Movie Monday : Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Was I the only person who thought “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, Really?  But it worked well enough any how.  I enjoyed the film as a whole but it is not one that will leave a lasting impression.  Benjamin Walker was very good as Lincoln, although he did not look quite right as the older Lincoln (he does have a resemblance to Liam Neeson, who would have done a damn fine job as the older Lincoln) Rufus Sewell gives exactly what I expect of him which is a proper performance from him.  This is another feather in Dominic Cooper’s hat as well.  The first film that I saw him in was Mama Mia, but I did not really take much notice of him  It was his role in The History Boys that did catch my attention.  That’s a great film by the way 😉  I think it’s only a matter of time till he hits it big.  With further support from Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Anthony Mackie the cast is pretty strong and one that I enjoyed watching working together.

Basically the vampires use slaves for food and Lincoln obviously is not very happy about this and fights to give slaves freedom.  Before that he learns how to become a vampire hunter and falls in love and so on.

This is a good film, but it’s not the most memorable movie I’ve seen.  Would I buy it?  Yes, because the actors are really good in it, and there are a few memorable moments now that I come to think about it.  The horse stampede comes to mind 😀

Captain America: THe First Avenger

(A very quick post)


Literally just got back from the cinema after seeing this film and  I really enjoyed this film, it gave me everything I expected to see.  Any one who knows A little about Captain America will know enough for me not to go into A mass description of the idea behind him, but basically as the film describes it is A weak man just wants to take on the bullies.  This is A well thought through film, with very good performances and is directed well.  Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones all put in A solid and in most cases A impressive performance.  Evans especially handles the weak Stephen Rogers and then the strong Captain America very well.  The first film I saw him in was Fantastic Four and he was good in that but he’s really grown into an outstanding actor.

There’s very good action and the serious side of the film is well handled and I really liked the humour that is in the film.  Sometimes these little comedic moments can kill A film but here they are subtle and well-timed.  The CGI is well done, especially the early moments when we are seeing the weak Stephen Rogers.  There was one or two moments that I thought ‘That’s CGI’ though.

The only thing that I wasnt really happy with was how Captain America wakes up today.  I would have liked to have seen a scene where S.H.I.E.L.D discover him and not just his shield.

This is the final film in the build up to The Avengers movie which we will see next year.  We waited till the end of the credits to see A little snippet of this film and I cannot wait till May 2012.  A lot of expectation is on this film and I have a fair amount of faith that Joss Whedon is gonna do a good job.