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(YouTube)   First official trailer for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". Abe is kicking ass and taking heads   (youtube.com ) divider line
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2012-02-13 05:09:00 PM  
"Honest Abe is electrifying!"

I can't wait to see the critic quips - especially from the boot-lickers.

And yes, I'm going to spend money to see it. I'll pay to see films like this made, instead of the latest installment of sparkly Mormon-fantasy vampires.
 
2012-02-13 05:17:11 PM  
Poster idea: Abe wearing ear necklace of slaughtered vampires

Tagline: FOUR SCORE AND SEVEN EARS AGO
 
2012-02-13 05:22:22 PM  
The American movie experience: see shiat get blowed up real good.
 
2012-02-13 05:23:20 PM  
Um, no.
 
2012-02-13 05:34:22 PM  
This may actually be a 3D movie that needs 3D.
 
2012-02-13 05:35:00 PM  
When I first heard about this I was pretty excited. It seemed like a cool idea, period piece, throw in some history with some old school vampire killing with stakes and crossbows. The trailer looks just awful. It looks like some terrible mix of vampires and martial arts with every action cliche thrown in. I want Abe keeping the union together while being as tough as nails. I don't want giant explosions on a roller coaster (I think that's what that was) and slow motion guide wire spins. I don't want to see 300 with vampires, I want to see True Grit with vampires.
 
2012-02-13 05:48:39 PM  
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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2012-02-13 05:50:25 PM  
Am I the only one wishing Tim Burton wasn't attached to this film?
 
2012-02-13 05:55:00 PM  
OK, you biatches gripe and moan that Hollywood does nothing but reboots and remakes and then you complain about this too.

Biatches....
 
2012-02-13 05:59:59 PM  
I hope it's historically accurate.
 
2012-02-13 06:00:55 PM  
Abraham Lincoln? Teddy Roosevelt should be the Vampire Hunter.
I heard he once killed a crocodile with nothing but his bare hands, BBQ'd it and ate it all to himself.
 
2012-02-13 06:03:21 PM  

Trackball: OK, you biatches gripe and moan that Hollywood does nothing but reboots and remakes and then you complain about this too.

Biatches....


My point exactly. This is still better than "Avatar 2: Flight Of The Na'vi Gator", or "Twilight: Breaking Wind, Part 2 - Mormon Mommy Monster", or "Transformers: Blow Up Stuff In Slo-Mo", or "The Middle-Aged Teenager With Michael Cera And Jonah Hill", or... well, just about anything else right now.
 
2012-02-13 06:03:34 PM  
Regardless of how good or bad this movie is, it should be entertaining to see Abe axewhupping some sparkly Twilight douchebags in the inevitable mashup video.
 
2012-02-13 06:08:28 PM  

FormlessOne: Trackball: OK, you biatches gripe and moan that Hollywood does nothing but reboots and remakes and then you complain about this too.

Biatches....

My point exactly. This is still better than "Avatar 2: Flight Of The Na'vi Gator", or "Twilight: Breaking Wind, Part 2 - Mormon Mommy Monster", or "Transformers: Blow Up Stuff In Slo-Mo", or "The Middle-Aged Teenager With Michael Cera And Jonah Hill", or... well, just about anything else right now.


I'm holding out for Adam Sandler doing a blackface movie.
 
2012-02-13 06:13:38 PM  
With regards to the trailer...the Washington Monument wasn't completed until 1884.
 
2012-02-13 06:18:49 PM  
You know, this looks cool and I want to see it....

But theres a little part of me that finds it slightly distasteful...Like they shouldn't make light of a great man by turning his story into something goofy....(but cool)
 
2012-02-13 06:23:06 PM  
I get a real Jonah Hex feeling about this.
 
2012-02-13 06:29:49 PM  
Summer? Oh, I am SO going to see this at the drive in here if they have it. This is perfect for the drive in.
 
2012-02-13 06:31:28 PM  

toddalmighty: With regards to the trailer...the Washington Monument wasn't completed until 1884.


Fortunately, that's the only historical inaccuracy in the film. Everything else happened EXACTLY as depicted.

/why is this being directed by some Russian dude?
//would they let an american direct Joseph Stalin: Ninja Exterminator?
 
2012-02-13 06:43:01 PM  

toddalmighty: With regards to the trailer...the Washington Monument wasn't completed until 1884.


The book was told as a character in present day recalling Abe Lincoln's life, so that could be modern DC. Still, I agree with most of these guys. The book was dark and brutal. This looks all flashy and Michael Bay inspired. I'm not excited any more.
 
2012-02-13 06:44:47 PM  

Whatthefark: Abraham Lincoln? Teddy Roosevelt should be the Vampire Hunter.
I heard he once killed a crocodile with nothing but his bare hands, BBQ'd it and ate it all to himself.


readcomics.org

Nah, he needs tougher prey.

Teddy Roosevelt: Werewolf Hunter.
 
2012-02-13 06:48:20 PM  

Whatthefark: Abraham Lincoln? Teddy Roosevelt should be the Vampire Hunter.
I heard he once killed a crocodile with nothing but his bare hands, BBQ'd it and ate it all to himself.


President Theodore Roosevelt hunted werewolves, not vampires.
 
2012-02-13 07:07:47 PM  

FormlessOne: I can't wait to see the critic quips - especially from the boot-lickers.


WTF does that even mean?
 
2012-02-13 07:10:30 PM  
this looks intriguing.
 
2012-02-13 07:11:30 PM  
Whatever happened to that 'Abe and The Babe' project that was floating around Hollywood?
 
2012-02-13 07:16:52 PM  
The part should have gone to Henry, though. He totally sold out to get it.
Are we having fun yet? (new window)
 
2012-02-13 07:18:16 PM  
So what's the deal with chopping down the tree with one swing of the axe? Is he super strong or is it a magic axe or something?
 
