Tessa Smith

Tessa Smith
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Tessa Smith has been a total geek since she was a little girl. She grew up reading comic books and watching movies -- and is now raising her two daughters the same. Tessa writes about her favorite fandoms at MamasGeeky.com, and also posts her reviews and reaction videos on her ever growing YouTube Channel. Follow her adventures @MamasGeeky
Publications: ScreenRant, Mama's Geeky

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) Pennywise proves that he is what nightmares are made of -- quite literally. With the perfect mix of gruesome, psychological, and pure terror, IT Chapter Two is a must see! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
2.5/5 72% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Yes, there were some hilarious moments in Angry Birds 2, but overall, it was a MEH movie at best. Funnier than the first, but still not great. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
4.5/5 57% Brightburn (2019) Full of gore, crazy deaths, and jump scares! Brightburn is absolutely brilliant. And that ending... a must watch for horror fans! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) When I say Rocketman is not your typical biopic, I mean it is not your typical biopic. A mix of real life events and fantasy -- and trust me when I say, it works perfectly. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
3/5 60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) The Secret Life of Pets 2 is fun for the whole family. Will I watch it over and over again? Probably not. But my kids will. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/5 58% Pet Sematary (2019) The 2019 version of Pet Sematary is enough like the original, and enough of it's own thing, to make it more than worth a watch for horror fans! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
2/5 91% Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2019) Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling tries to be relevant for 2019, and in doing so, it ruined the fun and humor that the original had. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4.5/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) The opening scene of Dora and the Lost City of Gold immediately put a beaming smile on my face -- and it never faded. Easily the best movie of the summer! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 78% Descendants 3 (2019) This was truly the perfect ending to the trilogy - however it really makes me sad to know this journey is over. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
4.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is absolutely brilliant. It might not be what you expect, but any movie that can make you laugh that hard at pure violence, deserves an award. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
2.5/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Without Timon and Pumbaa, I would rate this movie a lot lower. In fact, if it wasn't for them, I probably would have fallen asleep in the theater. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
92% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon is a movie that every single parent should watch -- no matter how accepting you are - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
95% The Jungle Book (2016) It is action packed, thrilling, and will have your heart pumping the entire time. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
84% Deadpool (2016) If you know anything about Deadpool then you know Ryan Reynolds was born to portray him. The casting was incredible. The jokes and references were spot on and I couldn't have been more pleased with this film. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man: Far From Home perfectly addresses Avengers: Endgame, and shows us why Mysterio is a villain to be feared. Filled with action, humor, and deceit - it is a MUST SEE! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/5 47% Little (2019) Little is cute, fun, and worth a watch - but don't expect a masterpiece. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
3/5 93% Us (2019) Us has a great concept, and tons of potential. However it falls flat and predictable. Still worth a watch though - but don't expect to be wowed. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
2/5 47% Dumbo (2019) While visually stunning, the CGI is off, and the story drags on and on. A forgettable film, however, if my kids were rating Dumbo, it would get a much higher score. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Many people have said we don't need a Toy Story 4 (myself included) but trust me when I say we NEEDED this story. You will laugh, you will cry, you will cheer. A must see! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/5 90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Always Be My Maybe is slow, predictable, and nothing special. Keanu Reeves is by far the best part of the movie - but he doesn't make it worth watching. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4.5/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin is the perfect combination of the original story & something new. Will Smith crushes it as Genie & Nasim Pedrad's Dalia was a welcome addition to the story. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Easily the best Spider-Man movie - ever. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Insanely predictable - but still a super fun ride for any Pokemon fan! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
2/5 27% UglyDolls (2019) UglyDolls has a cute story, with great lessons for kids, but feels like a not-as-good combination of Trolls and Toy Story. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
4.5/5 76% Trolls (2016) Trolls is fun for the whole family from beginning to end! I dare you not to sing and dance along. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse looks like it was literally ripped from the pages of a comic book. Fans will be in awe the whole film! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Easily the best Thor movie in the MCU! You will be laughing until you cry, and crying until you laugh. Be ready for one of the most epic battle scenes you will ever see! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) A wild ride that true Guardians of the Galaxy fans will love. Humor, action, and even some heart warming moments make this a must watch! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 32% The Predator (2018) The cast worked really well together, the jokes totally landed, and the action was almost non-stop. The Predator is a watch at home movie, but still worth a watch. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 93% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is easily the best DCEU movie to date. The CGI is sub par, but is forgotten during the epic battles, and thrilling plot points. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) This is the perfect ending to a perfect trilogy. Filled with believable villains, thrilling action, and touching moments - true fans will love this end of an era. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Avengers: Infinity War will rip your heart out over and over, but you will beg for more. With a cast this big, it could have easily been a mess - but it was anything but. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 89% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph Breaks The Internet is not only hilarious, but it is also full of heart. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will want to see it again! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) From the moment this movie starts, the nostalgia will set in. Mary Poppins Returns is full of fun, catchy new songs, and some amazing acting. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) The chemistry between Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in A Simple Favor made the hair on my arms stand up straight. A must see for thriller fans! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 63% Bird Box (2018) The perfect mix of A Quiet Place and The Happening, Bird Box is sure to have you on the edge of your seat. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3.5/5 59% The Grinch (2018) A fun new take on a classic tale, The Grinch exceeded expectations. It isn't perfect, but it is a fun holiday movie for the whole family to enjoy. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 29% Venom (2018) From the comic book nods, to the amazing battles, and on point CGI - comic fans will love Venom. A few plot holes & some humor is a miss, but overall a super fun movie! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and The Wasp brings the fun, humor, and action - and also some AMAZING girl power! The Wasp shines in her new found role, and Ant-Man is clearly the back up. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Sure some parts were predictable, but Incredibles 2 was filled with fun - and lessons for parents and children alike. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 56% The Highwaymen (2019) The Highwaymen tells a compelling story of the law chasing down Bonnie and Clyde. It was a fresh take, and I loved every second of it. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
2/5 55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) The entire cast excelled at their roles in this film, but the story fell flat. This movie needed more Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile deeds. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3.5/10 28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Don't bother with this one. The acting is sub par & the CGI is hard to look at. Superman was the only saving grace but still not worth watching, unless you need help sleeping. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
6.5/10 40% Justice League (2017) Wonder Woman is by far the best part of Justice League! Others are annoying and forgettable and the plot is meh. But that end credit scene makes it worth a watch! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Captain America: Civil War is jam packed with action! It might as well be called Avengers 2.5! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
4/5 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) The Kid Who Would Be King teaches children the lesson to have confidence in yourself. Parts are predictable, and some parts might be scary for little ones. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
4.5/5 81% Overlord (2018) If you are looking for a zombie movie meets war movie, Overlord is it. Full of violence and gore, it is not for a weak stomach - but it is a wild ride! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
3.5/5 62% Dog Days (2018) Dog Days is a super emotional journey that is both hilarious and heartwarming - and ok, heartbreaking too. Perfect for any Dog lover! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
4/5 100% Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors (2018) Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors is a fun movie that the whole family will love - featuring the character they love. Plus, who doesn't love Squirrel Girl? - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
1.5/5 27% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide Squad had such potential but a lazy plot with holes the size of basketballs ruined all of that. Great actors were put to waste in this movie that made no sense. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019