'Brave,' 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' reviewed by Mr. Moviefone
Last week's big releases were busts, but this weekend there's a little something for everyone. A comedy about the end of the world, a vampire slaying president, and the most anticipated family movie of summer hits theaters as a little princess makes big trouble in "Brave."
The latest Disney-Pixar creation stars Merida. She's a skilled archer who's more interested in adventure than finding a suitor. But when she tries to carve her own path and defies an age old custom, she unleashes a beastly spell in the kingdom.
The Reel Deal: Not quite living up to its title, or Pixar's best, "Brave" plays it pretty safe. But it's still an amazing looking, solidly entertaining family film that the whole family will enjoy. I'm in.
For a trendy twist on American history, how about "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." It's Honest Abe like you've never seen him before. Adapted from a novel by the same name, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" shows America's 16th president engaged in a battle against blood suckers.
The Reel Deal: A crazy mash up between "True Blood" and American history, "Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is super stylish, just bloody enough, and just weird enough to keep fanged fans happy. It turned me. I'm in.
We've had many an action thriller about a doomed planet earth, now it's something to laugh about with "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World." A giant is asteroid is hurtling toward earth and people are making plans for their final days. Steve Carell plays a man whose world is already turned upside down when his wife leaves him. A letter delivered by a neighbor, played by Keira Knightley, sends him on a mission to find his high school sweetheart before it's too late.
The Reel Deal: With the delightful cast and indie feel, it's a warm hearted, quirky, funny antidote to the big overblown romantic comedy. If you liked movies like "Juno" or "Little Miss Sunshine", you'll like "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World." I'm in.
Also in theaters is Woody Allen's newest romantic comedy "To Rome with Love," starring Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg and many more.
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