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jsrl317
Persuade me or prove me wrong, and I will change
07:53 AM on 06/22/2012
I like all the hype. At first I chuckled, until I saw the trailer. I'm 100% intrigued and will give it a chance. They basically turn Abraham Lincoln into a Superhero, gives him a sidekick, and we're off to save the nation and kill vampires, all during a lifetime. Not a bad concept, and if entertaining and engaging, this movie may go very well.

It's a movie, I see movies to be entertained. This looks very entertaining!
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BlackJAC
It's better to be a black king than a white knight
09:32 AM on 06/22/2012
It's also the most meticulously researched movie ever done.  They called in so many Lincoln and Civil War historians to make sure their craziness was merged seamlessly into the historical record.
jhNY
Mercy.
08:21 PM on 06/22/2012
"It's also the most meticulously researched movie ever done." Hyperbole much?
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Lazerusman
its not what you are called.Its what you answer to
07:12 AM on 06/22/2012
well I suppose the economy isn't so bad afterall....people got that kind of money to throw away on this....
07:03 AM on 06/22/2012
The book was very entertaining, I picked it up on a whim and enjoyed it, it blended a lot of facts about Lincoln with the Vampire premise and was quite clever doing so.
My 5 year old was quite confused when he saw the cover though... I had to convince him it was fiction...
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Craig 212
Tide goes in, tide goes out.
06:52 AM on 06/22/2012
I'm looking forward to seeing it. It's a hilarious concept, in my opinion.

I watched a review by the only critic I completely trust (Youtube reviewer Chris Stuckmann) and he said that them "not winking" is the movie's biggest weakness. That it needed needed some humor, and not to take itself so seriously. That it should have been more like Kill Bill.
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TheBestPatriot
Mitt is President of the first debate
01:24 PM on 06/22/2012
I think that's the main problem critics have with the film. It takes itself very seriously. My opinion is that it was done out of respect to Lincoln as a great president.

If that's the biggest problem with the film, I am sure to like it.
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Francois Bergeron
seeking sense
05:36 AM on 06/22/2012
woops, sorry, that was lincoln and the zombies. What a woofer that was.
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Francois Bergeron
seeking sense
05:31 AM on 06/22/2012
Saw the lincoln thing. I lasted about 10 minutes.
Made my list of top worst movies of all time.
07:05 AM on 06/22/2012
Is it out already? The book was entertaining though... Strange premise but it did work on paper, now on screen, not sure. But it Can't be worse than twilight...
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Francois Bergeron
seeking sense
07:31 AM on 06/22/2012
Made a mistake. I saw Lincoln vs Zombies.
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Bluepagan
05:26 AM on 06/22/2012
When I first heard about this book during the author's interview on NPR, I was horrified by the premise. However, I try not to judge a book by its cover (so to speak), so I downloaded it on my Kindle and gave it a read. Mr. Grahame-Smith's book is highly entertaining, with enough historical fact to have kept this reader intrigued, and I'm looking forward to the movie.
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YankinCanada
Two opposing idealogues walk into a liberal bar...
06:58 AM on 06/22/2012
Ditto!
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KateInMT
May you stay forever young.
09:32 AM on 06/22/2012
And a ditto ditto. :) I did enjoy the book and at points found myself thinking, "Well of COURSE (insert historical name) was a vampire. Makes perfect sense."
09:26 AM on 06/22/2012
Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books. A friend gave me Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I was hesitant at first, but it was thoroughly entertaining. It's sad that so many people want to knock this before they've tried it.
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KiltsAreHot
Many times I've gazed along the open road
10:35 AM on 06/22/2012
Thanks for the info on P&P&Z. I've been on the fence about it for a while.
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ligligl
feelthy liberal! ...and not just a pretty face!
03:36 AM on 06/22/2012
The Guiness Book fo the stupidest premise ever...
09:39 AM on 06/22/2012
not only do you have your opinion, but you have fo gotten yo grammar LOLOL
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swedej
03:27 AM on 06/22/2012
it also seems to show that Keith Olberman has no sense of humor
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Carl J Speed II
04:21 AM on 06/22/2012
KO always seems to have something sidewways in his rear.
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jsrl317
Persuade me or prove me wrong, and I will change
07:57 AM on 06/22/2012
He's a gadfly and a satirist of high note. He comes off acerbic, but I see him more as a liberal answer to Hitchens. When Keith mellows out some, I think he'll continue to be the broadcaster's broadcaster. He is a pro, and I like his style and his anger. Passionate people, with good brains should be encouraged.

