Saturday, July 14, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

I have a thing for vampires... have I shared this before?  Not all vampires... I don't do Vampire Diaries and I quit watching True Blood (though I've read all the books).  For a while I read the Black Dagger Brotherhood.  But I love me some Anne Rice, some Joss Whedon Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and the graphic novel series that came out after show), and other vampire fare.  I even enjoy a little guilty Twilight every so often.

Weird for a chick that doesn't like horror, right?

Anyways, I really wanted to see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  I've been a fan of the writer who came up with the mashup novel since he did Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.  Plus, Tim Burton was involved!  Win-win.

This movie got slammed in reviews, and after I saw it, I had NO IDEA why.  Because if you go into it without being overly serious, it's a really good time.  I kind of thought it was hilarious and dark at the same time, and a well-executed film.

But seriously, critics... what's not to like about Abraham Lincoln wielding a silver-tipped ax and taking out the undead while uniting a nation?  Hello.  If you like some fangs and action, and you're able to laugh off the obvious historical inaccuracy, see the movie.  It's fun.

And to echo what a few historians have said, something ridiculously fictional like this will lead people to want to know more about Lincoln, his wife Mary Todd, and even the Civil War... I support anything that gets people involved in history!

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