John Nguyen

John Nguyen
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
John Nguyen is a blogger, videographer and graphic designer. His favorite genres include sci-fi, fantasy and action. When he's not talking about entertainment, he loves to dance.
Publications: Nerd Reactor

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 88% Onward (2020) Onward is another sentimental film from Pixar, and I was tearing up in the third act. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
38% Downhill (2020) Downhill isn't as dramatic as it can be, and as a comedy, it's not laugh-out-loud funny, but there's a certain charm in seeing the two comedy actors together in something a bit more serious. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 64% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) The filmmakers have done a good job of making newcomers to the franchise enjoy Sonic the Hedgehog while also having something to cater to the fans. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
4/5 74% The Lodge (2020) [The Lodge] isn't the type of horror movie that will scare you, but there are disturbing imagery and a sense of uneasiness. The interactions between the kids and Grace are what keeps you glued to your seats, especially with Riley Keough's performance. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
4/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey is a lot of fun, brutal and kickass. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
3.5/5 59% The Last Full Measure (2020) It's an emotional tale about sacrificing yourself to do something better. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
3/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are hilarious together, and it has that Michael Bay feel even though it's not directed by him. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
4/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) Just Mercy is a very human drama and powerful film with moving performances by Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan, and its supporting cast. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
3.5/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Rian Johnson did a 180 with [The Last Jedi], and J.J. Abrams did another 180 with [The Rise of Skywalker]. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4.5/5 80% Code 8 (2019) Code 8 is an electrifying film featuring ordinary people with powers in a tough world. It's a gritty and realistic take that's a nice change of pace in the superhero genre. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
5/5 89% 1917 (2020) What Steven Spielberg has done with Saving Private Ryan and WWII films, Sam Mendes has done for WWI films. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) [The Terminator franchise] keeps doing this over and over again, and I'm tired of it. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) Emilia Clarke is a darling and Henry Golding is as charming as ever, but Last Christmas does play out like a traditional romantic comedy. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.5/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) [Stephen King's Doctor Sleep] takes the story into new directions while also paying homage to The Shining. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) [Jojo Rabbit] is a type of movie that's hard to pull off if you're the wrong director or writer for it. But luckily, Taika is behind it. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Angelina Jolie as Maleficent is a joy to watch. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
80% Little Monsters (2019) [Little Monsters] doesn't really break a lot of ground, but it does poke a lot of fun in the zombie genre. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) [Parasite] is a crazy, intense, twisted, and dark movie. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) There are parts where it's unbelievable. Wow, they really captured young Will Smith. But then there are other parts where you're thinking, "This is really weird and off-putting." - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3.5/5 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) I appreciated what [Noah Hawley] was trying to do with changing the aspect ratio of the film. And for me, it was a kind of a fun game. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
81% Abominable (2019) Abominable is a cute, fun movie to take your family out. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) I felt detached throughout the whole movie, just like the supporting characters. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
35% Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019) He's one of the few comedians who can really touch on a lot of different sensitive topics and still make it funny. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) It Chapter Two loses its charm and mystery from the first film, and what we're left with is a horror film that feels more like a comedy. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
5/5 68% Joker (2019) Joker is wild, crazy, and intense, and I was left speechless by the end of the film. Joaquin Phoenix delivers a spine-chilling performance. Todd Phillips has done to the Joker what Nolan has done to Batman with an origin story that feels very real. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
3.5/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a creepy film that's able to adapt some of the stories from the source material into a cohesive [whole]. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
4/5 53% The Lion King (2019) [The Lion King] is the best remake of the Disney animated classics ... You can't top the animated movie, but this is a good alternative for a new generation and fans that want to see a 'realistic' take on what that would look like. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) [Avengers: Endgame] is a very fitting conclusion to Phase 1, 2 and 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Bring a box of tissues, because it's an emotional roller coaster ride. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) [Dark Phoenix] is a terrible movie. It doesn't have a lot to offer with the story, characters and dialogue. It's like watching X-Men: The Last Stand all over again. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) [Spider-Man: Far From Home] is a fun movie. Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio is great, even if it's a very different but familiar take on the Marvel character. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman is a stunning spectacle and Jason Momoa is a blast to watch from beginning to end. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4.5/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Alita: Battle Angel is an action-packed ride that had me in tears. It's definitely one of my favorite live-action films based on the manga and anime, and Rosa Salazar as Alita brings a lot of heart to the film. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
3.5/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Although it can't match the awesomeness of the first film, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is all kinds of fun with a warm message about sharing. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 90% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! is a total blast and Zachary Levi is charming and a treat to watch as he has fun being a superhero. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin is heartwarming and hilarious, and even though it's a remake of the animated classic, it still feels very refreshing. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4.5/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters doesn't hold back on the big monster fights, and it's definitely the best Godzilla film to date from Hollywood. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019