I saw this and just couldn’t resist. This movie will either be awesome or just downright stupid. I’m hoping for the former. After all, who doesn’t want to watch our sixteenth president slay the undead, and hey, it doesn’t look like anyone sparkles in this movie, which is always a plus. To be perfectly honest, when I first saw this trailer, all I could think was that movie makers really are either brilliant or creatively bankrupt. This is a movie that is very obviously going to sell by simply being ridiculous, despite such a serious trailer. In order to be taken seriously, I can’t imagine that it would be that hard to replace dear old Abe with some random dude, so as to not bastardize our history for a good laugh.
Why they chose Abraham Lincoln and not some other president was beyond me until I found out this little fact right here: it is based on a novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is also getting a movie adaption sometime in the near future. Suddenly, the existence of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter made so much sense, and hell, if it’s by Seth Grahme-Smith, it has to be worth it.
Even if it’s not a good movie, per say, it’ll at least be entertaining, which is all the more Seth’s works aspire to be.
On top of that, even the book for this one has a trailer too, and unlike the Inheritance trailer, it doesn’t completely waste anyone’s time.
Personally, I love this one YouTube comment for it.
“Four score and seven years ago I slayed Edward Cullen.”
– Abraham Lincoln