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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln gets the Buffy treatment in this upcoming movie.

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aww I was kinda hoping for a Brave review. But nice to know Abraham Lincoln is a fun movie.

that sounds fucking hilarious. I must see this now

If i can pony up 4 more dollars I am going to see the this fantastic movie. Thanks bob. What gets me is that i did not know it was a book. Honestly I thought it was a comic in the art style of a league of extrodinary gentlemen(the comic/graphic novel, not the movie)

Sounds so retarded its awesome. But Just Vampires though? I was really, really hoping to see a Skeletal General Lee riding a flaming nightmare charging into battle all Ghost-Rider style.

My thought process as I opened this week's episode:
1) Where is Brave?
2) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is out NOW?!? Fuck, I was gunna make a new avatar for that.
3) Oh... it's "upcoming"
4) WHY WON'T YOU LOAD!?!

I went into the movie expecting it to be awful, but I really liked it. Pretty much agree with Bob on most points, but Abraham Lincoln slicing and dicing vampires left and right never gets old.

Glad you liked it, Bob. Though...it was getting bad reviews here in my neck of the woods. The Star Tribune only gave it one out of four stars.

Software issue, eh? *insert obligatory Microsoft joke here*

GamemasterAnthony:
Glad you liked it, Bob. Though...it was getting bad reviews here in my neck of the woods. The Star Tribune only gave it one out of four stars.

Your neck of the woods wouldn't happen to be South of the Mason/Dixie Line now would it?

I'm just glad that mid-credits comments will be returning. You had me worried, Bob.

I have a busy weekend ahead. This, Brave, and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. I'll probably push Brave to next week...

If there is one thing I really love is fantasy being mixed into to actual history so I'm realy looking forward to seeing this tonight.

For the people looking for a review of Brave, check Movie Bob's Intermission.

DVS BSTrD:

GamemasterAnthony:
Glad you liked it, Bob. Though...it was getting bad reviews here in my neck of the woods. The Star Tribune only gave it one out of four stars.

Your neck of the woods wouldn't happen to be South of the Mason/Dixie Line now would it?

Other side. Minneapolis, MN. Apparently, the reviewer thought Lincoln was too deadpan and lifeless. (Ironically...)

CAPTCHA: white as snow

*wisely decides not to comment on that Captcha*

GamemasterAnthony:
Glad you liked it, Bob. Though...it was getting bad reviews here in my neck of the woods. The Star Tribune only gave it one out of four stars.

Software issue, eh? *insert obligatory Microsoft joke here*

Actually, Bob recently moved and has other things going on. The issue is probably part of that straitening up.

You're... NOT reviewing Brave? Weird...

Anyway, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer... Sounds like a fun movie. Maybe I'll invite my friends to go see it.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Brave

I do not need to see another movie with the central premise being "Girls can do anything boys can do!", it's been done to death and I hope Brave bombs hard and this storyline never sees the light of day again.

Dragonforce525:
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Brave

I do not need to see another movie with the central premise being "Girls can do anything boys can do!", it's been done to death and I hope Brave bombs hard and this storyline never sees the light of day again.

Well, had it not been done by Pixar, you might have had a chance at it bombing. It's not going to bomb.

In other news:

"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" is a fairly somber movie... but in a good way. It's funny enough to lighten the ultimate punch that it's a tragedy, but not so funny that the fact that it's a tragedy can be overlooked.

Nice to hear you enjoyed the film, Bob. Here's hoping your life gets less bumpy (preferably) in the more immediate future.

I was expecting Bob to give this movie a more glowing review, but good that he likes it. As someone irreversably brainwashed by the anti-vampire propaganda that is the Blade film trilogy, I like the interpretation of vampires in AL:VH & can't wait to see the Great Decapitator in action.

I missed the after credits gags but I didn't want to say anything.

Speaking as someone who is from the deep South and has spent 24 of the last 26 years here, I wish there was a lot more demonization of the Confederacy from my fellow Southerners. Gone With the Wind style romanticization makes me queasy, and I figure that if my home is ever going to rise above the status of "belittled country backwater," we're going to have to come to terms with the facts that 1) the Confederacy were the bad guys, and 2) we're not the CSA, and haven't been for the last 150+ years.

Of course, I *do* still get annoyed when people from elsewhere use the term "Southern" pejoratively, but I'm not going to pretend like we don't have problems, and this weird historical-identity one is a significant one we really need to have gotten over by now.

When the trailer for this showed in the cinema and the titles came up at the end "Abraham Lincoln.......Vampire Hunter", no lie, everyone in the cinema laughed in derison. Then again this is England and such ridiculousness would be fine in a Monty Python sketch but not in a serious fully-fledged movie. I suppose it could be fun to watch and laugh at.

[quote="ollieoz17" post="6.379581.14886231"]Speaking as someone who is from the deep South and has spent 24 of the last 26 years here, I wish there was a lot more demonization of the Confederacy from my fellow Southerners. Gone With the Wind style romanticization makes me queasy, and I figure that if my home is ever going to rise above the status of "belittled country backwater," we're going to have to come to terms with the facts that 1) the Confederacy were the bad guys, and 2) we're not the CSA, and haven't been for the last 150+ years.

