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Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday afternoon I'm going through the channel guide and I see on HBO "Abraham Lincoln's Vampire Hunter"  trailer coming on before another movie.  Seriously?  So I watch the trailer, and I read a bit on Wikipedia about the novel.  Lincoln learns that vampires are real from his father?  He learns that his mother didn't die from milk sickness, but from a "fool's dose of vampire blood?  He meets an old friend in Washington, who also knows that vampires are real...Edgar Allen Poe and if something isn't done about it, vampires will "enslave all humans in America".  So what does Lincoln do?  He gets into politics by day and hunts vampires by night wielding an axe to kill them.  Oh...and a friend of his turns him into a vampire believing that "some men are just too interesting to die" and Lincoln attends Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial. 

Seriously?  Are vampires necessary in a novel or movie to make it commercially successful?  Is it necessary to Mc f' up history to make it commercially viable? 

This is definitely NOT on my must see movie list.  It's absurd.

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