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
9/10 Space Sweepers (2021) Johnny Gayzmonic The original Korean title translates as Spaceship Victory, and that's not only more appropriate, it's a perfect encapsulation of just what this film is: a victory. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
5/10 Outside the Wire (2021) Johnny Gayzmonic It's competent if not spectacular, and there are enough set pieces to keep the energy flow consistent. The third act, however, goes completely off the rails. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
8/10 Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic It's more than just a testament to the entertainment power of genre films. It's also a hell of a way to start 2021. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2021
7/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic WW84 might lack the brightness and fire of the previous film, but it's often just as emotional and exhilarating an experience. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
6/10 The Midnight Sky (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic It's a bit too earth-bound to reach the heights it needs to. But the attempt is something to be applauded, and its heart is definitely in the right place. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
7/10 Godmothered (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic It's a heaping slice of angel food cake, all lightness and sweet even though it has zero nutritional value. But who eats angel food cake for nutrition? EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
3/10 Superintelligence (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic I paused the film halfway to give my cat a pill. And truth be told, that was more exciting than anything on screen. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2020
8/10 The Dark and the Wicked (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic Reminiscent of some of the best works of Stephen King, a tale of Americana wrought through with cultural, folkloric dread. This is a terrifying bit of natural light. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2020
4/10 The Craft: Legacy (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic An afterthought of a film that's as evanescent as the cheap CGI glitter that accompanies the spellwork of the main characters. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
5/10 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic It's a hex in a Hallmark card when what you wanted was some good, old-fashioned black magic. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
7/10 Love and Monsters (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic There's a warm, odd kind of comfort here...It's not 100% natural, but it's close enough to pass for it when it hits the brain like a pleasant memory. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
3/10 Death of Me (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic Death To Me is a colossal waste of time...It's a train wreck served with cold, expired Thai noodles. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2020
4/10 Ava (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic Chastain might have a future in action films ahead of her, and I fully believe she could play a convincing action hero, but girl, this ain't it. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2020
4/10 Antebellum (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic It's disappointing enough to see a film not work on its own, but it's even worse when you can see what could have been in the middle of that. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2020
7/10 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic Did I like it? I honestly still don't know. I may never... [but] there's a lot of talent involved here. At least that much I can say is objectively true. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
6/10 Mulan (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic Loyal, brave, and true to the spirit of both the original animated film and the legend that inspired it, but doesn't always reflect the best qualities of either one. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2020
6/10 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic It isn't heinous by any stretch of the imagination, but it isn't truly excellent, either. Sorry, dudes. Wyld Stallyns still rule, though. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2020
5/10 Project Power (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic There is a good film hidden in here somewhere. Maybe the film should take a dose of its own pills and let it out for five minutes. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2020
6/10 Relic (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic Even if it isn't as scary as it should have been, the compelling performances of its lead actors are worth the time...fascinating in both what it does and doesn't do. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
7/10 The Old Guard (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic An efficient mix of action, philosophy, and emotion that makes the idea that immortals live among us seem remarkably plausible. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2020
9/10 Galaxy Quest (1999) Johnny Gayzmonic There is a lot to love about Galaxy Quest, from its hilarious comedy to its dynamic characters to its fascinating take on sci-fi fandom. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2020
6/10 Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes (2004) Johnny Gayzmonic [It] lives very comfortably in its low-budget vibe. It'sself-aware and self-serious in roughly equal measures. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2020
6/10 Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel (2016) Johnny Gayzmonic You might cringe at some moments, but you'll also probably laugh and maybe even have a good time. I'd watch this for 24 hours straight before watching Fan4stic ever again. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2020
6/10 SCOOB! (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic Does it have any nutritional value? Not a bit. Are there way too many ingredients? Oh, hell yes. But is it delicious and make you feel awesome? Damn right it does. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2020
9/10 Psycho Beach Party (2000) Johnny Gayzmonic Let me just break it down in high-fidelity stereophonic sound: this film is funny as hell. It's the most killer beach party you'll ever get invited to. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
7/10 The Masque of the Red Death (1964) Johnny Gayzmonic A moment of genuine brilliance from Corman, a master class in villainy by Vincent Price, and a reminder of the enduring power of Poe's work. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2020
8/10 You're Next (2011) Johnny Gayzmonic You're Next is anchored by a singularly compelling performance by its lead actress, leading to a most visceral and entertaining experience. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
8/10 Train to Busan (2016) Johnny Gayzmonic One of the most compelling, exciting, and captivating action/horror hybrids in years. It grabs the heart as well as the soul, speeding to a satisfying emotional climax. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
6/10 Bloodshot (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic Who is Bloodshot? What are the secrets of his past? Should we care? This seriously got a theatrical release and isn't a Netflix original? EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
6/10 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic It might sound surprising to say it, but Sonic the Hedgehog is actually a good time bordering on exciting. You know what? I'm not mad at it. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
8/10 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic Birds of Prey is fun as hell. Kinetic, comedic, self-aware, and with just the right amount of R-rated brutality and grit. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
4/10 Dolittle (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic The climax of Dolittle involves giving a dragon an enema, and I am not making that up. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
6/10 Underwater (2020) Johnny Gayzmonic What it lacks in character and narrative depth it more than makes up for in mood and movement. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
5/10 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic Everything about it feels less like an upgrade and more like a retread. It's not so much an exciting new take on the previous film as it is an overpriced DLC pack. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
9/10 Knives Out (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic Simply put, Knives Out is one of the best films of Rian Johnson's career, and one of the best mysteries in a very long time. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
6/10 Charlie's Angels (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic It's a wicked fun time and definitely worth the watch. But with the right story, it could have been so much more. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
8/10 Doctor Sleep (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic Captivating, confident, and insidiously creepy, it's the film we didn't know we wanted all these years later. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
7/10 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Johnny Gayzmonic Anchored by a dedicated cast...it makes you forget all the films that came after T2. Which isn't terribly hard but hey. Let's give credit where credit's due. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
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