Germain Lussier

Germain Lussier
Germain Lussier's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slashfilm io9.com

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
44% Relive (2019) Relive is a watchable, engaging movie that sets up such a curious, cool story, there's really no wholly satisfying way for it to pay off - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The Lego Movie 2 is a hilarious, clever, emotional sequel-though it takes a little bit to get there. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) If I were 10 years old, The Kid Who Would Be King would be my favorite movie. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
37% Glass (2019) It feels like a movie from a filmmaker who has some amazing puzzle pieces-and yet, even after almost 20 years, no clear vision of how to put them together - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
62% Bird Box (2018) Every frame of Bird Box has a unique foreboding terror about it. It's not scary per se, but it's grueling in the best possible way. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mary Poppins Returns is a film brimming with joy, color, and passion, which, somehow, still feels like it forgot a little something along the way. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
53% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) If you are OK paying the price of a movie ticket to see an inferior version of a movie you've already seen, with about 15 minutes of really great new stuff, go see Once Upon a Deadpool. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
65% Aquaman (2018) This is grandiose, big-budget entertainment at its most self-aware, and even when it swings and misses, it's still a sight to behold. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
93% Bumblebee (2018) If you like Eighties movies, coming of age stories, or giant robots fighting, Bumblebee is for you. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
94% CAM (2018) It's a unique, tense, surprising, genre-blender that doesn't quite stick the landing but makes the trip worth it nonetheless. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) While those weak connections definitely hold the film back a little, the good stuff is so good, it's hard to feel too disappointed. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It's even less concerned with telling a concise, satisfying story than its predecessor. What's worse is at almost every turn, it weaves in broad strokes created only to set up the next movie. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
57% Blade II (2002) The plot is essentially Blade fighting a bunch of people, then talking to a bunch of people, then fighting a bunch of people, then talking to a bunch of people, and keep repeating. Over and over. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
82% Terrified (Aterrados) (2017) A very unique and surprising horror film. It not only delivers legitimate scares from beginning to end, it also has delightfully disgusting images, interesting characters, and a fascinating story. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) If you have any desire or curiosity to see Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, you will probably like it. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
87% First Man (2018) Director Damien Chazelle has taken one of humankind's greatest adventures and turned it into an intimate character portrait. It's engaging and emotional, but just the slightest bit underwhelming. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
100% Starfish (2018) Narratively, it's a bit of a mixed bag, but when you look at the big picture, it works perfectly. It's a beautiful, emotional, weird, and fascinating movie. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
67% The Monster Squad (1987) With the right attitude, tone and respect for the characters, a team-up monster movie can be fun, exciting and stand the test of time. The Monster Squad is proof. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
91% Mandy (2018) It's a wonderful blend of art house aesthetic with mainstream sensibilities. A rich film that leaves you excited, but also mentally engaged. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
65% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria is a movie that is so rich on every level it can only get better the more you watch it. Luca Guadagnino has created an incredible piece of cinema that should make Argento proud. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
81% Overlord (2018) Overlord blends war and zombies in a way that's familiar, but done well, and adds enough personality and pizazz to definitely make it worth your time. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2017) There are good movies, there are great movies, and then there are movies that deliver joy to every bone in your body. One Cut of the Dead is all of those and more. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) Halloween isn't just a really great horror movie, it's a great movie, period. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
78% Apostle (2018) A thought-provoking, taut thriller with great visuals and performances. It's a deeper more meaningful film than The Raid which shows true growth for the filmmaker. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The fact of the matter is The House with a Clock in Its Walls simply isn't that exciting. It's set in a world of magic and wonder that rarely feels magical or wonderful. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) It's as if a bunch of random and sometimes unrelated storylines, subplots, character arcs, mysteries, running jokes, and more were all thrown into a blender and frappéd into a frenzy. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
82% Freaks (2018) It's a film filled with complex, robust ideas that not only have a unique twist to them but a realistic grounding that makes them more relatable and impactful. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
68% Prodigy (2018) It's the work of filmmakers with obvious talent who just need to find a way to express it more clearly. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
23% The Happytime Murders (2018) The result is a sad hodgepodge of half-baked ideas sewn together with an undercooked story, riding on the hope that lots of dirty jokes could bring the whole thing together. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) The Meg is dumb, but it knows it's dumb and buys into it entirely. That gives the whole thing a real cohesion that makes it work. It's exactly what you hope it will be. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
40% Extinction (2018) Unfortunately, almost every element other than the twist is bad. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
73% Christopher Robin (2018) Disney's Christopher Robin, starts weird, gets better, and leaves you feeling just a little mixed up. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
17% The Darkest Minds (2018) An interesting, beautiful-looking movie that gets increasingly frustrating as plot lines are left in the dust, relationships are forced together, and surprises are telegraphed. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Teen Titans Go! To the Movies simply goes for it again and again, with excellent results. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) You'll leave the theater delightfully exhausted after spending almost the entire length... frantically piecing together the plot, feeling your adrenaline pumping during the action scenes, and gripping the seat from constant tension. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp is a crowd-pleaser of a film, and a reminder that great characters and fun scripts are what make enjoyable comic book movies-not just a huge shared universe. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
93% Incredibles 2 (2018) It's not just a great superhero movie, it's a great sequel, and a great Pixar movie too. Incredibles 2 is an absolute delight that was worth the long wait. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Hotel Artemis is a solid feature film directorial debut for Pearce who exhibits a true talent behind the camera. It just so happens that this labyrinthian story may have been a bit too much for a first-time filmmaker to attempt. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Maybe we've just become so desensitized to seeing dinosaurs running around and eating people that we need something new and bigger to impress us. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) This may not be your favorite Star Wars movie, and it definitely won't change what you think Star Wars can be. It will, however, remind you of everything you love about it. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 is a tighter, smarter, better version of its predecessor. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Rewarding and audacious in ways the franchise has never been before and isn't likely to be again. It's a movie that is not screwing around. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
51% Rampage (2018) If Rampage the movie had stuck to its namesake, it would have been a lot more fun. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) While almost everything about A Quiet Place works perfectly, the best stuff goes unsaid, which is certainly appropriate. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
51% Tomb Raider (2018) It's an enjoyable, but forgettable, action movie that feels more like the training stage of one of the games rather than a complete experience. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) The scenes may technically be bigger in scope, but the repetition and lack of creativity make them feel... reduced from the original. And it shouldn't. It really shouldn't. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2017) A jaw-dropping film that blends reality and the supernatural in an absolutely beautiful way. It feels like a spiritual sequel to Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone or Pan's Labyrinth, except with a more modern, realistic setting. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Sporting an emotional connection and narratively complexity that's new to the franchise, Insidious: The Last Key is entertaining and effective. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi is a top-of-the-line, A-plus Star Wars and scifi movie -- one that we'll be watching and discussing for as long as there's a galaxy far, far away. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
88% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) The film is filled with lots of familiar tropes, but it's done with such a bright, contagious innocence, you can't help but fall in love with it. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017