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
82% Ad Astra (2019) It tells a seemingly simple story set in a realistic future with twists and turns that feel completely fresh, while never losing sight of its lead character or lofty themes. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
75% Joker (2019) Joker is a solid, well-made film that, ultimately, has a bit of an identity crisis. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Without its own identity, without an interesting hook or resonant emotional through-line, most of the movie feels rather shallow-like it's trying to impress us instead of engage us. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) It's an exciting, surprising, incredibly funny film that's just as poignant and heartfelt as you'd expect from this franchise. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Both Patel and James are excellent in the film-human, relatable, and obviously invested in the story they're telling. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die is a muddled film filled with half-formed ideas, sporadic humor, and a fairly derivative take on the zombie genre. To an extent, it gets by on the charm and talent of its actors, but overall, the good doesn't outweigh the bad. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
57% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn is a competent movie crafted out of incredible ideas. It's gross, interesting, scary, and has fascinating mythology, all of which would be so much better if nearly all of it wasn't delivered in such an obtuse way. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) While it'll never replace the near perfection of the original film, Aladdin has the kind of grand spectacle a younger generation expects from a trip to the movies and simultaneously takes their parents on a magic carpet ride back to their youths. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
51% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien isn't necessarily a bad movie, it's just a messy one. Parts of it feel relevant and emotional, while others feel distant and disjointed. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame is everything you've ever dreamed a Marvel movie could be. It's a three-hour adrenaline shot to the heart featuring mysteries solved, consequences suffered, shock, awe, and delight - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
28% Warcraft (2016) Warcraft has some good moments but mostly it's a huge disappointment. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
47% Dumbo (2019) That's the story of Dumbo. Unmotivated actions coupled with a razor-thin veil of emotion, coupled with a decent CG spectacle into a film that never truly takes flight. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
91% Shazam! (2019) While the superhero action and comedy may be Shazam's big selling points, what makes it truly great is the touching story of a foster family weaved around everything else. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
44% Captive State (2019) The film has a lot to say, but it's rarely more than we see on the news every night. Luckily, there are enough cool and weird sci-fi elements sprinkled on top of that that give Captive State plenty of intrigue and entertainment to go with the allegory. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Parts work, parts don't, and ultimately it's just an OK chapter in a great overall saga. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
38% Don't Let Go (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
85% 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
63% 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
79% 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
92% 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
93% 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
89% 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
77% 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
93% Starfish (2019) 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
66% 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!) (2019) 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
80% 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
66% 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
87% Freaks (2019) 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
71% 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
24% 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
39% 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