Of course, I *do* still get annoyed when people from elsewhere use the term "Southern" pejoratively, but I'm not going to pretend like we don't have problems, and this weird historical-identity one is a significant one we really need to have gotten over by now.[/quote

Agreed, its one of those things that I'm surprised both 'sides' perpetuate even today =/

side note: While I'm not saying the south wasn't bad or racist, its pretty clear they were mad that the banning of slavery was going to hit them in the wallet, and that, above all else is what they were mad at. Less 'subjugate the negros' and more 'free enforced labor, of which we can do to these here negros'

Silverspud:
I'm just glad that mid-credits comments will be returning. You had me worried, Bob.

As was I. I always stick through the credits to see them.

Is it weird that the most interesting thing ABOUT this vid to me has nothing to do with the actual movie review?

I could hardly disagree more. The movie was unbearably dull.

I can only suppose that there is more to enjoy if you know something about Lincoln's life (which I don't), but without that there is almost nothing of interest at all in the characters or plot.

Whatever, I didn't go to a movie called "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" for characters and plot, I'm here to see ass-kicking! Nope, that's a horrendous mess of badly integrated CGI, confusing camera angles and ever-present smoke effects that obscure everything in the biggest battle sequences.

ollieoz17:
Speaking as someone who is from the deep South and has spent 24 of the last 26 years here, I wish there was a lot more demonization of the Confederacy from my fellow Southerners. Gone With the Wind style romanticization makes me queasy, and I figure that if my home is ever going to rise above the status of "belittled country backwater," we're going to have to come to terms with the facts that 1) the Confederacy were the bad guys, and 2) we're not the CSA, and haven't been for the last 150+ years.

As a South Carolinian who doesn't positively view the Confederate flag, may I hug you?

Also, good to see that the credits will be coming back. I'll see this after Brave, wallet willing.

MovieBob:
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln gets the Buffy treatment in this upcoming movie.

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While I'm not in any way personally touched or outraged, I do feel like the Civil War tie-in could be seen as offensive... by Lincoln fans.

Obviously the anti-Slavery-but-pro-Confederacy section of the Southern population will be upset about yet another movie that presents the entire region as slave-hungry monsters, so that isn't really a surprise of any sort.

And there are those who already believe that Lincoln's abolition of slavery was more political than ideological, so some (not all) of the Hero rhetoric is misplaced. But there are many who sincerely believe in Lincoln as a Champion of Equality, stopping at nothing until every person was free and equal in the eyes of the law...

...but in this movie, freeing the slaves is just sort of something he does on the way to his personal revenge against the Vampires? That is to say, freeing the slaves was to a degree incidental to his personal/political purpose of defeating an enemy uprising?

Interesting...

Holy shit, you mean this was actually adequate?
I plan to see it, expecting it to be really stupid. Lowering my standards temporarily is usually enough to help me enjoy something, but it looks like I might be raising the bar a couple steps when I watch this.

To be sure, I don't feel MovieBob is always correct, but he usually gives me -something- to go by.

This should be interesting then. I planned for the movie to be pretty bad, honestly so my expectations are low but I'll see anything that involves Honest Abe kicking the teeth out of vampires Blade-style once.

Dastardly:

...but in this movie, freeing the slaves is just sort of something he does on the way to his personal revenge against the Vampires? That is to say, freeing the slaves was to a degree incidental to his personal/political purpose of defeating an enemy uprising?

Interesting...

I wouldn't say that that's a fair reading of the movie. Movie.Lincoln is really only given two motivating character traits: vampires must die and slaves must be free. While the movie is more about the former than the latter, it is very clear that his commitment to freedom and equality is independent from his desire for revenge.

The movie is still a stupid and boring waste of time, but it seems to have been very careful not to portray Lincoln's real world counterpart as anything but a paragon of racial equality.

The south shall rise again. I hope nobody mistakes this for anything other than a joke.

:P

I wanna go see this, but my girlfriend doesn't, which has kinda put an end to any thought of seeing it.

My TV guide, who can be very, very picky when it comes to film reviews due to their professionalism (they gave Dark Knight 3/5, complaining about the structure, being the only place to have reviewed it with less than 4 stars from what I can see) gave Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter 4 stars, so I am kinda tempted to rope some hobo into seeing it with me or something.

Kinda saddened by your thoughts on Brave, Bob. It looked really good to me, and your review of it isn't the only one that's said that it isn't up there with Pixar's finest. Coincidentally, my girlfriend is dragging ME to see that. WHY NOT VAMPIRE HUNTER?!

MaraJade03:
aww I was kinda hoping for a Brave review. But nice to know Abraham Lincoln is a fun movie.

I wonder if he'd of liked it, if you've seen his Up! review you've kinda seen Bob's take that the Pixtar films are generally fantasies for boys and surrounding Male characters in their own little crisis, but if you've seen the Cars 2 review you've probably noted he doesn't like when that formula shifts in a 180 degree focusing on NASCAR instead of like Super Heroes that of the Incredibles with a James Bond set up like villain, or action figures and toys like Toy Story 1, 2, 3 was. Given that I would of thought he'd call it well-meaning but it doesn't strike home like other Pixtar films. But hey I'm not a psychic and I'm not one to say that Bob wouldn't give it a chance. So I say it would of been interesting to see his take on a female character fighting against what was considered a female role in her time.

I'm honestly somewhat THRILLED to know you recognized that many of us miss the mid-credits gags just as I was sadly wondering if they were gone for good.

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