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New Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer is simply ludicrous

Mar. 19, 2012by: George Merchan

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, I don't know what to make of you. Your new trailer highlights one of America's greatest presidents engaging in absurd action heroics. While I wouldn't mind this if your tone appeared to be more tongue-in-cheek, the truth is that you want to be taken very, very seriously. This makes me laugh... and not in the good way.

But maybe I'm just being curmudgeonly! Check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: LET'S GET SILLY opens June 22nd.

Synopsis: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER explores the secret life of our greatest president, and the untold history that shaped our nation. As a young boy, Abraham Lincoln witnesses the shocking death of his mother, leading him on a path to an ongoing war - and ultimately to the presidency – he chronicles in a hidden diary. The journal reveals the incredible story of a clandestine warrior who never stopped fighting for the country he led and the people he loved.

Source: IGN

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8:16AM on 03/20/2012

Vampire Hunter

This looks sooo stupid..
This looks sooo stupid..
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5:26PM on 03/19/2012
Well that looks damn fun.
Well that looks damn fun.
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3:18PM on 03/19/2012
just crazy enough to work. looks like fun
just crazy enough to work. looks like fun
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2:53PM on 03/19/2012

Why can't I get into this??

I am a huge history buff and I love cheesy popcorn flicks. Hell, I enjoyed Transformers 3! But this looks like its taking itself too seriously and I smell a turd in the likes of Priest.
I am a huge history buff and I love cheesy popcorn flicks. Hell, I enjoyed Transformers 3! But this looks like its taking itself too seriously and I smell a turd in the likes of Priest.
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2:48PM on 03/19/2012

On the Washington Monument...

...if its following the book, the plot does not end in 1865 (wink wink nudge nudge)
...if its following the book, the plot does not end in 1865 (wink wink nudge nudge)
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2:23PM on 03/19/2012
Its looking damn cool. I'll be there opening weekend
Its looking damn cool. I'll be there opening weekend
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1:56PM on 03/19/2012
Correct me if I'm wrong... but wasn't the Washington Monument completed in 1884? Well after Lincoln? Ah well... I guess this would probably be the last detail the filmmakers would pay attention to in a film where Lincoln kills vampires. Meh... this movie looks fun. I'll watch it.
Correct me if I'm wrong... but wasn't the Washington Monument completed in 1884? Well after Lincoln? Ah well... I guess this would probably be the last detail the filmmakers would pay attention to in a film where Lincoln kills vampires. Meh... this movie looks fun. I'll watch it.
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2:47PM on 03/19/2012
Without divulging the plot, rest assured that the story of the book extends well beyond 1865.
Without divulging the plot, rest assured that the story of the book extends well beyond 1865.
4:16PM on 03/19/2012
Oh nice. Well cool.
Oh nice. Well cool.
1:19PM on 03/19/2012
This looks great.....what's not to love?
This looks great.....what's not to love?
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1:16PM on 03/19/2012
I'm sold.
I'm sold.
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1:11PM on 03/19/2012

Apologies, Merchan.

It was a bad vampire pun gone wrong. But I still disagree with you. Sucker.
It was a bad vampire pun gone wrong. But I still disagree with you. Sucker.
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1:01PM on 03/19/2012

You suck, Merchan.

This thing looks great. And Timur has never made a bad movie, so I think you can relax. Abe me up!
This thing looks great. And Timur has never made a bad movie, so I think you can relax. Abe me up!
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4:12PM on 03/19/2012
I guess you havent see Daywatch and Nightwatch
I guess you havent see Daywatch and Nightwatch
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12:51PM on 03/19/2012
I remember being confused as to the tone of this movie when the tease trailer came out a while back.
If this movie takes itself super seriously... I'm not sure I can buy in. But I will give it a shot all the same.
I remember being confused as to the tone of this movie when the tease trailer came out a while back.
If this movie takes itself super seriously... I'm not sure I can buy in. But I will give it a shot all the same.
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10:11AM on 03/19/2012
Looks fun.

Remined me of Van Helsing and Priest....but only alot better.
Looks fun.

Remined me of Van Helsing and Priest....but only alot better.
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9:49AM on 03/19/2012
This team has a history of making film that I want to see (9, Wanted) but which end up being either so-so (Wanted) or downright crappy (9). Despite that... damned if I don't want to see this movie.
This team has a history of making film that I want to see (9, Wanted) but which end up being either so-so (Wanted) or downright crappy (9). Despite that... damned if I don't want to see this movie.
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9:06AM on 03/19/2012

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK OF IT !

Last time those 2 worked together the result was the great and underestimated 9, but they also did WANTED: a fun ride but an insult to the source material...
So let's wait and see!
Last time those 2 worked together the result was the great and underestimated 9, but they also did WANTED: a fun ride but an insult to the source material...
So let's wait and see!
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7:29AM on 03/19/2012

Looks nothing less than spectacular.

I think this is one of those projects where it really pays to read the book to fully appreciate this. I have, and do. I don't see it doing too well at the box office, but I see it being a damn good adaptation.
I think this is one of those projects where it really pays to read the book to fully appreciate this. I have, and do. I don't see it doing too well at the box office, but I see it being a damn good adaptation.
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6:52AM on 03/19/2012

agreed

Ludicrous indeed.
Ludicrous indeed.
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5:41AM on 03/19/2012
This looks BRUTAL
This looks BRUTAL
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2:50AM on 03/19/2012

1:34 Mary Elizabeth Winstead Gettin Naked FTW

I LOVED the book and that trailer is exactly what I expected from a Timur Bekmambatov'd adaptation of it. And thats a good thing.

What makes the book work so well is that it plays the material straight and DOESN'T go for easy 'isn't this ridiculous' laughs. A faithful & detailed biography of Abe's life mashed up with a sober fictional narrative of an action-packed life hunting vampires. It allows YOU, the reader/viewer to enjoy how deliciously absurd it is, while still gaining some newfound
I LOVED the book and that trailer is exactly what I expected from a Timur Bekmambatov'd adaptation of it. And thats a good thing.

What makes the book work so well is that it plays the material straight and DOESN'T go for easy 'isn't this ridiculous' laughs. A faithful & detailed biography of Abe's life mashed up with a sober fictional narrative of an action-packed life hunting vampires. It allows YOU, the reader/viewer to enjoy how deliciously absurd it is, while still gaining some newfound authentic love for the country's greatest President. And thats the gist I got from the trailer as well.

Trust me, this movie will be a blast.
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