Sci-Fi Movie Page

Sci-Fi Movie Page is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Brian Orndorf, Daniel M. Kimmel, James O'Ehley, Mark Dujsik, Rob Vaux
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 The Lion King (2019) Rob Vaux [It] treads far too close to a predecessor that blazed the trail from which it refuses to stray. That is neither praise nor condemnation, but a simple statement of fact. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
4.5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Rob Vaux There's no better character to put the bow on top of this extraordinary chapter in Marvel's story. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
2.5/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Rob Vaux Strictly filler: a charming pair of stars soft-shoeing their way through wafer-thin material held up by vaguely interesting special effects. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
1/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Rob Vaux What a tired, deflated end it turns out to be. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Rob Vaux This King falls distressingly short of the crown. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/5 Aladdin (2019) Rob Vaux It doesn't suck. REPEAT: IT DOESN'T SUCK! EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
4.5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Rob Vaux You'll never see a victory lap look quite as awesome as this one. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
1.5/5 Shazam! (2019) Rob Vaux Whatever magic this film holds just passed me by. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/5 Pet Sematary (2019) Rob Vaux Sometimes, the first one is better. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
4.5/5 Us (2019) Rob Vaux Yeah... Jordan Peele's good at this. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Rob Vaux They cast Brie Larson and let the rest take care of itself. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) Rob Vaux It's a solid piece of storytelling, inspired by a beloved chapter in the Man of Steel's comics history, and it captures the right mood for the story in a tight little package. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 Aquaman (2018) Rob Vaux Cheesy and ridiculous, but also a surprising amount of fun. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2019
5/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Rob Vaux It's perhaps most impressive for its apparent effortlessness: laboring mightily to float on air and revealing none of its Herculean efforts in the meantime. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2019
2/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Rob Vaux There's something supremely cool going on here, and at times you can catch sight of it. But not often enough to make up for what it squanders. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2019
3.5/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Rob Vaux An expansion on the character that might not have been necessary, but certainly feels worthwhile. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.5/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Rob Vaux The Crimes of Grindelwald is far from a perfect adventure, but its pleasures are no less potent than those of its fellows. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
2/5 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Rob Vaux The bauble is shiny, but hollow inside. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2018
4/5 Halloween (2018) Rob Vaux The results justify the hype... provided you never presume to compare it to the original. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
2/5 The Predator (2018) Rob Vaux Somewhere along the line, its copious shortcomings end up overwhelming its better elements. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/5 The Happytime Murders (2018) Rob Vaux There's only so many times a puppet can say "fuck" or engage in a lewd act before the novelty wears off. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2018
0/5 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Rob Vaux The film commits the rookie horror movie mistake of equating suffering with fear. We the audience pay the price. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/5 Mayhem (2017) Rob Vaux A strong script, a good sense of timing, and the kind of anarchic glee than more prestige projects can't manage. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2017
2/5 Downsizing (2017) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a science-fiction comedy that goes off in so many directions that it ends up being pointless. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2017
4/5 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Rob Vaux Good news everyone! That Hulk dick joke we ordered has arrived! EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2017
3/5 Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Rob Vaux Having scored an unexpected success with the sheer audacity of the first film, director Matthew Vaughn delivers more of the same, with diminished (if still interesting) results. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/5 The Limehouse Golem (2016) Rob Vaux If you accept that it won't break any new boundaries, the confidence with which it goes about its task is impressive. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 It (2017) Rob Vaux The film works more as a bittersweet coming-of-age story than the terrors for which we presumably paid to see. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2017
3/5 Batman and Harley Quinn (2017) Rob Vaux You can see the tone they're going for and when it hits, it's a riot. But it misses more than it should, and with risqué material, it becomes too crude for comfort. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2017
5/5 War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Rob Vaux The most powerful of an already strong trilogy, with a message that has never felt more timely and a gorgeous curtain call for a character who has quietly climbed into the realm of greatness. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Rob Vaux The fifth-best superhero film so far this year... is still pretty darn good. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2017
3/5 Despicable Me 3 (2017) Rob Vaux The Despicable Me franchise always thrived on lowered expectations, and they serve Gru and his brood well enough here to make this last outing a pleasant one. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2017
3.5/5 Cars 3 (2017) Rob Vaux While you still need to get around those uncomfortable questions like "where do the car children come from?" and "how do they handle tools without thumbs?" this go 'round at least ensures a few tangible rewards if you do. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/5 The Mummy (2017) Rob Vaux The lurching undead may be necessary for this property, but the movie itself resembles them in all the wrong ways. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2017
5/5 Wonder Woman (2017) Rob Vaux Wonder Woman gives this long-ignored heroine the coming-out party she truly deserves. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/5 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Rob Vaux It's not the best movie of the summer, but I guarantee we're going to see worse. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2017
2.5/5 Alien: Covenant (2017) Rob Vaux It never offends, but with the words "Ridley Scott" and "Alien movie" in close proximity, you expect a lot better. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2017
3/5 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) Rob Vaux The movie does what the previous five have done with no apologies and no regrets. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2017
3/5 Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) Rob Vaux Too trashy to be good, but as trash it's not too bad. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2017
4.5/5 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Rob Vaux This Guardians finally hits the gloriously ridiculous extremes that the first adventure never quite reached EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2017
3/5 Phoenix Forgotten (2017) Rob Vaux Its real value lies in shaking up a moribund genre... if not to revitalize then at least to remind us how often it settled for less than it could have been. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2017
4/5 Colossal (2016) Rob Vaux There's a method to the madness, and Colossal takes great joy in showing it to us with elegance and smarts. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2017
4/5 The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015) Rob Vaux Quiet and creepy, devoid of histrionics, and with a payoff that feels earned instead of crammed down our throats. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2017
2/5 Atomica (2017) Rob Vaux [It's] undone less by a lack of ambition than an inability to make its core concept compelling enough. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2017
2/5 Beauty and the Beast (2017) Rob Vaux Honestly, if your kids are clamoring to go, the experience won't kill you. This time next year, though, I know which version I'll still be watching. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 Kong: Skull Island (2017) Rob Vaux It does more by doing less: enhancing the pulp origins of Kong's world and focusing on having a good time instead of reminding us how much better its immortal predecessor was. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2017
5/5 Logan (2017) Rob Vaux I never thought I'd say this about a superhero movie, but bring a hankie. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/5 A Cure for Wellness (2016) Rob Vaux For those interested in a more meditative experience than most horror movies can provide, A Cure for Wellness proves surprisingly effective. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2017
2.5/5 The Great Wall (2016) Rob Vaux Be ready for a disappointment... though it's hard to come down too hard on any monster mash as pretty as this one. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2017
4/5 The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) Rob Vaux A lightweight delight that adroitly capitalizes on the absurdities of our superhero-saturated era. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2017