59% Charlie's Angels (2019) It's a wicked fun time and definitely worth the watch. But with the right story, it could have been so much more. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
8/10 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Captivating, confident, and insidiously creepy, it's the film we didn't know we wanted all these years later. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
7/10 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Anchored by a dedicated cast...it makes you forget all the films that came after T2. Which isn't terribly hard but hey. Let's give credit where credit's due. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
5/10 41% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Who is this for? Who was asking for this particular kind of story? It's a question the film never definitely answers. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
6/10 43% The Addams Family (2019) Like the Addamses themselves, the film comes of as well-meaning but more than a little off. Still, even a brief visit from the Addams is better than no visit at all. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
8/10 84% Ad Astra (2019) James Gray has created a mesmerizing film, a moving and sonorous statement on the human need for purpose. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
6/10 63% It Chapter Two (2019) It doesn't sink, but it doesn't necessarily float, either. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
8/10 88% Ready or Not (2019) Viscerally entertaining, with plenty of macabre humor and surprisingly thoughtful moments, Ready Or Not is an unpretentious bit of bloody fun. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
7/10 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) It's a highly accessible and highly enjoyable horror film...with a high level of craftsmanship, dedication, and heart. A tense, rapidly-beating heart... - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
7/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's both the most and least Tarantino film in a very long time. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/10 83% Midsommar (2019) Oh, those wacky Swedes with their pagan death cults! - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
7/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Like most vacations, it might not be perfect, but it leaves you with a lot of pleasant memories. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
5/10 63% Child's Play (2019) Chucky literally does not have a soul inside of him and is instead a series of algorithms approximating an intelligence and personality. It's a criticism that writes itself. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
6/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) It sends a 20-year, genre-defining franchise out on a whimper. While occasionally entertaining and exciting, it overall comes off as a kind of afterthought. An obligation. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
6/10 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) It's a massive evolution for the Pokémon franchise...and even a small one for video game films in general. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
8/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) You know things are pretty damn serious when Captain America starts swearing. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
8/10 90% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! is the magic word that turns the DC Extended Universe into a super-charged good time. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
7/10 93% Us (2019) As challenging as it is mysterious, it leaves us with more questions than answers, and in that darkness and doubt, it finds the true meaning of terror. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
7/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) There's a lack of Marvel bombast, but it's replaced by a focus on natural and unforced character interaction. It's a down-to-earth film about a cosmically-powered hero. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
6/10 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Feels both vital and alive even while it can't hide the seams barely holding it together...it's a construct with a beating heart that pulses stronger the harder it works. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
6/10 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) "Doesn't always go the distance...but it's solid, effective, and never violates the MPAA ratings criteria for a PG rating. And after all, isn't that what's most important?" - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/10 37% Glass (2019) What's frustrating, beyond Shyamalan's inordinate fascination with his own work and his precious final-act twists, is that there really is nobody to root for in Glass. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
7/10 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) "It might not be practically perfect in every way, but it's close enough to do the trick." - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
6/10 66% Aquaman (2018) "Aquaman the film isn't as deep as the ocean, but Aquaman the man is just as captivating." - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
9/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) "An exploration of the qualities that not only make up Spider-Man as a cultural icon and comic book touchstone but the elemental nature of Stan Lee-sized superheroics." - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
6/10 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Disney's first theatrical sequel in decades, and a surprisingly strong case for keeping those sequels quick, cheap, and straight-to-video. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
8/10 76% Kick-Ass (2010) Kick-Ass asks what would happen if superheroes really DID operate in the real world, and the results are shocking, intriguing and entertaining all at once. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 37% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) While it has a few notable flaws, the sum of its parts adds up to a lot of fun, humor, and thrilling action sequences. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 62% Salt (2010) 'Who is Salt?' asks the marketing posters. By the end of the film, you're still not sure, but it's a credit to everyone involved when you find yourself dying to find out. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet The Lost Skeleton Returns Again (2009) Feels much more like a 'real' film than the first one did...Larry Blamire has a great feel for his source material and definite love for horrible sci-fi films of yesteryear. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
5/10 22% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) Are there babes kicking monster butt? You bet there are! Is there a plot or a secondary character we could possibly care about? Of course not! - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
8/10 71% Red (2010) Goes down remarkably easy, but not as to be forgettable...It's great to remember that action films could actually win you over by being fun and not just by being loud. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
6/10 51% Tron Legacy (2010) Error: data not found. This is a program that runs fine, and does what it's supposed to, but it definitely needs a patch to work all the bugs out. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4/10 11% Season of the Witch (2011) It could have been a campy, but interesting fantasy adventure...Instead, it's just boring and tedious. Someone obviously rolled a 1 on their d20. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
8/10 89% Tangled (2010) A welcome reminder of some of Disney's best works. The animation is exquisite, the script fantastic, and the leads all perform well. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 40% The Eagle (2011) Its the relationship between these men -- and not some anvilicious symbol -- that drives the story and makes you want to ride alongside them. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
6/10 33% I Am Number Four (2011) You could do worse. It's a rather entertaining film, and it doesn't take itself entirely seriously, with plenty of light touches that help to diffuse some of the melodrama. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
8/10 71% Paul (2011) It's geek pride all the way. It's funny, it's exciting, and it has jokes about spaceman junk. Who could ask for anything more? - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
6/10 22% Sucker Punch (2011) The film doesn't live up to the exciting spectacle of watching a steam-powered mech with a cute little kitty painted on the front mow down a giant zeppelin. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
8/10 92% Source Code (2011) If you can overlook the pseudoscientific explanations...you'll be treated to a trippy, head-spinning sci-fi drama with amazingly organic, human characters at its core. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
8/10 71% Hanna (2011) A dark, twisted fairy tale. 'I just missed your heart,' Hanna says to an elk she shoots at the beginning of the film. The film itself, however, is almost right on target. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 60% Scream 4 (2011) It doesn't always hit the vital organs, but it comes pretty close, and sometimes that's all it takes. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
5/10 7% Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011) It's entertaining enough, and the cast is great, but there's just not enough meat on the bones to really make it work as well as it should. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 15% Priest (2011) It's everything you've enjoyed in every genre film you've ever seen rolled into one package, although it seems to lose something when added into the sum of its parts. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
8/10 86% X-Men: First Class (2011) This is not an empty popcorn film. It has a heart, a mind, and a healthy stock of endorphins. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4/10 81% Super 8 (2011) The film is covered in a thick syrup of nostalgia that often threatens to choke the life out of it. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
6/10 26% Green Lantern (2011) In brightest day, in blackest night...No cliche will escape my sight...I guess its really not that bad...But it certainly is loud and bright. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Nothing less than an action-packed good time with a great cast, a great lead, a great score and great action sequences. In case you haven't guessed by now, it's great. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
5/10 45% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) It has cowboys. It has aliens. It does exactly what it says on the tin. Unfortunately, it rarely does anything more than that. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
5/10 36% Dark Shadows (2012) What seems like it should work amazingly well just turns out to disappoint. There's really no explanation for it. - Fanboys of the Universe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018