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History prefers legends to men. It prefers nobility to brutality, soaring speeches to wild deeds. History remembers the battle, but forgets the blood. However history remembers me before I was a President, it shall only remember a fraction of the truth.” This story devotes itself to telling us the rest of “the truth.

Okay, I’m hooked on another Tim Burton’s Movie (again!). This time it’s a fiction of Abraham Lincoln, “Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter”.

Actually when the 1st time I saw the trailer of this movie, I was like…

“is he Benedict Cumberbacth???”

I mean the guy who cast, because in the trailer that I watched the movie doesn’t really show his face, and the hair was like Benedict Cumberbacth’s hair in Sherlock Holmes TV Series (LOL). After saw the poster I was convinced that it wasn’t Benedict Cumberbatch. 😀

Then I was like…

wait…wait… Abraham Lincoln?!  isn’t he… … … Mr. President??” :O

I’m so excited how they gonna twist the story. And today I was amazed about what they have done, this movie is GREAT! (for me, haha personal taste~).

They twist the story, but still go along with the history. They just inserted some part, the twist part of course to make the movie more excited to be watched, especially the action part. I’m crazy over the action part, LOL they’re all OVERPOWER human!! And the train-fight part! Gosh he’s 50 already! Since it’s a fiction, I’ll just let it slide and enjoy the ride. I love the bloody action, especially Tim Burton’s bloody action hahaha, the way the blood spread everywhere and how the part of body getting slashed… OH I REALLY LOVE that!!!

The Fact and The Twist

For example “Henry” (maybe) doesn’t really exist (since he’s vampire).  And of course the other vampire.

Nancy Lincoln

Abraham’s mother is really died at 1818 (you can see it on the tomb), but of course she died not because getting bite by vampire, but disease (milk sickness).

Willie

Abraham Lincoln is married with Mary Todd and having a child (the third one) named Willie who died at his 11 are still according the history. They twist the way Willie died by getting bite by the female vampire, in fact he was died because of typhoid fever.

Last Scene

The last part of the movie when he going to attend the theater with his wife, Mary. Henry offered him immortality but he refuses it. The fact that Abraham Lincoln got assassinated by getting shot at the head in an extremely close range, point blank, at the theater. But in the movie, they only show that he get in the cab going to theater. I wonder if  it’s on that day…

The Negative Review

I’m sure the negative review is come from old-fashioned people, okay no offense. But Oh come on? It’s just a movie, a fiction movie with a slightest twist about historical character. Do you realize how many people want to know about the real history of Abraham Lincoln after watching this movie? I think you can ask Wikipedia, how many the viewers hit the page after the movie was released. They wonder about the true history, of course they won’t believe that he’s actually a vampire hunter, it’s too ridiculous. That’s why it was rated “R” (Restricted).

A movie can be a good or a bad one depend on your angle seeing those things.

I don’t understand why there’s a news compare these two movies, since both of them got a difference genre. But how can a “BRAVE” hit box office more than this movie? I was burst up in laugh when I read the news.

For example BRAVE, I admit it, that it’s quite a good 3D animation movie with a great amount of positive things to be learn, the bond of the family, trust, and many things.

If there’s a light there will a shadow

But if you saw it from another angle, it was like bewitched your Mother with some spell and turn her into a bear (it’s sure a amusing part in the movie, we all laughing when see the bear mommy act and running), but wonder if a 5 years old children who don’t really understand complicated things and watch that movie, they would probably don’t catch the real meaning, they will took the simple just as “turning mom into a bear then she can be a strong bear to pick a fight with another bear and win the fight! Wow Bear Mommy so cool”, Since It’s a movie of course everything turned into happy ending, the mom got back to be human and etc. But still I prefer adult is beside the kid when they watch this movie, BRAVE is not really a kid movie (I think it’s should be PG-rated).

My fave Quotes from the Movie :

A wise man once told me, always have a contingency plan.’

‘Until everyone is free, we are all slaves.’

‘Plant your feet and stand firm. ‘

‘Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.’ – this one is real quote from Monsieur Abraham Lincoln.


PS :

  1. too bad he’s getting old so fast in the movie… I want to see his action more in younger shape 😦 ~LOL
  2. When I saw the old shape of Abe, I think his face is soo familiar to me, but there’s no way I ever met someone like Abraham Lincoln before, then I realize that, I saw him… almost everyday on… five bucks! LOL~
  3. Even it’s a fiction movie with historical element, they really portrayed  Abraham Lincoln as a nice guy. There’s no adultery part like usually on the other movie, only a kiss on the cheek and peck with his wife on the wedding. I think they trying to keep his wise image, and it’s well done! 😉

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