Colby Bryant

Colby Bryant
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Colby Bryant has been reviewing films since 2015 for colbybryant.com and geeksundergrace.com. He has a deep appreciation for cinema, and he always enjoys discussion about the films he watches. He is a prior co-host of the GEEKS, ASSEMBLE! Podcast, and he hopes to let people know what they are getting in regards to content and experience with the films they watch.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9.0/10 91% Shazam! (2019) Zachary Levi effortlessly steals the spotlight in a crowded landscape of hero films with an instantly iconic performance, and I personally want to see more of what follows. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
7.5/10 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) For all fans of sci-fi and action films, I would fully recommend... as it potentially could...(start) an exciting franchise (that) will surely test the limits of filmmaking... - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
7.0/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) An interesting premise... (with) nostalgic packaging. Enjoy Captain Marvel for what it is: an oddly fun character introduction with charm and imperfections all its own. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
7.75/10 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) I think this film has enough going for it to deserve a recommendation, even as it inevitably fails to recapture the full measure of energy and wonder of the original. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
9.0/10 40% The Upside (2019) The laughs were in far more abundance than I anticipated, and all of that fun came alongside a story that moved me with honest performances. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
6.5/10 37% Glass (2019) (The film becomes) too self-aware and grasping for some sense of self-importance, something that Unbreakable and Split (to a lesser degree) earned on their own. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
7.75/10 77% Split (2017) McAvoy makes the entire film a tour-de-force of acting, and while the story is genuinely unsettling to witness, it's mesmerizing throughout. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
9.5/10 70% Unbreakable (2000) (It won't) appeal to all... (but) for those interested in understanding the psychology of what makes heroes and villains tick, there are few films I could recommend higher. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
8.75/10 65% Aquaman (2018) It's predictable yet fun; it's a worthy hero origin, but being that it's this good for a hero so heavily chided for so long, it feels like even more of an accomplishment. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
9.25/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) With style for Miles, this film carves a unique place in the pop-culture landscape, honoring what came before while still being entirely its own thing. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
7.5/10 84% Creed II (2018) Feeling to have less energy than the preceding film, it's still an enjoyable and competently made follow-up ... and a fitting swan-song for the character of Rocky Balboa. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
7.25/10 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) (It's) a worthy successor to the original (even as it becomes a very different thing on its own), and it presents a pitch-perfect lampooning of our current society. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.0/10 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Rami Malek's portrayal of Mercury should garner well-deserved awards acclaim. Undoubtedly, it was one of the most enjoyable biopics I've ever watched. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.5/10 95% The Jungle Book (2016) With incredible tech on display, it would all be empty without great actors embodying the characters. No one disappoints. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.0/10 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) (It) never felt beholden to "world building" of establishing the many films that will be following; however, it did feel richly constructed upon the many films made prior. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.0/10 89% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange breaks new ground from everything so far (in the Marvel Cinematic Universe)...new dimensions even. What a trip! - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.0/10 85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) I summarize with as high of praise as I could for the film: Star Trek Beyond felt like an extended episode I've never seen. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.5/10 95% Moana (2016) There are genuine laughs and emotions to be felt here, and even though the runtime is longer than many animated Disney films, it flies by. That must mean we were having fun... - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
7.5/10 49% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) If you keep your expectations at a level that is appropriate for a new take on a fun TV show, you are in for a good time. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.5/10 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The perfect compliment to children who grew up with Harry Potter and are now adults ... The series looks back with the trappings of a film more tailored for adults in tone. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.5/10 84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The Guardians series continues well here in Vol. 2, giving viewers more of what they expect in the unexpected. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.0/10 93% Wonder Woman (2017) It isn't groundbreaking in structure, but its exhibition of strong female heroism amidst conflicts of the past just elevates everything... - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
6.5/10 65% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) I don't think it will be a film I come back to over time, which is a shame considering how many times I've watched other Burton films out of enjoyment. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
6.5/10 70% Cars 3 (2017) An existential crisis ... when someone only knows one thing and the world takes that away ... , what do they do next? That sounds like a great film, and Cars 3 mostly is. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
