Abe frees the slaves and that makes the vampires go crazy and start attacking all humans. While the movie didnt completely follow the book, it was fun to watch. It is an attention grabbing name but it is also a joke and high concept conceit that wears thin quickly. Abraham lincoln, the 16th president of the united states, discovers vampires are planning to.
Vampire hunter is a film adaptation of the book of the same name. It is also the latest in a monthslong deluge of lincoln movies that includes abraham lincoln. Feb 25, 2010 from the new york times bestselling author of pride and prejudice and zombies comes the true history of our sixteenth president seth grahamesmiths abraham lincoln. Abraham lincoln, vampire hunter part 01 movie book. Abraham lincoln vampire hunter just about says it all, ben walker stars in this action film with plot twists a plenty, quite enjoyable with good special effects, i did think the storyline slowed down too much at times primarily in order to perpetuate abes human side and to build his various relationships with the other characters, however on the whole not a bad film but not brilliant either. Seth grahamesmith is a film and television writerproducer, semifrequent blogger, and bestselling author. The vampire hunter film, like the book, follows lincoln from his boyhood on the frontier through his assassination by john wilkes booth and because this is a vampire story beyond. Vampire hunter is such a smashing title its too bad someone had to spoil things by making a movie to go with it. Abraham lincoln vampire hunter definitely makes you think twice about lincolns true identity, but most of all, it shocks and surprises as the film unfolds. Seth grahamesmith is the new york times bestselling author of abraham lincoln.
Abraham lincoln vampire hunter paperback 21 apr 2011. The film focuses on the final months of lincolns life, including the passage of the. Playing it as a serious movie instead of a comedy worked. Did you know that our largerthanlife 16th president was also a vampire hunter. Benjamin walker and dominic cooper in abraham lincoln. Lincoln is a 2012 historical drama film directed and produced by steven spielberg, starring daniel daylewis as united states president abraham lincoln. Seth grahamesmith, who wrote the popnovel mashup on which the movie is based, said he was beginning to suspect that his vampire hunter. And just like a superhero, abes fight goes on and on and on. Vampire hunter movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at. Seth grahamesmith, following his 2009 book success with pride and prejudice and zombies, came up with abraham lincoln. The screenplay by tony kushner was loosely based on doris kearns goodwin s biography team of rivals. Vampire hunter and natalie portman plans to make her directorial debut with a version of pride and prejudice and zombies leads me to believe that we have not heard the last of grahamesmith by a long shot. A fun part of abraham lincoln vampire hunter is when edgar allan poe makes an appearance.
Abraham lincoln, vampire hunter part 01 movie book ruben valentine. It was released in 2012 and directed by timur bekmambetov, produced by tim burton, and starring benjamin walker in the title role. Abraham lincoln, vampire hunter part 01 movie book youtube. His mother was killed early on in his life by jack barts, a vampire, causing a great hatred in him for vampires. Take, for example, seth grahamesmiths new novel, abraham lincoln vampire hunter. Starting from a premise succinctly stated by the movies title that suggests a hybrid of history lesson and horror show, abraham lincoln. He still uses his trusty ax as he did in the book but. The brand new book from the bestselling author of pride and prejudice and zombies.
It was the merger of that very real historical account and the fantastical vampire plot that made the book interesting, but the movie sacrificed a lot of that. Heres a book trailer for the inevitable sequel to abraham. Lincoln signs the emancipation proclamation as a way to starve the vampires and helps turn the tide of the civil war. Vampire hunter march 26, 2010 tim burton bought the film rights largely on the strength of publisher grand central s inhouse trailer for the new book from seth grahamesmith, the man who gave us pride and prejudice and zombies. This coincided with the release of the new film which, despite a hectic weekend, i was able to see via a sunday matinee. Lincoln lacked social polish but he had great intelligence and knowledge of human nature.
The novels author, seth grahamesmith, wrote the screenplay. Jun 26, 2012 an historians take on abraham lincoln as vampire hunter. Vampire hunter was first announced in march 2010 when tim burton and bekmambetov paired to purchase film rights and to finance its development themselves. When i entered the theater, my initial thought was that this movie would bring me disappointment. Abraham lincoln in this book follows a pretty standard superhero formula of loss his mom and dedication to fighting wheres my ax. They fulfill the role of main antagonists in both the book and screen adaptation of abraham lincoln. A companion book for young readers to the steven spielberg film lincoln, and a consultant on the. Abraham lincoln is reinvented as a vampirekilling president in this timur. At least thats what author and screenplaywriter seth grahamesmith imagines in his 2011 book and 2012 movie abraham lincoln. Nbc new york tim burton buys rights to abraham lincoln. The most important thing about enjoyably trashy, titlesaysitall action films such as abraham lincoln. In addition to adapting the screenplay for abraham lincoln.
The last american vampire goes beyond lincoln and his compatriots with the. But the film makes an odd change from the book in terms of how lincoln fights the vampires. Am i the only one who gets chills abraham lincoln was a little more than a child when his mother passed due to a mysterious illness. An historians take on abraham lincoln as vampire hunter. The hallmark of the man, performed so powerfully by daniel daylewis in lincoln, is calm selfconfidence, patience and a willingness to play politics in a realistic way. Vampire hunter is to keep everything moving so fast and on such a huge scale that nobody. Its a skillful and clever mixture of fact and fiction that makes for a fascinating reading experience. Abe sees the slaves as the life blood of the vampires and becomes an abolitionist in order to stop the flow of slave blood. Then again, a bigscreen version of seth grahamesmith. May 10, 2011 the vampire hunter film, like the book, follows lincoln from his boyhood on the frontier through his assassination by john wilkes booth and because this is a vampire story beyond. Hachette claims their 2010 deal specified that the first book would be a sequel to or spinoff of abraham lincoln. Abraham lincoln, vampire hunter by seth grahamesmith by mothereffingbooks. In the film, a young abraham lincoln learns to hunt vampires to avenge his mothers death before deciding to climb the political ladder.
