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Old July 5 2012, 03:03 AM   #263
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

A lot of you questions are dealt with in the book.

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So what are my questions with the film?
At one point Mary Todd is the fiancee of Stephen Douglas, it's mentioned. At what point does that end cause suddenly Abe is courting her then 15min later or so they are married. Something on the cutting room floor? Despite I know Abe has to end up with her I need context within this story to get there. I actually felt Stephen Douglas might be revealed as a vampire.
The book goes into quite a bit of detail regarding Lincoln, his relationship with Mary Todd, and Stephen Douglas. For the most part, they stay true to actual events, though Douglas does eventually get targeted by the vampires.

I'm so very over the idea of vampires being daywalkers. Yes the film alludes to a type of early 19th century sunscreen but only Henry is seen even using any and then only once.
In the book, sunlight is not lethal to vampires. "Younger" vampires have a greater sensivity to it, but the older a vampire the greater their resistance to sunlight. Henry is a lot older in the book than the movie implies.

Staying as true to the idea of Abe being a normal human, even one trained by a vampire, he's not gifted with super human abilities. My biggest gripe is the stampeding bronco scene where Abe jumps from horseback to horseback. He's still just human. At least when Henry is training him we know he whacks at that tree a dozen times before "one" big blow fells it.

The editing at time felt a bit uneven for me. Making it seemed rushing to get the film to the next "moment". Again, material on the cutting room floor perhaps?
It is first and foremost an action movie. This sort of stuff is to be expected.

Overall theme for Vampire Nation: So was Adam using the South as his foothold to take over the young nation thus humoring the idea of slavery as a dividing point to take over the North, thus the country. Also, were the humans in the South (at least in leadership posts) aware of this. We get that brief scene with Jefferson Davis (President of Confederacy) talking to Adam in which he tells Jefferson "you'll get as many of my people as you need". So a conspiracy between some Southern leaders and Adam? Adam using them as an ends to a means.
According to the book, yes, the South's leaders knew full well they were working with vampires.
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