It’s very seldom that I get to see a movie on it’s opening day but I made an exception with this one since I was really dying to see a film after having been put off on what “Prometheus” was all about from far too many of my friends in the media realm. Granted a few of my buddies enjoyed it, but the real Science Fiction and Comic Book purveyors that I confide in all left me feeling I would be disappointed. That one we wait for DVD I guess. Anyways, the trailer for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” struck me as interesting and rather clever so I marked it on my calendar to see and this afternoon I did just that.
The film presents the secret life of our nations beloved 16th President who ends up becoming a vampire slayer as he seeks revenge for the murder of a loved one. The core of the film takes place in his life as a young man and there is a lot of action, a decent amount of vampire gore and some really cool special effects. Without going too deeply into the plot, the story illustrates how vampires had infected our still young country and were a menace that needed to be eliminated at all costs. We see how they added extra menace in the Civil War and seek to make the United States of America a country of vampires. That’s all I am saying about the plot since this is even the Wikipedia entry for the film spoils the whole thing. Check out the trailer link that was posted HERE to see some of what I am outlining here.
Benjamin Walker plays Lincoln while Dominic Cooper is Sturgess, his trainer in the art of hunting vampires. Rufus Sewell does a great job as Adam, the sinister leader of the vampire hordes in this Tim Burton/Timur Bekmambetov co-produced bit of coolness. When we were in the theater I had to admit that I originally thought that this might have been based on a comic book but I was incorrect. There is an actual book which was written by Seth Grahame-Smith and he also adapted the screenplay for the film which was a pleasant surprise. To me that means that the film is a lot closer to the book than you might have gotten otherwise. You can order a copy via Amazon.com below. I know I am going to do that soon, and definitely will be picking up this movie on Blu-ray when it is released. I still have a few weeks to wait before “The Amazing Spider-Man” is released but I can honestly say that this is a two thumbs up recommendation and a hell of a good ride from beginning to end. Perhaps I need to say “two-horns up” since we are a Metal site after all.
It was only a few short months ago when we shared the Official Trailer for the film “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and if you didn’t see that post here on the blog, just click HERE to be on point about this film. It opens up today in theaters around the country so check your local listings for the best times if it interests you at all.
“In space no one can hear you Prequel…..” 🙂 Sorry I cannot resist sometimes but if I understand this whole story properly, “Prometheus” is a prequel of sorts to the scary space happenings that we all experienced in the “Alien” franchise and it opens today. Here is the poster.
According to the film’s official Wiki “Prometheus is a 2012 British science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof. The cast is listed below for your examination. It is set in the late 21st century and centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as it follows a star map discovered among the artifacts of several ancient Earth cultures. Seeking the origins of humanity, the crew arrives on a distant world and discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human race.”
Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw
Michael Fassbender as David
Charlize Theron as Meredith Vickers
Idris Elba as Janek
Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland
Logan Marshall-Green as Charlie Holloway
Sean Harris as Fifield
Rafe Spall as Millburn
Kate Dickie as the ship’s medic, Ford
Emun Elliott and Benedict Wong as, respectively, ship pilots Chance and Ravel
Patrick Wilson as Shaw’s father.
Ian Whyte and Daniel James portray Engineers
Does the idea of an “origin story” of sorts about the “Alien” stuff excite you? Will you see this film in the theaters or just do the rental and streaming stuff? I admit that I am on the fence even though I saw the trailer when I went to see “Marvel’s The Avengers”. It looks to be beautifully shot but I might wait to see what some of my diehard film buddies say about it before I drop the cash at the ticket window.
“Oh Yeah”; “Oooooooooooh Yeah”; “Well alright”; Sorry for using one of Gene Simmons own trademark phrases during a KISS show but the A&E Network’s reality program “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” begins airing its seventh season tonight on the A&E Network. Are you still watching? Have you even started yet? If it’s the latter you best get onto Netflix or something to catch up with the world around you as you are missing out in some key happenings in The Demons life.
I realize that I have already said something about this but I did want to keep with my still new premise about these kinds of films and offering up a posting series that I plan to have as a standard practice as more and more films of this type come out. With that being said I raise my voice to the top of the possible volume and yell “AVENGERS ASSEMBLE” Whew….