Kaila Hale-Stern

Kaila Hale-Stern
Kaila Hale-Stern's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Mary Sue
Publications: The Mary Sue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It's everyday people and not legends who become the main players. That they can feel so true to life in a fantastical universe speaks to the real sleight-of-hand magic at work in this summer blockbuster. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
5/5 100% What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (2019) Ultimately this is a valentine to the show, its creative forces, and its fans. You won't want What We Left Behind to end. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3.5/5 51% Tolkien (2019) If you already know his life story, you won't be learning anything new here, but your eyes will thank you for the expected journey. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) I would not dissuade anyone from seeing this whimsically over-the-top film, an attempt at the original Mary Poppins magic turned up past eleven. But I wish I could say that I loved it. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
3.5/5 65% Aquaman (2018) I would watch Arthur Curry splash around throwing punches twenty times rather than return to a color-drained and depressing cityscape where the hero is sad and mad. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) This is a very funny movie that I laughed out loud to more times than I can count. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) I take a good portion of my naysaying back, and gladly: Solo was the first Star Wars movie in a long time that gave me anything like the light-hearted thrill I first felt seeing A New Hope as a kid. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) I've been writing about Infinity War for the better part of a year, but I was not prepared for what it had in store. I stared at it slack-jawed for the last ten minutes, astonished at the places where Marvel took this film. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3.5/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Pacific Rim Uprising is a loud, ridiculous film about giant fighting robots and massive monsters from an interdimensional portal under the ocean. It's totally over-the-top, and it's also the most fun I've had at the movies in ages. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) [Storm] Reid is excellent, playing across a range of emotions and physical activity while carrying the movie on her shoulders. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3.5/5 31% Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no renkinjutsushi) (2017) Where this version really won me over is with its compelling effects and worldbuilding. It's hard to translate the madcap randomness and outrageousness of anime action into, well, real life, but Sori gives it a spirited go. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
4.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) [Carrie Fisher] is luminous here. Every time she's on screen, it's impossible to look away, and she is as tough, loving, and wily as we would ever want our Leia to be. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Everything here is bigger, louder, brasher, more political, more expensive, more violent. ... The movie never flinches, though you might. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming can be light-hearted and enjoyable, but it probably won't knock your socks off. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017