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Last Updated on Friday, 13 July 2012 03:08 Written by Atilla Friday, 13 July 2012 12:39
One nation, under axe…
It was a pretty Sunday. The gloom and anger in the skies calmed down for just enough to allow the 5 of us to bike or cycle to the destination. It’d been so long since I cycled to Majorstujen that I had forgotten how much faster it is than using the bus. After being super-early I sat down for a beer on my own, wondering if anyone will actually show up. But how can you miss a film with such a spectacular title?
Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter. It might as well have been called The Pennsylvania Axe Massacre. It’s dark and gloomy and amazing; and apparently based on a book that is super-awesome. I can’t remember who praised it, but it was someone that is worth listening to, as far as I recall.
This is a Timur Bekmambetov movie, which makes it even more awesome. Before you ask – just like Adam did – “who?”, Timur is a Russian-Kazakh director that made two of my favourite movies – Night Watch and Day Watch, films also based on fairly good books with ridiculous story. And made in Russia. You should watch them.
If you wonder how on earth you go from Abraham Lincoln – president, father of nation and a banknote portrait to Abraham Lincoln – Vampire hunter, I can’t blame you. But I can’t spoil it for you, really, I can just say that it’s a fair enough plot. And it features wicked, swooshing, brutal ax-murder action afterwards, which should pretty much be all you need in order to go see it. Are you running to the cinema already? The fact that this is done in 3d and it’s done nicely should get you moving, if you’re still here reading this.
Last Updated on Monday, 1 December 2008 08:01 Written by manooh Monday, 5 May 2008 01:22
If nothing else, this movie was a 180 degree turnaround form what we had last week – both in the number of people attending as in the type of movie. From the negative record of 5 people attending to the positive record of 11. From an emotional (may read: slow) movie to a heroic one filled with special effects. To be honest: I wasn’t too excited about the movie choice beforehand. Yet another super-hero movie – been there, done that. But I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised about how it turned out.
The plot is quite simple: an incredibly rich former wunderkind guy, who owns a weapons company, changes his mind after he learned the hard way about the effects of his technology. From then on, he tries to use his intelligence/technology for the good, using a super-power suit of armor.
It’s a lot of cliches in there, a lot of black-and-white; and I don’t quite understand why such an intelligent guy doesn’t see much earlier what’s wrong with producing weapons. But in contrast to other superhero movies, Tony Stark isn’t supernatural or changes to something non-human. No, he just wears different clothes. And Robert DJ did an awesome job playing Tony, he really stood out for me. Other than that, the movie had quite a few funny moments, and even some pleasant surprises.
Things I don’t understand:
- why wasn’t Pepper more scared in some situations?
- why do people leave before the final credits?
- and above all: why do user interfaces in movies have to make these bling bling sounds all the time?
Hoff says: “Tony Stark is almost as popular with the ladies as The Hoff ;)”