There’s an episode of the cartoon Batman: Brave and the Bold where Batman travels back in time and teams up with Abraham Lincoln to fight a steampunk cyborg John Wilkes Booth. I thought that would be the trippiest pop culture presentation of the former American president I would ever see. But no. I was wrong. And that’s because Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter had yet to thrust itself into my eyeballs and demand my attention. Armed with a silver plated axe and ridiculous side burns, Abe Lincoln marches onto the screen in this latest action/horror extravaganza.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a bad movie.
And that’s why I loved it.
What do you do when you have a successful animated movie that’s popular with the kiddies? You put out sequel after sequel. (How many Land Before Time Movies are there now? Is anyone still watching them?) So here we have the third movie in the Ice Age franchise. The same characters front up again with some new ones thrown in and a new adventure in store. Ultimately, there’s one big problem: this is a movie struggling to find a reason to exist.
My sermon made a baby cry on Sunday night. I’m not proud. But it was pretty funny.
We’ve been working through the Book of Galatians this term at Church. My sermon was on Galatians 3:1-18. My focus was on how we receive the blessing of Abraham and what that blessing looks like. This recording was done at the 10.30 service.