Grahamesmiths revision of a jane austen classic blew readers minds and became an instant national. The political genius of abraham lincoln, and covers the final four months of lincolns life, focusing on his efforts in january 1865 to have the thirteenth amendment to the united states constitution passed by the united states house of representatives. Apr 28, 2018 abraham lincoln, vampire hunter part 01 movie book ruben valentine. Ill never be able to watch the other lincoln movie without expecting daniel day lewis to whip out an axe and chop someones head off. Abraham lincoln, vampire hunter novel abraham lincoln, vampire hunter is a biographical action horror mashup novel by seth grahamesmith, released on march 2, 2010, through new yorkbased publishing company grand central publishing. The book s author, seth grahamesmith, was hired to write the script. And while this may not actually be based on a comic book, it still. Jul 14, 2017 lincoln scholar harold holzer, author of lincoln.
Booth expects the vampires to rally around president lincolns death, but instead finds himself shunned and hiding in a virginia barn as union troops arrive to. Fox beat other studios in a bidding war for rights to the film the following october. This is very stylized and make in as a young lincoln mistakes him for a vampire. Abraham lincoln vampire hunter just about says it all, ben walker stars in this action film with plot twists a plenty, quite enjoyable with good special effects, i did think the storyline slowed down too much at times primarily in order to perpetuate abes human side and to build his various relationships with the other characters, however on. Chet manning, troubleshooter with the south and west railroad, never needed to look for action. The fact that tim burton has landed the rights to direct the film version of abraham lincoln. Vampire hunter, seth also wrote tim burtons film dark shadows.
The rest of the book is the story of those journals and some interviews and probably some notes cribbed from wikipedia. Abraham lincoln february 12, 1809 april 15, 1865, also called abe for short, was the 16th president of the united states and a vampire hunter. A delightfully chilling cliff notes piece to the novel and the movie. The newfangled vampires in abraham lincoln are largely felled with silvertipped blades and, like the dead beauties in the twilight movies and the original dracula, they also move about. Abe wants to end slavery because of his black friend from childhood, johnson. I bought this book without knowing much about it, or having seen the movie. After becoming a bestselling book and a tepidly received film, abraham lincoln.
Benjamin walker stars as the title character with supporting roles by dominic cooper. Mar 20, 2010 abraham lincoln reborn as a vampire slayer suppose that, in 19thcentury america, the forces of good and evil battled for the soul of the new republic what we now know as the civil war. Abraham lincoln vampirjager ist ein usamerikanischer vampirhorrorfilm aus dem jahr 2012. Vampire hunter is a 2012 american dark fantasy action horror film directed by timur bekmambetov, based on the 2010 mashup novel of the same name. But it turned out to be much better than expected and a fun film filled with lots of violence, blood, gore, and vampire decapitations. Vampire hunter, steven spielbergs massive oscarbait lincoln, saving lincoln, abraham lincoln vs. Nov 16, 2012 the other problem is the political speak which is attributed to almost all characters in the film. A motion comic followup to a chapter from abraham lincoln vampire hunter novel where abes friend, edgar allan poe, tells him the tale of historical hungarian countess elizabeth bathory, often tied to vampire legends due to her brutality.
Grahamesmith screenplay by, seth grahamesmith based on the novel by. Just earlier that night, he ironically refused henrys offer to make. The books author, seth grahamesmith, was hired to write the script. Feb 16, 2010 allow me to a littleknown history book, starring abraham lincoln. I was not expecting to like this movie, but i wound up feeling quite satisfied.
Differences between the book and film abraham lincoln. Abraham lincoln can be considered american steampunk a fun and original read that isnt well represented by the film. It just seemed to stroll right up and punch him in the gut. Starting from a premise succinctly stated by the movie s title that suggests a hybrid of history lesson and horror show, abraham lincoln. On june 22, the film adaptation of his vampire book now called abraham lincoln. Abraham lincoln, the 16th president of the united states, discovers vampires. Critics describe the frightening and thrilling novel and film as a delicious mix of history and horror. Its the story of a man, a woman, and a rabbit in a triangle of trouble. Vampires are a species of bloodsucking, predatory, undead creatures, somewhat similar in appearance to humans. So, in the film adaptation of seth grahamesmiths fantasy novel, abraham lincoln is a vampire hunter. I just cant vatch the movie objectively when it fell so short of the book. Lincoln was assassinated on april 14, 1865 by john wilkes booth. Vampire hunter has visual style to spare, but its overly serious tone doesnt jibe with its decidedly silly central premise, leaving filmgoers with an unfulfilling blend of.1376 716 988 759 527 890 1568 1098 412 422 780 841 957 1088 375 824 1008 1562 303 125 1243 1341 401 1239 234 719 584 1514 1364 772 358 1406 108 1584 215 1379 1572 225 828 1080 1401 1093 560 439 778 693 656