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"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" – When History Meets The Supernatural

Over the past years, vampires have achieved great popularity in media including movies, literature, and TV. The vampire “fashion” began with the release of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga. However, the idea of a vampire- a supernatural figure that feeds on blood- always drew people’s attention. So it should serve as no surprise that Seth Grahame-Smith one day came up with an idea to write a story about one of the most admired presidents of the United States, and burden him with the task of fighting vampires. Later, Timur Bekmambetov (director) and 20th Century Fox decided that this idea could produce a great movie. Coming out June 22, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” had already received mixed opinions.
The story focuses on historical facts, and the creators wanted to be as accurate as possible when they thought of the plot of the movie. They added the vampires, and Lincoln was set to become an even greater hero because apart from dealing with the Civil War he had to kill the dangerous, supernatural creatures. Is this an ambitious take on Lincoln’s successes? Maybe not, but the movie does seem very entertaining. Unfortunately, the poster is a big disappointment, at least in my eyes. It is very focused on the full moon, which is not related to vampires at all, but rather to werewolves (which are also extremely popular nowadays). The second problem is the ax because it is not usually known to be the weapon used against vampires. Of course, those are just minor things, and it will be interesting to see how they are applied in the movie. I am sure that “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” presents a fresh and unique take on vampires, giving them a fictional appearance in history.


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