2012-02-13 07:23:25 PM  

Trackball: OK, you biatches gripe and moan that Hollywood does nothing but reboots and remakes and then you complain about this too.

Biatches....


I think the complaint would be that this is your generic Hollywood action movie with a slightly different coating. I mean it did look a lot more "serious" than I was expecting. I'm not familiar with the book though, so hopefully it turns out well.
 
2012-02-13 07:31:13 PM  

AaronSynn: You know, this looks cool and I want to see it....

But theres a little part of me that finds it slightly distasteful...Like they shouldn't make light of a great man by turning his story into something goofy....(but cool)


The US doesn't do sacred cows. Besides it's not the first time they have done something silly with Lincoln. Or the thousandth time. The man, for some reason, is ripe for alternative universe fiction and parody

/PARTY ON, DUDES!
//Girl, I wanna take you to a gay bar, a gay bar, A GAY BAR!
 
2012-02-13 07:35:44 PM  

9beers: So what's the deal with chopping down the tree with one swing of the axe? Is he super strong or is it a magic axe or something?


He was super strong. (new window)
 
2012-02-13 07:36:10 PM  

AaronSynn: But theres a little part of me that finds it slightly distasteful...Like they shouldn't make light of a great man by turning his story into something goofy....(but cool)


you want serious treatment of Lincoln, go watch the biopic starring Daniel Day Lewis. You want action movie, see this.

Or be weird like me and want to see both.
 
2012-02-13 07:39:55 PM  

9beers: So what's the deal with chopping down the tree with one swing of the axe? Is he super strong or is it a magic axe or something?


Dutch Elm disease.
 
2012-02-13 07:40:59 PM  
ATHFs time travelling Lincoln (new window) is also pretty cool.
 
2012-02-13 07:43:58 PM  
Is any of it not CGI?
 
2012-02-13 08:00:27 PM  
From the title I was expecting a low-budget tongue-in-cheek horror-comedy.

This trailer is advertising it like we're supposed to take it seriously. No thanks, try again.
 
2012-02-13 08:14:17 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Am I the only one wishing Tim Burton wasn't attached to this film?


He one of the movie's producers, not the director. The director is Timur Bekmambetov (director of Night Watch & Day Watch).
 
2012-02-13 08:16:13 PM  

Gunther: toddalmighty: With regards to the trailer...the Washington Monument wasn't completed until 1884.

Fortunately, that's the only historical inaccuracy in the film. Everything else happened EXACTLY as depicted.

/why is this being directed by some Russian dude?
//would they let an american direct Joseph Stalin: Ninja Exterminator?


Maybe because Timur Bekmambetov has already directed a couple of decent vampire movies, "Night Watch" & "Day Watch".
 
2012-02-13 08:25:11 PM  
So this is the movie Daniel Day Lewis is doing? Cool!
 
2012-02-13 08:46:40 PM  

jeanwearinfool: So this is the movie Daniel Day Lewis is doing? Cool!


Uh, no.
 
2012-02-13 09:05:05 PM  

mikefinch: Is any of it not CGI?


Lincoln's beard.
 
2012-02-13 09:07:20 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: jeanwearinfool: So this is the movie Daniel Day Lewis is doing? Cool!

Uh, no.


I kid, I kid.
 
2012-02-13 09:18:13 PM  

mekki: AaronSynn: You know, this looks cool and I want to see it....

But theres a little part of me that finds it slightly distasteful...Like they shouldn't make light of a great man by turning his story into something goofy....(but cool)

The US doesn't do sacred cows. Besides it's not the first time they have done something silly with Lincoln. Or the thousandth time. The man, for some reason, is ripe for alternative universe fiction and parody


Abe is totally sacred, nobody has ever used him out of context......

img.trekmovie.com

/hot hot hot
 
2012-02-13 09:19:00 PM  
That looks fun, I'm in.
 
2012-02-13 09:33:45 PM  
I really enjoyed the book. This looks like it could be fun. I'll see it.
 
2012-02-13 09:43:13 PM  
I hope it's better than Chester A. Arthur vs.The Mummy or Millard Fillmore Meets Frankenstein. Those were terrible.
 
2012-02-13 09:43:58 PM  

AaronSynn: You know, this looks cool and I want to see it....

But theres a little part of me that finds it slightly distasteful...Like they shouldn't make light of a great man by turning his story into something goofy....(but cool)


Well, it wouldn't exactly have the same ring to it if it was say, Franklin Pierce. Then again, the narrative could have a bit more wiggle-room since no one has any idea who or what Franklin Pierce was. You could have him fighting zombie aliens on the moon and romancing Victorian-era hermaphrodite werewolves in the Sahara, and no one is going to give a damn.
 
2012-02-13 09:48:33 PM  
"Hasta la vista, Abie"
 
2012-02-13 09:53:29 PM  
I have no problem with the wacky concept but slow mo-stop-fast-mo-stop-slow-mo-wire fu? Really? Is it 1999 already? Neo's gonna sue a biatch.
 
2012-02-13 09:55:50 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Barricaded Gunman: Am I the only one wishing Tim Burton wasn't attached to this film?

He one of the movie's producers, not the director. The director is Timur Bekmambetov (director of Night Watch & Day Watch).


I only saw the first one, but that was a lot of fun. Makes me want to watch this one more.
 
2012-02-13 09:58:44 PM  

Whatthefark: Abraham Lincoln? Teddy Roosevelt should be the Vampire Hunter.
I heard he once killed a crocodile with nothing but his bare hands, BBQ'd it and ate it all to himself.


It's supposed to be fiction, not a documentary.
 
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