2.0/10 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Seriously, this all needs to be put to rest. Autobots, let's roll on to something else, because this isn't working...at all. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
7.5/10 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) A wonderful compliment to all that preceded it, fleshing out the story and connecting plotpoints that were overlooked before. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.0/10 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) We have never witnessed the "friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" like we see in the comics...until now ... (school and life problems make him) relatable. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.75/10 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The three films (stand) consistently as a strong trilogy, and in my mind, ... one of the strongest. Often, quality slips with each entry, but (these) get stronger as they go. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.0/10 93% Logan (2017) I plan to revisit (it) in the future, even if not often. (That's not) dismissive critique, but (preparation) for a bold, harsh look at characters you've loved for years. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
6.25/10 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) I end this look at the film, hoping the filmmakers will consider an end, as well. Gru and company have had a good run with levels of success most films can only dream of. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
6.5/10 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) You could definitely do worse with a rental, and unless you just adamantly hate all things Smurf, be open to having it for a movie night with the family. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
1.75/10 48% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) All in all, I would caution ... (those) just there to "see the visuals" to think twice ... It felt like a complete waste of time ... (and) I'm not alone in that sentiment. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
4.25/10 7% The Emoji Movie (2017) "I've seen worse...but I've seen a LOT better." I'll stand by that ... (It has) decent animation and other things, but the film left me meh. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
7.75/10 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) While he doesn't carry the pathos ... (of) Caesar of the Planet of the Apes films, ... Kong's a full on action hero here, laying the smack down in ways that make you cheer. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
7.5/10 16% The Dark Tower (2017) I was impressed by the film: the narrative hook, the look, and the stirring it gave me to pick up the books. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
5.5/10 15% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) If you're looking for a clean, afternoon watch with the kids, I've seen better and I've seen worse. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.25/10 92% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan always makes films that engage the brain as much as any other faculty, and here, we see a film that is as visceral and experiential as anything he's ever done. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
6.75/10 55% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) While I may have been let down on some levels by this film, The LEGO Ninjago Movie still offers a good time, even for those with no familiarity with the toy line. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.0/10 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) For fans of the original, this beautiful masterwork extends the legacy ... Fans of films that are thought-provoking and lingering in both shot and effect, it's a must-see. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
6.75/10 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) (It) feels looser and more playful than (other films in the series) ... more in line with the well-respected first entry, even if (it's far) more self-aware than any of them. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.75/10 93% Baby Driver (2017) In conclusion, Baby Driver has style for miles ... the whole thing is a sight-and-sound experience, a ride that doesn't let up and doesn't let you go. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
7.75/10 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) If you want to have many laughs and an unpredictable ride, it's hard to go wrong with Ragnarok and the fierce flurry of fun it provides. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
5.5/10 40% Justice League (2017) Like visiting a sample booth at the grocery ... a few good bites, for sure, but the ... experience comes from a stilted awkwardness that kills any comfort the food could bring. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.0/10 98% Get Out (2017) It shares perspectives that I believe only a film like this can share; that makes it worthy of consideration and contemplation. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
5.5/10 16% The Mummy (2017) All in all, there just isn't much here to like, and it's a shame. The title would have been better suited to be "Tom Cruise: The Iraqi Plunderer". - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.5/10 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) A fun "remix", if you will, of what we love about Star Wars. It doubles down on what works and safely doesn't reinvent the wheel. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.0/10 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The film examines a questioning of ideals held throughout the ages, a deconstruction of what we know and hold dear. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.0/10 94% All Saints (2017) It's a story worth knowing, and churches, big and small, can learn its lessons about faith, community, relationships, and serving others. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
9.25/10 97% Black Panther (2018) It addresses the topics of race, colonization, isolationism, exploitation, vengeance, social justice, and countless other topics in creative ways that don't feel forced. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
8.25/10 93% Iron Man (2008) Few of the films in the (MCU) are as accessible as this one, and while you may not love it in your top-ten films of all-time, you can't beat the good time this film brings. - Colbybryant.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018