ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER – VIDEO REVIEW!!

Okay!

So the name, its a lot. Never in your born days would you think that you would see Abraham Lincoln and Vampire in the same sentence but now, you have and in a weird and entertaining way; it actually works!

In a word, the film is clever. It brings historic fact and fuses it with horror fantasy to make a guilty movie pleasure. It is well paced and scripted well and doesn’t leave you with unanswered questions as so many recent movies have been prone to do. There are a few hiccups in the fact that, were sunglasses and sunblock invented in 1827? Other than those minor mishaps, what the film lacks in prop continuity it more than makes up for in special effects! The slow motion Matrix effects and stunts are very well choreographed making you look at Abraham Lincoln in a very different life! You’ll never look at an axe in the same way again, that’s for damn sure!

The blend of Abraham’s early life, hunter escapades and political journey towards becoming America’s 16th president is cleverly done and even incorporates the historically epic battle of Gettysburg into the vampire fantasy. Lincoln’s Gettysburg address is immortalised with the most famous lines and despite being British, will undoubtedly make you feel all patriotic inside. The issues of slavery that Abraham was so passionate about are addressed from the beginning of the film and despite his anger towards vampires because of the death of his mother; remains the driving force behind his determination, to emancipate the United States from their archaic thinking and save them from their own damnation.

The vampires in this film are another issue all together. Not your fairy land Twilight type vampires, but then not your overly proper though centuries undead Underworld type vampires. These creatures are straight up demons that are able to masquerade as every day townspeople then turn into some vicious super bad assess!

As always, it is not the best film ever made and isn’t going to go into the top 100 films of all time or anything but it definitely delivered what the title implied that it wouldn’t. I took a chance on this one, gambled and thankfully it paid off! 😀

Opening This Week!

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

Its that time people! The cheesy Christmas films are upon us and the first of which is Arthur Christmas. This film however takes a slightly different approach with Santa not just a mystical figment of your imagination and a figure of propoganda used by Coca-Cola! No, Santa Claus is in fact the newest Santa in a long family line and Arthur (James McAvoy) is his youngest son who finds himself on a mission to deliver a crucial lost present. This has a largely British cast which is always nice to see 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

THE AWAKENING
Another British number for your collection starring Rebecca Hall and Dominic West. Its England 1921 and everyone is bummed out from the aftermath of the Great War and the flu epidemic that followed. For some bizarre reason, survivors draw comfort from the supernatural and thats where the film comes in. When Florence, (Hall) is called to investigate mysterious happenings at a remote boarding school, she tries to exposed the fraudulent spiritualists who prey on the vulnerable and bereaved. However, her task doesnt seems to be as easy as she first assumed

 

 

THE RUM DIARY

Johnny Depp stars has New York newspaper journalist Paul Kemp. Bored with Eisenhower-era America, he decides to hop a barge to the idyllic island of Puerto Rico. After landing a job at a local paper, its not long before Kemp becomes submerged in the drunken and debauches ways of the US ex-pat community bringing along a lot of laughs with the process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRESPASS
Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman star as a wealthy, security conscious couple who live in a private gated community with their daughter. When a bunch of masked men invade their home, they seem to be a bit too clued up on their new hostages but Kyle Miller (Cage) refuses to be intimidated by the obvious ringleader and his wife Sarah, seems to have some kind of history with one of the henchmen. Will they survive their ordeal?