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 38% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) The way that they adapted Snake Eyes wasn't that great, but the way that they adapted Storm Shadow, I liked. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
4/5 27% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Space Jam: A New Legacy is such a blast from beginning to end, from the many WB movie references and the NBA surprises to the lovable Looney Tunes characters. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2021
2.5/5 81% Black Widow (2021) [Black Widow's] story never reaches its full potential, especially with the lackluster villains. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
2/5 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) [The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It] is underwhelming with a weak plot and lackluster scares. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
4.5/5 74% Cruella (2021) Emma Stone is so great in Cruella... There's a scene where she really knocks it out of the park, and I think she deserves to be nominated for an award for that performance. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
2.5/5 59% F9 (2021) There are movies where people will say, "Turn off your brain." F9 is that movie. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2021
4/5 95% In the Heights (2021) Although In the Heights isn't breaking new grounds, it's still an entertaining feature with Miranda's joyous, hopeful, and energetic music. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
3.5/5 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Overall [A Quiet Place Part II] is a solid film. There are tension and creepiness. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2021
3.5/5 66% Wrath of Man (2021) Wrath of Man is a solid action thriller with Jason Statham doing what he does best, being a kick-ass, silent protagonist. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
2/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) Sometimes you can get a director who's a fan of the material and they can work magic, but here, it's just a cheesy movie. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
5/5 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) [Godzilla vs. Kong is] a roaring, colossal spectacle for the ages. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2021
3.5/5 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) [Zack Snyder's Justice League] is still enjoyable, but it can feel a bit long. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2021
4.5/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Wonder Woman 1984 is hopeful, heartbreaking, heartwarming and heroic. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
4.5/5 95% Soul (2020) Soul touches on life and death, heavy subject matter for a family film, and it's an emotional adventure that will inspire many to stop and smell the roses. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
3/5 84% Let Him Go (2020) Even with its simplistic story, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane absolutely captivate in Let Him Go. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
3.5/5 81% Over the Moon (2020) Over the Moon is Netflix's answer to Disney movies... Although it doesn't reach the height of certain Disney movies, it's still enjoyable and I teared up. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
2.5/5 70% Tenet (2020) Tenet shines with its action sequences and the time inversion premise, but it quickly wears out its welcome. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
2/5 73% Mulan (2020) Mulan was not as swift as the coursing river and did not have the strength of a raging fire. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3.5/5 48% Scoob! (2020) With some of the jokes falling flat and the Mystery gang sharing screen time with other characters, Scoob! still was an amusing experience. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
2/5 44% Robert the Bruce (2019) In the final act, I started to get flashbacks from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi where the Ewoks are fighting the stormtroopers. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
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
37% 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 63% 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 79% 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 60% 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 76% 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 85% 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 51% 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 78% 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
80% 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
39% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Angelina Jolie as Maleficent is a joy to watch. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
79% 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
98% 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 21% 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
82% Abominable (2019) Abominable is a cute, fun movie to take your family out. - Nerd Reactor EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
83% 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 62% 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 52% 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
22% 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
90% 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