I neglected to mention a couple of flicks I’ve seen recently because I forgot that I saw them and/or I already mentioned them on Twitter. But here they are:
The Amazing Spider-Man — There were things that I loved about this movie and things that I hated. I hated the villain. Lizard looked terrible and I always thought it was one of the weaker Marvel villains anyway. I was also irked by how many people found out Spider-Man’s secret identity so easily. He’s like the sloppiest superhero ever. But I thought Andrew Garfield played the character well. Totally different than Toby Maguire. I liked Emma Stone in this one as well, but then again, I like her in pretty much everything she’s in. It was a nice change of pace to use Gwen Stacy and get away from Mary Jane Watson. I wished they would have done more with Dennis Leary though. The action was good. I liked that the webs were synthetic in this version. Made it more believable if that makes any sense. All in all I’d watch it again.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter — This is one of the most inventive twists on the genre to come around in a long time. I thought the effects were fantastic and I loved the whole concept behind it. That being said, it was lacking a bit in story development. It really made no sense for him to just up and forget about vampires as he was making his rise to the presidency. I was also torn between whether or not I liked the whole different kinds of vamps with different kinds of abilities deal. I’m a sucker for the classics so I like all my vampires and their powers to be uniform.