Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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    Jun 23, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    No spoilers here! But this is THE film to watch!

    We all know that Abraham Lincoln helped unify a dividing nation during the Civil War but apparently according to author Seth Grahame-Smith, he was also a damn good vampire hunter.

    The film wastes no time in pulling you into what's (excuse the pun) at stake - Namely that the nation is populated with blood-thirsty vampires.

    The story line, special effects, gory scenes and fast action make this film worth sitting for.

    And apparently Mary Todd Lincoln knows how to get even too! icon_wink.gif

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    Jun 23, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    This movie was seriously awesome. It was ridiculous in a good way, sometimes you just want to be entertained with a historical figure swinging an axe around killing vampires.

    I saw it in 3D which made it even better (and I usually hate seeing movies in 3D)
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    Jun 23, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    I wanted to see this with friends today, but they wanted to see Snow White and the Huntsman, which was pretty good I thought. Love the trailer for the Abe movie.
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    Jun 23, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    only i think it sounds totaly stupid? icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 23, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    Read the book. It was better than I expected. I haven't seen the movie yet
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    Jun 23, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    rani89 saidonly i think it sounds totaly stupid? icon_eek.gif


    No your not the only one. I don't intend to watch it.
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    Jun 23, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    CGI vamps? Yack! No thanks. Haha
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    Jun 23, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    Howver Mary Elizabeth Winstead is in it - how big is her role? Id see it for her
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    Jun 23, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    scholargrowingmuscle saidRead the book. It was better than I expected. I haven't seen the movie yet


    Yes...the book was hard to put down...kinda like reading Harry Potter. You just wanted to read the next page and before you knew it, 2 or 3 hours had passed on! icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 23, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    SPOOKYdude saidHowver Mary Elizabeth Winstead is in it - how big is her role? Id see it for her


    this.
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    Jun 23, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
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    scholargrowingmuscle saidRead the book. It was better than I expected. I haven't seen the movie yet


    Yes...the book was hard to put down...kinda like reading Harry Potter. You just wanted to read the next page and before you knew it, 2 or 3 hours had passed on! icon_eek.gif


    Please don't compare something like this to Harry Potter. Harry Potter spawned millions of people to read and has and incredibly devoted fan base and for my generation is the greatest movie franchise of all time. I am included in that fan base. (Twilight doesn't count their fan based is rule by unattractive teenagers that don't understand the difference between a good love story (Romeo and Juliet) and a pussy vampire. Plus Stephanie Myers is a hack writer.)
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    Jun 23, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
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    Hermes63 said
    scholargrowingmuscle saidRead the book. It was better than I expected. I haven't seen the movie yet


    Yes...the book was hard to put down...kinda like reading Harry Potter. You just wanted to read the next page and before you knew it, 2 or 3 hours had passed on! icon_eek.gif


    Please don't compare something like this to Harry Potter. Harry Potter spawned millions of people to read and has and incredibly devoted fan base and for my generation is the greatest movie franchise of all time. I am included in that fan base. (Twilight doesn't count their fan based is rule by unattractive teenagers that don't understand the difference between a good love story (Romeo and Juliet) and a pussy vampire. Plus Stephanie Myers is a hack writer.)


    Have you read the book? If not....then like all opinions...they're like noses cuz everyone has one.

    And I wasn't comparing the two books with respect to their literary style...since they're obviously different since JK Rowling is adept at storytelling.

    My point here was that like Harry Potter...the book was hard to put down.
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    Jun 23, 2012 9:38 PM GMT
    Hermes63We all know that Abraham Lincoln helped unify a dividing nation during the Civil War...


    No, he did not.

    Had he been able to unify a dividing country, war would have been averted.

    Alas, it was not.

    Lincoln suspended habeus corpus, arrested pro-secession legislators in Maryland and sent hundreds of thousands of people to their deaths. His actions, seen through the lens of history, saved the Union, but at the time were VERY divisive.

