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25 June 2014 @ 04:55 pm
Six Degrees of Marvel (part two)  
I don't know how many people are aware that Anthony Mackie, the talented actor who plays Sam Wilson in CA:TWS has a rather extensive filmography. So it's no surprise that he's crossed over with other actors in the Marvel-verse. I decided to pick the most ridiculous one.

Anthony Mackie was in the cinematic masterpiece, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter that also starred Dominic Cooper who plays Howard Stark in the MCU. I mean, why would I go with the award-winning Hurt Locker that also starred Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton) when I could go with US presidents fighting vampires, amirite?


Say what you want about this movie, it remains completely committed to its premise no matter how lunatic it gets. There's a part in the film where a vampire swings a live horse around and throws it at Lincoln like a shot put. It's pretty great.

Mackie plays Will, a childhood friend of Abraham Lincoln who gets roped into helping Lincoln after Lincoln is recruited by the mysterious Henry Sturgess (Dominic Cooper).

Or as I conceptualized it: That Horror/Historical AU where Sam Helps the President Fight Vampires and Thinks Howard Stark Is SUPER Shady.

Just as a side note/observation, Benjamin Walker who plays Lincoln is 6'3. As Dominic Cooper's 5'10, hair and makeup seemed to try and even the playing field by giving him tall hair.
 
 
 
aelfgyfu_mead: Falconaelfgyfu_mead on June 25th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
Utterly bizarre. I can't quite bring myself to see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, no matter who is in it.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 26th, 2014 12:54 am (UTC)
If you're someone who actually respects history, this probably isn't an easy movie to sit through.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 25th, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC)
Not even my love of Rufus Sewell could bring me to watch this one. Not my cup of tea in any way shape or form.

As Dominic Cooper's 5'10, hair and makeup seemed to try and even the playing field by giving him tall hair.

Hee! When I was in Grade One, I was best friends with a boy who was shorter than me, and he always claimed he was taller than me but I had 'big hair'. Since my hair is, in fact, so thick and curly that even the hairdressers are a bit at a loss of what to do with it, he did have a point. Especially since this was the 90's.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 26th, 2014 12:56 am (UTC)
I like to think of this movie as "Good Acting in Search of a Good Movie." The movie's general insane premise that made it a bad movie from the start seems to have worked for the bulk of the actors who just buckled in and gave it 110% of real acting for a story that is so far from real.

Since my hair is, in fact, so thick and curly that even the hairdressers are a bit at a loss of what to do with it,

In true 'grass is greener' spirit, I've always envied people with thick curly hair. Except during the summer.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 26th, 2014 02:16 am (UTC)
The movie's general insane premise that made it a bad movie from the start seems to have worked for the bulk of the actors who just buckled in and gave it 110% of real acting for a story that is so far from real.

Aww, that's sort of sweet. Usually you just get the one actor who's acting his freakin' heart out trying to pull this off, while everyone else phones it in. I like this team spirit idea.


In true 'grass is greener' spirit, I've always envied people with thick curly hair. Except during the summer.


What you probably envy is what TV commercials portray as thick curly hair, but is actually a model with nice straight hair who has had it permed or put in hot rollers or something. Real thick curly hair is not shiny or bouncy or tame. It is just 100% tangles and frizz, regardless of season.

P.S Thought you might get a kick out of this: Bunny Avengers
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 26th, 2014 02:29 am (UTC)
Usually you just get the one actor who's acting his freakin' heart out trying to pull this off, while everyone else phones it in. I like this team spirit idea.

I have a soft spot toward this film because when I saw it in theaters, I saw it with a good friend and we had tons of fun MST3K-ing it. But even with an objective eye, I do feel like the cast deserves some sort of award for Best Cast Ensemble In the Face of Overwhelmingly Stupid Plot/Script.

I think Hulk!Bunny is my favorite. Who's the one in glasses?
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 26th, 2014 02:36 am (UTC)
. But even with an objective eye, I do feel like the cast deserves some sort of award for Best Cast Ensemble In the Face of Overwhelmingly Stupid Plot/Script.

I feel like this about old movie musicals. Most of the time, they made no sense, but I just sit there and grin and watch the pretty dancing.

Rufus Sewell was super cute in his interviews for Abe Lincoln. He was just there to be a vampire. I don't think he read the script. He just really wanted to be a vampire.

Who's the one in glasses?

I think it's Bruce when he's not Hulked out.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 26th, 2014 02:39 am (UTC)
Rufus Sewell was super cute in his interviews for Abe Lincoln. He was just there to be a vampire. I don't think he read the script. He just really wanted to be a vampire.

Oh yeah, his interviews were great fun to watch. I loved that he was all, 'lalala I got to be a vampire, yay! what logic?' about the whole thing. His random story about riding a vespa around while shooting this film was rather adorable.

I think it's Bruce when he's not Hulked out.

Ah, that makes sense.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 26th, 2014 02:42 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, his interviews were great fun to watch. I loved that he was all, 'lalala I got to be a vampire, yay! what logic?' about the whole thing. His random story about riding a vespa around while shooting this film was rather adorable.

He's really a dork in real life, for all his smoldering evilness on screen in most of his roles. He's just this giggly, sweet, dork. His Eleventh Hour interviews were a treat, too.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 26th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
There's some interview out there between him and Dominic Cooper for this movie where Rufus Sewell is super bubbly while Dominic Cooper is like, "I'm sorry, I'm so tired. There's not enough coffee..." It was a pretty good paired interview in terms of balance.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 26th, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, I remember you linking that. Dominic was so dead, and Rufus looked like he was ready to bake vampire cakes and throw a vampire parade.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 26th, 2014 02:47 am (UTC)
I feel there's a cartoon here of Rufus Sewell cheerfully handing out vampire cookies he baked to interviewers while stepping over Dominic Cooper who is face down snoring. They don't quite meet animal tea party standards though...
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 26th, 2014 02:57 am (UTC)
I feel there's a cartoon here of Rufus Sewell cheerfully handing out vampire cookies he baked to interviewers while stepping over Dominic Cooper who is face down snoring.

Hee!

They don't quite meet animal tea party standards though...

I'm glad there's a screening process. Poor faun!Whishaw's cottage must be getting full these days.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 26th, 2014 02:59 am (UTC)
I'm glad there's a screening process. Poor faun!Whishaw's cottage must be getting full these days.

Yeah, I'm not sure exactly what the requirements are but for whatever reason, these two don't quite make it despite being perfectly lovely actors. Maybe the lack of immediate animal associations is the reasons.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 26th, 2014 03:02 am (UTC)
Maybe the lack of immediate animal associations is the reasons.

"I'm sorry, you're just not anthropomorphic enough."

But this is true facts. Nothing came to mind for Rufus. Dominic has a very cute face, though, I could probably scrounge up a mammal or rodent for him if I tried. I don't know enough about his personality, though. Neither of them give enough interviews for me to analyze them with my super Animal Choosing power.
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