Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter AKA Tim Burton's Asshole's Contents
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
22 June 2012
yes i do believe it is a comedy calm your shit
[QUOTE=Death_God;35297599]yes i do believe it is a comedy calm your shit[/QUOTE]
Comedy? So far it just looks like it's just an action-horror movie with a goofy premise. It's by the guy that made wanted though so maybe it won't actually be as serious as the trailers make it out to be. Better not.
Love the concept, hate the implementation. Can't we just have one [u]300[/u]?
The book actually took itself very seriously, so I would be surprised if the movie differed in that respect. The surprising thing is that it's executed very well.
I enjoyed it quite a bit, so I'll definitely be seeing the film.
I'm bumping this because frankly I'm psyched as fuck for this and it's coming out next month. So shut up and sit tight because this movie is going to be fucking whack as fuck.
I'll update a little bit as to the info:
-Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.
-Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Lincoln's wife.
-Rufus Sewell as Adam, the lead vampire villain.
-Jimmi Simpson as Josh Speed, Lincoln's friend and assistant.
-Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturges, Lincoln's mentor in vampire hunting.
-Anthony Mackie as William Johnson, Lincoln's valet and friend.
-Robin McLeavy as Nancy Lincoln, Lincoln's mother.
-Alan Tudyk as Stephen A. Douglas, an American politician from Illinois.
-Marton Csokas as Jack Armstrong, Lincoln's friend and fellow hunter.
-Cameron M. Brown as Willie Lincoln, Abraham and Mary's son.
So yes, please tell me I'm not the only one who's off-the-walls psyched for the movie
I actually think it looks kind of cool.
How do so many people think this is dumb, yet Assassin's Creed is widely accepted? Is it the slow motion scenes or something? I think it looks awesome, gives an eerie yet epic feel to it.
Instantly thought of this when I saw this thread:
[QUOTE=areyoublack;36047794]How do so many people think this is dumb[/QUOTE]
Probably because they haven't heard of the book. I heard this book and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" were good. So far, going by the trailers, the movie seems goofier; but trailers can be deceiving.
[QUOTE=areyoublack;36047794]How do so many people think this is dumb, yet Assassin's Creed is widely accepted? Is it the slow motion scenes or something? I think it looks awesome, gives an eerie yet epic feel to it.[/QUOTE]
Probably because as whacky as Assassin's Creed is, the historical figures aren't running around shooting vampires. The people are hunting for artifacts and power.
I just think this is silly. I am aware that there is a book, and I believe this type of work is more suited for literature. This just screams shitty B movie, and the trailer did little to convince me otherwise.
Red Band Trailer is up
Other new trailer, complete with lots of lovely new footage
What is this no-automerge sorcery
It doesn't merge after a longish period of time.
Bumping, just got home from the film. I really enjoyed it! Loads of violence, neat concept, pretty good acting.
[QUOTE=Hunterdnrc;36446779]Bumping, just got home from the film. I really enjoyed it! Loads of violence, neat concept, pretty good acting.[/QUOTE]
I give it a 7/10 because the action was pretty great, but I kinda felt like things like the acting and make-up were average at best. It also doesn't make much sense plot wise (He literally goes from being this guy wanting revenge to vampire hunter in 2 seconds what the christ was up with that).
Just saw it, it's a good film. Watch it while you can.
Yeah I just got back from it. It was amazing honestly, the perfect mix of action and goof.
Saw it wednesday night, was surprisingly enjoyable.
[sp]Everyone in the theater reacted when Mary said they would be late for the theater.[/sp]
Yeah it pretty good. Did anyone else noticed the goof with the American flag? They used the normal 50 State star flag in some scenes instead of the normal one
I've heard it was terrible... which was so disappointing because I had such high hopes for it
I'm thinking about seeing this. It's got Alan Tudyk in it so there's a bonus even if the rest of it sucks.
The action is so great. Best part of the movie
I was 2 blocks from a movie theater after seeing this thread, I had 10 mins till the 10:15pm showing and got their in time.
It's a movie about abe lincoln killing vampires, it's not a serious movie and more along the lines of a over the top action movie and a cheesy B movie you like for it's cheesiness.
I haven't read the book so I don't know if the movie falls short from besides reading the plot summary from wikipedia.
here's a quote from rotten tomatoes which I will disagree with to explain what to expect:
[quote] Bekmambetov doesn't expect us to take the premise seriously, exactly. But he doesn't seem to want us to laugh at it, either [/quote]
that critic didn't seem to get it at all, the movie is like going to a michale bay movie then laughing at it because of how stupid it is especially how apollo 11 went to the moon to investigate a crash site.
[QUOTE=Clovernoodle;36456137]I've heard it was terrible... which was so disappointing because I had such high hopes for it[/QUOTE]
You can't expect the average critic to understand this kind of deadpan humor.
I'm not a friend of the whole "Vampire bad" concept.
In fact I am fed up with vampires alltogether. Used to like these stories but it just got too much.
I went and saw this today.
It was... pretty damn good. Enough action, acting wasn't terrible, overall kinda hilarious concept.
I have to say after looking into the book material the movie is like what you hear out of a standard hollywood story and the movie becomes a twisted form of what the book was.
I still like the movie and I think could be played in a movie marathon with army of darkness, possibly buffy movie, or some over the top action flick that you might laugh at one point and go "no way".
I saw this today. Much better than I was expecting. Great action scenes, never got too boring either. I don't see why the critics are reviewing it so negatively.
Two questions though:
Why where the vampires [sp]supporting slavery and the Confederacy? And at the very end when Henry said the same line to another man in the bar, that was implied to be Obama, right?[/sp]
They supported slavery because they were used as a food source. Also, wasn't the guy on the last scene white? I don't think it was implied that.
this was p enjoyable
not much to it but it was a nice little ride
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