He might be a little off on this, but that's HIS opinion. Something we should be used to him doing.

So, kudos Keith! But I think you're wrong. Doesn't mean I do not admire him and appreciate him for who he is.
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yellowdoggie
Level 1 Baggerese Translator
09:06 AM on 06/22/2012
I know! It really irritates me that someone I agree with politically is such a self-righteous prig.
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TheBestPatriot
Mitt is President of the first debate
12:06 PM on 06/22/2012
Agreed. He is a snob.
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03:11 AM on 06/22/2012
I'd rather see this than the typical blockbuster
01:53 AM on 06/22/2012
Okay, so it is fiction. How about JFK in a remake of Pretty Woman. Richard Nixon in IT TAKES A THEIF. Gerald Ford as Rudy. Mr. Truman as Dirty Harry. Ronald Reagan, Bonzo goes to Washington. If Hollywood has no more imagination than this, we are in sad times. By the way, All the Presidents listed above I am proud of and glad that they served our country. I am not trying to take anything away from them. But I guess it is okay when it is Hollywood.
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Steve Cardi
I like Ike, Abraham, Thaddeus, and Frederick
06:45 AM on 06/22/2012
Ronald Reagan vs The Terminator
George W. Bush Conquers the Marshians
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea with Obama as Captian Nemo

Oh and by the way, so long as we're on fictionalized portrayals of JFK and Nixon, I think Oliver Stone already covered them ;]
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Craig 212
Tide goes in, tide goes out.
06:48 AM on 06/22/2012
I would watch all of these movies.
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sisnses
01:19 AM on 06/22/2012
Thank you for the Buffy props.... nobody appreciates buffy! It's the best show EVER!!!
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stagebandman
I try to be nice....
03:02 AM on 06/22/2012
And, amazingly, the most realistic show about high school ever!
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kinogod
word farmer
01:01 AM on 06/22/2012
First super hero overdos and now dead president overdos.
12:40 AM on 06/22/2012
Yah, and where is the Keith Olbermann stuff........only reason I'm here. : )
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02:04 AM on 06/22/2012
Here, I save you the trouble of pressing F3 and searching for Keith Olbermann’s name in the 1,500 word interview:

"feel like people's initial reactions after hearing about 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' are very negative. Do you feel that way?

"Keith Olbermann took to Twitter to say, 'This concept proves that the morons have won,' and in his Keith Olbermann way, he sort of dickishly dismissed something that he didn't know anything about. Now, I like Keith Olbermann, but I don't like it when he comes after me. But I understand that reaction. I think one of the great surprises of the film is that we actually take it seriously."
12:38 AM on 06/22/2012
Might as well add that to the history books since Hollywood is making a joke of Abe Lincoln.
01:20 AM on 06/22/2012
“Fourscore and... seven minutes ago... we, your forefathers, were brought forth upon a most excellent adventure conceived by our new friends, Bill... and Ted. These two great gentlemen are dedicated to a proposition which was true in my time, just as it's true today. Be excellent to each other. And... PARTY ON, DUDES!”

You must have missed Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Seriously, I can't speak to the film but the novel treats Lincoln with respect and integrity. The interesting aspects are the novel are the ways the author weaves vampire lore into the folklore of the region and the politics of the era. It is not disrespectful in my opinion. He is doing what authors have done for years: mix history and fiction.

You could give the same complaint to Shakespeare for the way he treated Joan of Arc, Macbeth, and Richard III.
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stagebandman
I try to be nice....
03:03 AM on 06/22/2012
What about what Star Trek did to him?