Friday, June 22, 2012

Brave, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World: 7 Word Weekend Review

New Movie Releases Reviewed in 7 Words Each

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Slow down, this concept's a little overwhelming.

Brave (3D/2D) - Title refers to braving hoards of children.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the WorldI have Chris Cornell in my head.

Not literally, mind you. That would be way too tight of a fit.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter... I've shown very little interest in it to be honest. It seemed like one of those properties that's geek bait. Something that I should be inclined to love because of it's weirdness. Instead a sort of resentment grew up in place. That said I've had several people tell me I'm wrong and that the book was fantastic and to give it a try. So I will. I still feel disinterested in the premise, but I will give the film a shot.

No worries at all about Brave though. I've been waiting for awhile to see it. Pixar's first female lead driven story AND with Scottish trappings? Yes please. I've heard a couple reviewers say it's a great film, unless held up against Pixar's usual standards, in which case it's not up to snuff. Still I'm psyched to see it. But my rule is to generally try and avoid kids films the first weekend as the little monsters kiddos take over the theater. Family is one thing, but the screams of other's  brats demons Shaolin monks who were turned evil by a mysterious curse and now haunt theaters just to sit behind me and kick the back of the seat the whole movie young ones, is something I can do without.

Yeah, I'm not even going to talk about it. I want to see Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, but this has been playing repeatedly in my head since I first started seeing previews. I have no idea if they'll connect the song in anyway to the film, but it is in my head anyways:

I do love that song. One of his best non-Soundgarden tunes in my opinion.

So what are your plans this weekend? Are you a parent braving the storm of children to see Brave? Off to slay some vampires with our 16th president?


  1. Better than REM's end of the world song!
    The Abraham Lincoln book was good (not great) but the reviews are horrible. I'll be seeing Brave tonight.

  2. Sadly, the reviews are terrible for abe's movie because I was interested in seeing it. Brave is definitely in my future but this weekend I'm in Oregon on vacation so wineries are in my immediate

  3. I agree with you. Brave looks okay and Seeking a Friend For The End of the World, looks good. I also really like the song.

  4. I heard a rumor that Grover Cleveland hunted Werewolves on the weekends. The movie comes out in 2015.


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