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Old March 18 2012, 08:22 PM   #136
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

I'll have to go look for that one next, but for now I found a better Andrew Jackson clip with more singing:

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Old March 18 2012, 08:30 PM   #137
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Very telling about Jackson, some of those lyrics.
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Old March 18 2012, 10:19 PM   #138
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Clicked on the trailer.

Lincoln isn't just a vampire hunter but a supernatural being himself. Also, this superhuman likes to play with his ax before the, uh, blood (that's the ticket) spurts, doesn't he? Well, if that floats your boat, sail on, sail on.

The superstrength and antigravity antics aside, the accents are wrong, the scenery is wrong, the narration moronic, and mixing in real people in real battles with these testosteronal ballets jarring in the extreme. And the guy playing young Lincoln seems both pasty and flabby, which only fits with someone who has a seriously pervy interest in public display of the axe, not someone who can chop through a tree with one whack.

Makes me feel like I flunked a surreptitiously administered IQ test in a survey to see how smart people really are.
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Old March 18 2012, 10:26 PM   #139
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Wow.....you're so much smarter than us mere mortals. I'm in awe.
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Old March 18 2012, 10:31 PM   #140
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^^^What's really awesome is turning "Benjamin Walker doesn't make me horny" into "I'm smarter than you." Obviously I'm not, since I could never figure out this logic.
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Old March 18 2012, 10:34 PM   #141
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No need to be hostile. That "makes me feel like I must have flunked a surreptitously administered IQ test in a survey to see how smart people really are" remark wasn't at all meant to make anyone feel unintelligent for liking the trailer. My bad.
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Old March 18 2012, 10:46 PM   #142
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I see the art of being a douche is still alive and well. Congrats, stj!
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Old March 18 2012, 11:39 PM   #143
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this film seems to be approaching its material in a more straight and serious way than I'd have expected
The book itself is very straight and serious. It's basically Lincoln's biography with vampires inserted in such a way that you'd swear they had to have been an actual part of his life.
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Old March 19 2012, 12:47 AM   #144
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well I got my copy of the book on my nook color this week. looking forward to reading this before the movie comes out. I got that and world war Z so I am set for my next month's reading material.
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Old March 19 2012, 12:50 AM   #145
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this film seems to be approaching its material in a more straight and serious way than I'd have expected
The book itself is very straight and serious. It's basicall Lincoln's biography with vampires inserted in such a way that you'd swear they had to have been an actual part of his life.
You certainly sell it well, I may need to check this out more.
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Old March 19 2012, 01:06 AM   #146
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If the movie follows the book's approach (and I understand the book's author did the screenplay?) then it may well be successful at the box office with good word of mouth.
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Old March 19 2012, 01:51 PM   #147
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Yes the author also adapted the screenplay...which I've had a chance to read and it is very much along the lines of the book, which doesn't surprise me. I expect this to be a dark horse summer hit and take people by surprise
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Old March 20 2012, 07:43 PM   #148
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No need to be hostile. That "makes me feel like I must have flunked a surreptitously administered IQ test in a survey to see how smart people really are" remark wasn't at all meant to make anyone feel unintelligent for liking the trailer. My bad.


Guys, at least the non-gay ones, just need to realize they are very bad at figuring out which guys are sexy and which aren't. And shouldn't that make them happy that they can't tell?

Benjamin Walker is sexy. Taylor Kitsch (and about a hundred other "hunk types" I could name) is not. Taylor Kitsch is certainly the more traditionally good looking but that's not all there is to it, not by a long shot.
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Trailer 2 is up at the IMDB, it's probably up on Youtube in HD now.
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Old March 20 2012, 10:50 PM   #150
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this film seems to be approaching its material in a more straight and serious way than I'd have expected
The book itself is very straight and serious. It's basically Lincoln's biography with vampires inserted in such a way that you'd swear they had to have been an actual part of his life.
I read the book last year and enjoyed it enormously. It has a very serious, dramatic tone, and isn't played for laughs or camp at all. I highly recommend it.

I was surprised at being quite moved by several scenes - not ones about flaying vamps, but about losing his three sons.
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