That is also the final and much anticipated counterproof to our (joke-)debate over here from #3 on regarding the "... claim that ancient Romans or Hebrews lived in America..."
In fact, modern Americans lived in Ancient Rome. Take that and chew it, modern science: quod erat demonstrandum
P.S.: I hope Seth Grahame-Smith ain't reading this. We might have given inadvertent inspiration to the sequel: "Abraham Lincoln: Time Traveller". Abe is tired of all that Civil War stuff and slave-freeing (or "being Jesus", to paraphrase that movie director whose name I forgot) and hence goes back in time where gets some tips and tricks from Gaius Julius Caesar and Publius Aelius Hadrianus, travels into the future and wins the Presidential Election 2016 against Arnold Schwarzenegger in an arm-wrestling contest after all the electronic voting machines were by mistake replaced by Hasbro "Battleship" arcade consoles (a much-needed viral plug just in time for the "Battleship" superduper DVD edition launch).
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Originally Posted by Archaeos
Is this a joke? Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?
You cannot be serious!? *John McEnroe Voice*
Because Lincoln was really not a warrior at all, and never achieved anything lasting beyond his presidency that would be worth mentioning today even in niche historian circles, let alone making a more accurate film about
I really am not sure that the movie industry does itself some good by pushing into the ever more debilitating mash-up 'Kolportage' genre. What's next?
A month before Le Saboteur started this thread, I was ripping the stupid "Abe: Vampire Hunter" concept a new A-hole in the Lincoln thread (starting at post #69) and also posed the same question..."What’s next?", you ask? Here's what I imagined:
George Washington: Zombie Killer Mohandas Gandhi: Werewolf Buster Benjamin Disraeli: Mummy Smasher
Unsurprisingly, the movie rip-off bandwagon kings, The Asylum, have struck again. They've made another straight-to-video copycat film called, "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies"! It is being released TODAY in the U.S. of A.
Holy Moly!, I didn't know that this was already discussed. This movie is like some biological weapon, eating through healthy brain tissue and devouring intelligence.
And at first, I thought "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies" was a joke, some photoshop oeuvre by you to illustrate the dementia-inducing toxicity of this cr--isp. But it is REAL . Like REALLY REAL
Originally Posted by Stoo
Benjamin Disraeli: Mummy Smasher
Genius idea. But, oh dear, I can already see Disraeli wirejumping through the British Museum or the Ashmolean, hunting CGI mummies badly-drawn using some discarded fork of an alpha version of RenderMan or somesuch...
“Is it possible that most other vampire options have run out?” wondered David W. Blight, a Civil War historian at Yale, when I asked him what he made of the news that John Wilkes Booth had fangs. Tony Horwitz, author of “Midnight Rising,” said that John Brown thought of himself as waging “an eternal war with slavery,” but, as Mr. Horwitz points out, Brown wasn’t fighting phantoms. He was fighting human bondage involving such profound suffering that Frederick Douglass described eventual freedom as “a resurrection from the dark and pestiferous tomb.” If demons were responsible for slavery, that would be a whole lot less horrible than what really happened.
If demons were responsible for slavery, that would be a whole lot less horrible than what really happened.
I think this raises a very important political point, in respect to political education (given that the AL:VH audience will be drawn from the pubescent teen demo) and in communicating a comprehensive understanding what humans are actually capable to do to others.
That's why I am also concerned about the recent fashion to roll out Nazi comparisons at every corner, appropriate or not, both online, of course where it has become normal, but now also in demagogic politics (as seen in the "€ crisis" here in Europe). It's not helpful, just as much as Lincoln as vampire slayer might be a good joke after pint number fifteen in a frat club setting, but to put this on celluloid (or on digital) enters a completely different realm of responsibility.
Ebert's chimed in with a positive three-star review. Dig it, kids.
Originally Posted by Roger Ebert
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is without a doubt the best film we are ever likely to see on the subject — unless there is a sequel, which is unlikely, because at the end, the Lincolns are on their way to the theater. (You know what happens then.) It's also a more entertaining movie than I remotely expected. Yes, Reader, I went expecting to sneer.
Well, now that this movie has received the royal nod, its success is inevitable. A colleague who is a historian has already told me that he expects vampire references from students in his lectures soon
Have yet to see the movie but probably will take my teenage daughter to see it now that schools out, but I did however read the book...and I have to say the mix of actual historical fact mixed with fantasy makes for an incredible read.
Pray that some folks won't expect to see vampires/zombies/undead in Spielberg's, "Lincoln" film.
Before Messrs. Day-Lewis & Spielberg show off Lincoln's immeasurably powerful clothing, vampire hunter Abe wishes to co-opt a few more minutes of your attention. Set to release on video the 23rd of October, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter gets animated with a digital comic and a bevy of other features.
New York Comic Con attendees got a sneak peek at a couple of new posters as well! I liked this one the best.