Thursday, October 25, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

As expected this one was a silly mess of a movie. Throughout the whole thing it just kept on trying to push the scenes to the next action sequence. Having a story 100% went out the door.

As a whole the movie sucked. I don't have a clue as to whom the actors were, the vamps were boring, and again the story was nonexistent. The only positives were that Mary Todd wasn't too bad on the eyes and the costumes were accurate per the era. A big fat "No" from me.
Rating - D

Sunday, October 21, 2012

This Green Hell by Greig Beck (Book 2012)

So here is another great story from Greig Beck. This Green Hell is the 3rd book in the series that follows around the exploits of Alex Hunter and his group of elite soldiers. Aimee Weir also returns in this story to add more depth to the interpersonal subplot. Like all Beck books, this one mixes in heart-pumping action with great writing, and a historical back drop.

In this adventure the team is in South America investigating a plague that has taken out a good chunk of the population in an isolated village. To make things interesting, a Green Beret detachment sent to the area was eliminated by something other than the virus. The main baddie in this story was a bit over the top in terms of its physical abilities, but it was a menacing villain indeed. Beck did an excellent job describing every pertinent detail of the environment and characters while keeping the story fresh and exciting. It was definitely one of those stories where “just one chapter more” easily turns into half the book being read.
Rating - High

Resident Evil: Damnation (Animated Action 2012)

Yup so I think I'll be adding these video game CG movies to the list of "what not to see anymore". The CG was good but the story seemed to literally come from a video game. It kinda sucked plot-wise and was way too short to build any sort of character. I totally felt way too old to be watching this type of stuff. Oh well, free is free.
Rating - D