Fanboys of the Universe

Fanboys of the Universe is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Johnny Gayzmonic
Rating Title/Year Author
5/10 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic Who is this for? Who was asking for this particular kind of story? It's a question the film never definitely answers. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
6/10 The Addams Family (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic Like the Addamses themselves, the film comes of as well-meaning but more than a little off. Still, even a brief visit from the Addams is better than no visit at all. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
8/10 Ad Astra (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic James Gray has created a mesmerizing film, a moving and sonorous statement on the human need for purpose. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
6/10 It: Chapter Two (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic It doesn't sink, but it doesn't necessarily float, either. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
8/10 Ready or Not (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic Viscerally entertaining, with plenty of macabre humor and surprisingly thoughtful moments, Ready Or Not is an unpretentious bit of bloody fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
7/10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic It's a highly accessible and highly enjoyable horror film...with a high level of craftsmanship, dedication, and heart. A tense, rapidly-beating heart... EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
7/10 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic It's both the most and least Tarantino film in a very long time. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/10 Midsommar (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic Oh, those wacky Swedes with their pagan death cults! EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2019
7/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic Like most vacations, it might not be perfect, but it leaves you with a lot of pleasant memories. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
5/10 Child's Play (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic Chucky literally does not have a soul inside of him and is instead a series of algorithms approximating an intelligence and personality. It's a criticism that writes itself. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
6/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic It sends a 20-year, genre-defining franchise out on a whimper. While occasionally entertaining and exciting, it overall comes off as a kind of afterthought. An obligation. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
6/10 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic It's a massive evolution for the Pokémon franchise...and even a small one for video game films in general. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
8/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic You know things are pretty damn serious when Captain America starts swearing. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
8/10 Shazam! (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic Shazam! is the magic word that turns the DC Extended Universe into a super-charged good time. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
7/10 Us (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic As challenging as it is mysterious, it leaves us with more questions than answers, and in that darkness and doubt, it finds the true meaning of terror. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
7/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic There's a lack of Marvel bombast, but it's replaced by a focus on natural and unforced character interaction. It's a down-to-earth film about a cosmically-powered hero. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
6/10 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic Feels both vital and alive even while it can't hide the seams barely holding it together...it's a construct with a beating heart that pulses stronger the harder it works. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
6/10 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic "Doesn't always go the distance...but it's solid, effective, and never violates the MPAA ratings criteria for a PG rating. And after all, isn't that what's most important?" EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/10 Glass (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic What's frustrating, beyond Shyamalan's inordinate fascination with his own work and his precious final-act twists, is that there really is nobody to root for in Glass. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
7/10 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Johnny Gayzmonic "It might not be practically perfect in every way, but it's close enough to do the trick." EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
6/10 Aquaman (2018) Johnny Gayzmonic "Aquaman the film isn't as deep as the ocean, but Aquaman the man is just as captivating." EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
9/10 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Johnny Gayzmonic "An exploration of the qualities that not only make up Spider-Man as a cultural icon and comic book touchstone but the elemental nature of Stan Lee-sized superheroics." EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
6/10 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Johnny Gayzmonic Disney's first theatrical sequel in decades, and a surprisingly strong case for keeping those sequels quick, cheap, and straight-to-video. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
8/10 Kick-Ass (2010) Johnny Gayzmonic Kick-Ass asks what would happen if superheroes really DID operate in the real world, and the results are shocking, intriguing and entertaining all at once. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Johnny Gayzmonic While it has a few notable flaws, the sum of its parts adds up to a lot of fun, humor, and thrilling action sequences. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 Salt (2010) Johnny Gayzmonic 'Who is Salt?' asks the marketing posters. By the end of the film, you're still not sure, but it's a credit to everyone involved when you find yourself dying to find out. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 The Lost Skeleton Returns Again (2008) Johnny Gayzmonic Feels much more like a 'real' film than the first one did...Larry Blamire has a great feel for his source material and definite love for horrible sci-fi films of yesteryear. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
5/10 Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) Johnny Gayzmonic Are there babes kicking monster butt? You bet there are! Is there a plot or a secondary character we could possibly care about? Of course not! EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
8/10 Red (2010) Johnny Gayzmonic Goes down remarkably easy, but not as to be forgettable...It's great to remember that action films could actually win you over by being fun and not just by being loud. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
6/10 Tron: Legacy (2010) Johnny Gayzmonic Error: data not found. This is a program that runs fine, and does what it's supposed to, but it definitely needs a patch to work all the bugs out. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
4/10 Season of the Witch (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic It could have been a campy, but interesting fantasy adventure...Instead, it's just boring and tedious. Someone obviously rolled a 1 on their d20. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
8/10 Tangled (2010) Johnny Gayzmonic A welcome reminder of some of Disney's best works. The animation is exquisite, the script fantastic, and the leads all perform well. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 The Eagle (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic Its the relationship between these men -- and not some anvilicious symbol -- that drives the story and makes you want to ride alongside them. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
6/10 I Am Number Four (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic You could do worse. It's a rather entertaining film, and it doesn't take itself entirely seriously, with plenty of light touches that help to diffuse some of the melodrama. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
8/10 Paul (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic It's geek pride all the way. It's funny, it's exciting, and it has jokes about spaceman junk. Who could ask for anything more? EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
6/10 Sucker Punch (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic The film doesn't live up to the exciting spectacle of watching a steam-powered mech with a cute little kitty painted on the front mow down a giant zeppelin. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
8/10 Source Code (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic If you can overlook the pseudoscientific explanations...you'll be treated to a trippy, head-spinning sci-fi drama with amazingly organic, human characters at its core. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
8/10 Hanna (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic A dark, twisted fairy tale. 'I just missed your heart,' Hanna says to an elk she shoots at the beginning of the film. The film itself, however, is almost right on target. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 Scream 4 (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic It doesn't always hit the vital organs, but it comes pretty close, and sometimes that's all it takes. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
5/10 Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic It's entertaining enough, and the cast is great, but there's just not enough meat on the bones to really make it work as well as it should. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 Priest (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic It's everything you've enjoyed in every genre film you've ever seen rolled into one package, although it seems to lose something when added into the sum of its parts. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
8/10 X-Men: First Class (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic This is not an empty popcorn film. It has a heart, a mind, and a healthy stock of endorphins. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
4/10 Super 8 (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic The film is covered in a thick syrup of nostalgia that often threatens to choke the life out of it. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
6/10 Green Lantern (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic In brightest day, in blackest night...No cliche will escape my sight...I guess its really not that bad...But it certainly is loud and bright. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic Nothing less than an action-packed good time with a great cast, a great lead, a great score and great action sequences. In case you haven't guessed by now, it's great. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
5/10 Cowboys & Aliens (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic It has cowboys. It has aliens. It does exactly what it says on the tin. Unfortunately, it rarely does anything more than that. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
5/10 Dark Shadows (2012) Johnny Gayzmonic What seems like it should work amazingly well just turns out to disappoint. There's really no explanation for it. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
7/10 Conan the Barbarian (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Jason Mamoa. Who is this 'Arnold' person you keep talking about? EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2018
3/10 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) Johnny Gayzmonic There are dumb movies, and then there are Dumb Movies, movies that seem so brain-dead that they don't even bring a number 2 pencil to the exam. This is one of those movies. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2018
8/10 Contagion (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic It's a science fiction film firmly rooted in fact and a horror film based entirely on real-world possibilities. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2018