Julia Alexander Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Julia Alexander

Julia Alexander
Julia Alexander's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Polygon

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The relationship between Lando and Han feels designed for a Star Wars generation that wants to see more between its characters - especially those embedded in Star Wars lore who might appear in the next decade of sequels.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
15% Mute (2018) It's hard to sit through Mute and try to imagine why Duncan Jones waited 16 years to make this movie. But then, it's hard to sit through Mute at all.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming reintroduced an excitement to a character who lost his pizazz a decade ago, and in doing so, reminded us why we loved watching Spider-Man on the big screen in the first place.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
26% Bright (2017) Bright could have been a great movie in the hands of people with expertise in allegorical storytelling and understanding of the subjects they wanted to tackle. ‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) There are good, cute and funny moments that the editing team should be applauded for, but there aren't enough to distract from the beautiful, chaotic mess that Justice League ends up being.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ... proof of how a sequel can be just as good as the original movie, even if released decades apart.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
85% It (2017) It doesn't work as a horror movie, but that's not where it finds its strength. It is fun - like Steven Spielberg, Stranger Things-level fun.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
41% Death Note (2017) Death Note suffers from an unsolvable identity crisis.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) The Dark Tower feels apathetic, like it was created because it seemed like something that should be made eventually.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) War for the Planet of the Apes isn't just a near perfect example of what a summer blockbuster should look like, but rather of what all films should aspire to accomplish.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Transformers: The Last Knight is two-thirds of a decent summer blockbuster, but the final act is complete garbage.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
68% Cars 3 (2017) Cars 3 is both the end of an era and the beginning of a promising future, all wrapped up in an enjoyable, but messy 90-minute film.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
15% The Mummy (2017) Even putting aside the basic filmmaking issues the movie has, where The Mummy suffers is trying to kickstart an entire universe in one film.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Angry Birds could have been an unmitigated disaster, and it was a big relief to see that it didn't even come close to that.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Cloverfield, is a gut-clenching, heart-racing experience that doesn't let up the level of intensity it instills in the audience for even a minute.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
92% The Nice Guys (2016) The Nice Guys is a piece of contemporary cinema that encompasses everything I love about where we are. It's self-aware, it's clever and above all else, it accepts the faults of people and uses them to create a story about finding humanity.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
74% Ghostbusters (2016) Ghostbusters is far from a perfect film but it's full of hysterical moments and goofy scenarios that makes it one of the most fun movies of the summer so far.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) It tries a little too hard to be charming, and when mixed with abysmal attempts at Scottish accents that almost seem facetious, the entire production comes off as inauthentic and a bit of a joke.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
37% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Aside from blatant fan pandering, there is nothing this movie has going for it.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
37% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) The Legend of Tarzan feels like the sequel to a much more interesting film... I wish Yates would have just focused on the elements of Tarzan's story that made it so interesting in the first place instead of foolhardily trying to modernize it.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
30% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Independence Day: Resurgence is also a fun, totally ridiculous summer blockbuster that's just confident and loony enough to succeed.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
98% Zootopia (2016) Like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast - and yes, Frozen - Zootopia has cemented itself as an instant Disney classic that will be cherished for generations to come.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
95% Eye In The Sky (2016) It's the type of film that will reinvigorate the debate on drone war and effect of new weaponry, but it's also highly entertaining, and beyond all else, a well-made movie.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
91% The Martian (2015) The Martian is a movie about hope, and there isn't one moment in the entire film where you aren't hoping along with Watney that he'll get home safe.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory could have been a disappointing sequel to one of Pixar's most beloved films, but instead has turned out to be more than a worthy successor, giving us the full tale on one of the best characters the studio ever created.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) This movie is mind-numbing and boring, and its characters, which are based on very real and very interesting human beings, also fall into both of those categories.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
75% The BFG (2016) The BFG is a decent movie that has some stellar moments, but is overall pretty forgettable, and that's a downright shame.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
95% The Jungle Book (2016) Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book isn't just a captivating adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic children's novel, but has forever changed the way CGI and real world settings will be integrated in film.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) The Good Dinosaur could have been the great dinosaur, but instead barely manages to scrape by as the mediocre dinosaur.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island gets what so many monster movies before it get wrong: There is humanity in the creatures, even if they can seem gigantic and monstrous at first.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Everything from the choreography to the cinematography is a conscious, well-executed decision. It's the kind of control and dedication to the craft that make John Wick: Chapter 2 such a worthy successor to the first.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Beauty and the Beast is a charming movie that uses the talents of its lead actors to successfully recreate and redesign one of its classic stories.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
45% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) I believe we can have a good, live-action Power Rangers movie, but unfortunately, it's not this one.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
91% The Witch (2016) One of the reasons The Witch works as well as it does is because, despite its name, the movie isn't a horrific folktale about a paranormal being, but rather a look into the depravity of what humanity can become.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) There isn't enough emotional backstory given to McAvoy's character to care about whether or not he manages to bring the monster to life.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is such a bleak, disorienting and incoherent mess that despite the few promising moments that sporadically appear, it's nearly impossible to enjoy.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) In many ways, Civil War is Marvel's darkest and heaviest movie to date, but that's part of what makes it the studio's best.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) The result is just as disappointing as to be expected, with little to be excited about and even less of a reason to watch this in theaters.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Now You See Me 2 is a slightly beefier, funnier movie than its predecessor that still fails to learn from any of the original's mistakes and manages to make some new ones along the way.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Fate of the Furious is the worst film in the Fast and Furious series since the abysmal, forgettable 2 Fast 2 Furious.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Your Name is a sad movie. It has a happy ending and there are funny moments, but it's sad. It's heartbreaking. It's absolutely devastating. ‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017