Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the works

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  1. Admiral_Young

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    Yep. These are basically the same points Gaith made last year lol.
     
  2. Gaith

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    Nope. I put in my two cents and left this thread a long time ago. :p


    I don't recall deconstructing the movie based on its sexual mores...
     
  3. Admiral_Young

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    Not that part sorry :)
     
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    Hey, I'm still embarrassed that I was gushing over Ben Walker's incredible eyes and I didn't realize that his axe was supposed to be his dick. :rommie: Silly me, missing the subtext. Is my face red or what? :lol:
     
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    Pretty sure it would hurt pouring molten silver onto it, unless that's a metaphor for lube now or something.
     
  6. Sindatur

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    So, an axe is now a phallic symbol? What in the world are we supposed to think of Daryl shooting his Crossbow, at Zombies on The Walking Dead?

    I feel really unclean and ashamed now :alienblush:
     
  7. Gaith

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    I can't speak for Abe's axe, but I did definitely get the sense that the Pirates 4 Fountain of Youth was a certain, er, anatomical reference, and one that drips, to boot. :p
     
  8. pork3

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    I'll give stj credit, discussing a seemingly benign trailer has never been so engrossing, especially when the focal point of said discussion centers around a fucking axe. :)

    Please continue...

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  9. Admiral_Young

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    ^ Good thing you switched pictures...
     
  10. pork3

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    Yeah, I figured it was a bit too avant garde for this board. :)

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  11. timothy

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    okay what the F@#k was that!!

    went saw hunger games today and they preview for aberham on the big screen it looks really good. and it got a few laughs after the title came out. same with dark shadows.
     
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    An antique Circumcision Kit
     
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    I thought they were sizing each other up. lol
     
  14. Temis the Vorta

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    I leave this thread for ten minutes and pretty soon there's penis pictures...

    Anyway, just like happened with Captain America, the movie is getting a name change in foreign markets. Maybe it's understandable that in some countries, they want to make it "President" Lincoln for people who've never heard of the guy, but this is what throws me, completely generic vampire related names:

    They've dropped the whole point of the movie! Are they trying to con audiences into thinking this is part of the Twilight franchise or something? Or maybe The Vampire Diaries is big overseas? (At least in that case, there's a legitimate Civil War connection; seeing Abe cleave Damon Salvatore's treasonous Confederate skull in two would be worth the price of admission by itself. :rommie:)
     
  15. Temis the Vorta

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    Just about a month to go till the June 22 premiere...new trailer, more action, more gore!

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtgi55Yz-rE&feature=player_embedded[/yt]
     
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    Looks really good, and we get a glimpse of Mary Elizabeth Winstead!
     
  17. Admiral_Young

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    I think it looks absolutely stunning. I get more excited about this film. I still think this could be the dark horse hit of the summer time.
     
  18. Temis the Vorta

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    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyGIlUnX5yI&feature=player_embedded[/yt]

    Love the beginning, with the transition of the Washington Monument from completed to incomplete (nice use of visual metaphor, oooh fancy.)

    This could be the movie that finally upsets the Avengers box office rampage. Well, puts a dent in it anyway...

    This is a nice gesture:

     
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    I'm starting to think that your problem with the ax is that you have the enormous handle of one up your posterior, along with at least one very large insect.

    It's a movie. One that in my mind doesn't look all that good. But do you really think anyone not already irredeemably stupid is going to think the civil war was actually above ...vampires?
     
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  20. Temis the Vorta

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    Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

    I truly doubt this movie is going to further the absurd argument that "the war wasn't about slavery," since vampirism is used as a metaphor for slavery. Using metaphor to stand in for something is a fine tradition in sf/f and as long as it's accurate, it's okay. And if the metaphor is needed so that modern audiences can understand the mindset of a distant period of history, the metaphor can actually be better than a straightforward approach to the same material.

    Anti-slavery advocates before the war often described slavery as something that threatened the nation as a whole because of its corrupt influence and ability to sap the strength of a free-labor economy. I've never read anyone from 150 years ago use vampirism as a metaphor per se, but that might be just because it didn't become part of popular consciousness till Dracula was published in 1897.

    Vampires being far more popular now, they're a good way to translate the mindset of the time into terms a modern audience can understand and also be motivated to pay $12 at the box office to see. ;) If that's the idea, it's pretty ingenious.