Leona Laurie

Leona Laurie
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Geek Girl Authority

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
54% Blind Fury (1990) Stranger danger! Just because Rutger Hauer says he's blind doesn't mean you should let him put his paws all over your annoying kid's face. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
29% Venom (2018) Jenny Slate, kudos to you for getting one of those superhero movie paychecks. If only this film were worthy of your talent... - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
No Score Yet Superman 40th Anniversary (2018) Christopher Reeve IS Superman, but although he makes the other guys who've donned the suit look like chumps in the original, the movie overall is no Superman II, which is rad. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
33% Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) I give this a "Fresh" rating because it owns its place in history and is not nearly as bad as many of the action movies I've watched & discussed online. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Chicanos love Moz. Also: Practical fashion for Hope van Dyne might foreshadow fewer high heels for female heroes in future MCU films. Not holding breath, but fingers crossed! - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) A good sequel answers the question "What next?" This bad sequel just says, "Let's do the same schtick, and literally crank it up to 11 in case anyone misses what we're about." - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This movie is definitely a "Part 1," so final review is reserved for when Part 2 is over, BUT- so much good stuff! (Except the romance. Stop forcing it in, MCU.) - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) A big win for representation on screen & behind the scenes, my only criticism is that I like the women better than the lead. Fingers crossed for girl power in the sequel. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Taika Waititi is rad, and this completely fun movie is evidence of that. The Hela stuff could be better, but Sakar is on-point & Jeff Goldblum is the Jeff Goldblummiest. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Maybe the best movie in the MCU so far? This cast is so great. These teens look like teens. This mix of high schoolers rings true. Why did this take so long? - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
33% Fantastic Four (1994) By far the best Fantastic Four movie so far. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
53% Blade (1998) "Some motherf***ers are always trying to ice skate uphill." - Blade - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
81% X-Men (2000) Joss Whedon wrote two lines of dialogue, and one of them is very good! - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
57% Blade II (2002) Blade, the protagonist of Blade II, takes his blade and shampoo factory to Prague, where many a super vampire are blade adieu. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
90% Spider-Man (2002) If there are 15 spiders in a lab that can give you superpowers, why does just one kid get them? - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
44% Daredevil (2003) Gatorade baths and clingy clothes. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
85% X2: X-Men United (2003) A movie that seemed great in the theater in 2003 that has not held up thanks to social progress and the franchise's complete disregard for continuity. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
62% Hulk (2003) In this one the Hulk bounces all over the place. The best part is Lou Ferrigno's cameo. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
29% The Punisher (2004) According to IFC, "The Castle family compound in PR was actually two public bathroom structures on a public beach in Tampa, FL that the production spruced up..." - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) Due to back pain, Tobey Maguire was almost replaced by Jake Gyllenhaal, the Topher Grace of Gyllenhalls. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
25% Blade: Trinity (2004) It was very boring, and all the guns looked like plastic toys. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) It is inconceivable that this film has a higher Rotten Tomatoes score than Elektra. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) The solid foundation established in Spider-Man 2 is traded away for sand... man sand-and everyone sinks into it up to their necks. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
93% Iron Man (2008) The movie that proved it's possible to make GOOD superhero movies, ushering in the MCU and teaching DC absolutely nothing. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
67% The Incredible Hulk (2008) In this follow-up to "Bouncing Hulk," the Hulk can't have intercourse. Poor Hulk. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
29% Punisher: War Zone (2008) It is inconceivable that this film has a higher Rotten Tomatoes rating than Elektra. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
73% Iron Man 2 (2010) Just as Tony's charisma softens his many murders, his chemistry with Pepper makes their distasteful relationship oddly tasty. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
77% Thor (2011) First is worst in Thor appearances, but since he gets better every time this one's valuable as a part of the whole. Also, just say NO to Dutch Angles & bleached facial hair. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
86% X-Men: First Class (2011) What if women could only contribute to the plot while in their underwear? - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) This movie improves on every viewing, especially with the hindsight subsequent MCU movies offer- but Peggy Carter deserves more! - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) Hey, maybe watch season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. instead. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) Black Widow has so much potential! We hope they seize on it within the next 6 years! *a tumbleweed blows by* - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Finally, a cast of high school students approved by AARP. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
80% Iron Man 3 (2013) Good, but Pepper Potts deserves so much more. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
71% The Wolverine (2013) The best X-Men movie, but still a victim of the franchise's utter disregard for continuity. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
90% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) A good movie that gets better with each viewing & when rewatched after consuming subsequent MCU movies. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) There's nothing heroic about close-talking. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
90% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Why do the X-Men movies hate continuity? Except as far as Wolverine's casting goes, that is... - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) A breath of fresh air on first viewing that feels much slower in pacing once it loses the element of surprise. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) By far the worst movie in the MCU. Also, Why must Ultron have lips? - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Arbitrary adherence to canon and the usual X-Men films' disregard for continuity make this hot mess one to skip. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
89% Doctor Strange (2016) A movie that improves on repeat viewings, and after seeing subsequent MCU movies. Problematic casting, but lots of good otherwise. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
10% Elektra (2005) This movie passes the Bechdel Test and the Knope Friendship Test. It's also way better than it gets credit for. - Geek Girl Authority EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018