Susana Polo

Susana Polo
Susana Polo's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Polygon
Publications: Polygon

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019) Bloodlines manages the balancing act of TV animation action with a surprisingly moving heart; a story about demanding mothers and their estranged daughters, and how deep the pain cuts when you feel that who you are is not enough for your loved ones. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Endgame knows what its audience wants, and delivers that without feeling like quote-unquote fan service. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
17% Hellboy (2019) If you like gore, and monsters, and tuning out for a few hours, Hellboy might even be the movie for you. But overall, its faults strongly outweigh its virtues. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) David F. Sandberg, a genre director known for conjuring scares in Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation, delivers an outright joyful fantasy that doesn't waste a moment on feeling self-conscious. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) While Captain Marvel follows the Marvel formula, it takes full advantage of the twists and turns available when your hero cannot remember her past. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) While Spider-Verse is colorful, whip-fast and full of visual references to the four-color printing process and comic book sound effects, it never overwhelms. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Four Realms' story is nothing to write home about, but its real problem is that it doesn't do enough of the things that made its points of inspiration so successful: It fails to create truly memorable visuals, and it revels in neither music nor dance. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp is the funniest movie Marvel has made yet. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
84% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 isn't a complete bust, but it's missing a chunk of what made me look back so fondly on Deadpool. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Overall, however, Infinity War lands the vast majority of the emotional beats it's reaching for, which is why we're here anyway. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) ... if you can buy into Pacific Rim, you can buy into Pacific Rim Uprising. And if you can buy into Pacific Rim Uprising despite its flaws, you'll find it to be a fun, if not exactly filling, film. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
52% Tomb Raider (2018) After years of attempts, no one expects a video game movie to be high cinema. But if Tomb Raider wasn't going to be great, I had at least held out hope that it would be entertaining. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) What I got was a beautiful coming-of-age story that never felt as though it was manipulating my emotions, and an adventure that expertly conveyed L'Engle's themes of hope and love - even existential horror - on screen. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) ... The Last Jedi challenges itself with moments that, if mishandled, could easily have tainted beloved Star Wars moments in the same way that many people feel the prequel trilogy did. Instead, it navigates those narrative rapids with aplomb. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
97% Coco (2017) It doesn't reach the emotional heights of stand-alones like Up or WALL-E... But it's a tidy, endearing story with a beautiful, well-realized aesthetic, and marquee billing for culture that doesn't get a lot of that in American media. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
47% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) The first half of Valerian is a creative romp that I would recommend to many people, its middle is a grimace-inducing detour and its finale never quite recovers the film's initial momentum. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming is smart, incredibly funny and surprisingly clever. It is an entirely unexpected - perhaps even vanishingly implausible - fresh start for the third Spider-Man franchise of the past fifteen years. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
83% Ant-Man (2015) Ultimately, Ant-Man isn't the best of what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to offer, but it's no train wreck either. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (there, that's the last time I have to type that mouthful) has not dethroned its predecessors to take the spot of best movie in the franchise. But it is a solid action film full of memorable performances. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
85% Deadpool (2016) Reynolds does a great job of juggling Deadpool's mania and Wade's fatalism while making sure that the character is still sympathetic in both modes. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
93% Logan (2017) These are things that I wish Logan had done better, but that in itself says something. I wish it had done these things better precisely because it is a very good movie, and a very, very good Wolverine story. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) I was intrigued by various clever action set pieces. The film's visual design is often stunning, somewhere in a fantastical realm between Dr. Seuss and Yellow Submarine. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
89% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The Lego Batman Movie is not to be underestimated. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
27% Suicide Squad (2016) It is by no means good, and yet I can't bring myself to hate it. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
96% Moana (2016) Moana flat-out wowed me, from its music, to its story and characters, to its sheer visual spectacle. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
83% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One is not about people who get a medal and a kiss from the princess. Rogue One is a war film. And it's very, very good. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
93% Wonder Woman (2017) The first film of the DC Extended Universe that doesn't seem embarrassed by its premise. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017