I don't know what to make of this new movie that's coming out...
This youtube link takes you to an official trailer for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. I wish I were kidding. It's directed by Tim Burton. I'm not going to tell you what the plot's going to be about as, well, it's in the title.
A part of me thinks this is...a very weird, yet interesting twist. A US president is a vampire hunter?
Yet there are some things that are holding me back.
#1- The 16th American president is a vampire hunter. Really? I'm having a very hard time swallowing this. Some random 1800s American kid killing vampires, I can buy with ease, but Lincoln? The real life Lincoln had his hands full already, what with trying to hold onto the country during the civil war. Where the hell is he gonna find time to be an action hero who kills vampires?
#2- Another thing that sort of jumps at me in the trailer is from 0:35 to 0:38 where Lincoln and his companion are on top of a burning train and they leap from one car to another. Okay, yeah, yeah, I don't know. I...I just don't know.
#3- Hollywood is probably the biggest money-making machine in America, and this is the best plot they can come up with? A plot that demands me to believe that a president has enough time to kill vampires WHILE trying to run a country at the same time? Again, if the protagonist was just an average kid, I could totally buy it. I like that they're including a period setting in the whole vampire thing, after what feels like a decade of modern day vampire crap.
It's...It's Lincoln. That's what I'm having trouble with. Lincoln killing vampires. Don't get me wrong, I respect the man, but why? Why him?
On the flipside, it's a period movie about a guy who kills vampires; who cares if it's frickin' Abraham Lincoln or Random Kid #321? Plus, I'd be in error if I judged a movie before I even watched it. It may actually be good! I once thought Super 8 was going to be crap, and it ended up being the best movie I've seen in a long time.
...Yet, it's vampires. Vampires! Not only that, but it's about a dude killing vampires, and that dude just so happens to be the 16th President of the United States. Has Hollywood seriously ran out of ideas?
What do you think? Is this movie even worth my money?
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