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    Jun 23, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
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    Hermes63We all know that Abraham Lincoln helped unify a dividing nation during the Civil War...


    No, he did not.

    Had he been able to unify a dividing country, war would have been averted.

    Alas, it was not.

    Lincoln suspended habeus corpus, arrested pro-secession legislators in Maryland and sent hundreds of thousands of people to their deaths. His actions, seen through the lens of history, saved the Union, but at the time were VERY divisive.



    Though I agree that Lincoln suspended Habeus Corpus...can you cite the sources for the other references you mentioned here?
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    Jun 23, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    LIEV said
    Hermes63We all know that Abraham Lincoln helped unify a dividing nation during the Civil War...


    No, he did not.

    Had he been able to unify a dividing country, war would have been averted.

    Alas, it was not.

    Lincoln suspended habeus corpus, arrested pro-secession legislators in Maryland and sent hundreds of thousands of people to their deaths. His actions, seen through the lens of history, saved the Union, but at the time were VERY divisive.



    Um - perhaps he was too busy saving the world from the undead at the time? ...
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    Jun 23, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
    After seeing the trailer, I had no interest in watching the film..I have no idea who exactly it was made for.
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    Jun 23, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
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    Please don't compare something like this to Harry Potter. Harry Potter spawned millions of people to read and has and incredibly devoted fan base and for my generation is the greatest movie franchise of all time. I am included in that fan base. (Twilight doesn't count their fan based is rule by unattractive teenagers that don't understand the difference between a good love story (Romeo and Juliet) and a pussy vampire. Plus Stephanie Myers is a hack writer.) [/quote]





    I agree that Rawling is on a level much higher than Myers.

    Having said that, Rawling didn't just create out of her own mind. Many of the symbols and important elements have been legend since the Dark Ages. As a well educated person, she was able to utilize those elements in a modern way.

    I love Shakespeare and enjoy teaching his works, but Romeo and Juliet is not one of his better plays. In fact the story existed as a popular storyline well before his own life.

    It is a horrible "love" story. They are miserable and eventually that love causes them both to commit suicide.

    He also didn't write it in his common romantic structure. The structure of the play is more akin to his comedic structure.

    Let's not forget that Romeo was really rather fickled and shallow when it came to love. The play does begin with him desparately in love with Rosaline and swear he will never love anyone else, only later does he fall for Juliet rather quickly and forgets his previous love.
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    Jun 24, 2012 2:16 PM GMT
    Interview with a Vampire was a great book, yet made a mediocre movie. They didn't do it justice. My opinion which is no more valuable then yours.
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    Jun 24, 2012 6:01 PM GMT
    Hermes63 saidthen like all opinions...they're like noses cuz everyone has one.




    Really? I beg to differ icon_wink.gif

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    Jun 24, 2012 6:02 PM GMT
    Stupid stupid stupid - don't even have to see it to know it was absolutely stupid.
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    Jun 24, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    7Famark saidStupid stupid stupid - don't even have to see it to know it was absolutely stupid.



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    Jun 24, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Hermes63 saidthen like all opinions...they're like noses cuz everyone has one.




    Really? I beg to differ icon_wink.gif

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    This is sooo true icon_wink.gif

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    Jun 24, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    I saw the trailer for this in the cinema last week. It was so ridiculous looking that as soon as the ludicrous assault to our senses ended, the entire audience in the screen erupted into spontaneous, hollow, derisive laughter.

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    Jun 24, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    METAMORPH saidI saw the trailer for this in the cinema last week. It was so ridiculous looking that as soon as the ludicrous assault to our senses ended, the entire audience in the screen erupted into spontaneous, hollow, derisive laughter.

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    Jun 24, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    I worked on it briefly. The wardrobe director was a huge pain in the arse and kept putting me in jackets that were too small. I was popping aspirin for two weeks after I bailed on the project :/