Lincoln seems to be a hot topic in theaters this year. I’m not sure why this is so, but first he’s hunting vampires and now he’s freeing slaves. Go Abraham!
I must start by saying that this movie was incredible. Truly. It was brilliantly (and I mean freaking BRILLIANTLY!) cast, and the acting, script, scope and emotional impact was extraordinary.
But a word of warning… this isn’t the movie where he kills vampires. So, if you go thinking it is, you’ll probably be very confused and about an hour into it wonder when the hell the vampires are coming and how the hell the writers got away with NOT including this pretty freaking big plot element in the first 10 or 20 minutes of the movie. Because you can’t make a vampire movie starring Abraham Lincoln and NOT have the vampires featured pretty early on.
You also might wonder how the vampire plotline would work at all, once you’re an hour or so into the movie. Will a rebel soldier from the north rise up and attack the beloved president, only to be found a vampire and beheaded? Will one of the cabinet members opposed to emancipation turn into a vampire and Lincoln will finally be justified in slamming a stake through their racist heart? These are real 123 movies free thoughts you’ll have if you’re expecting vampires.
How do I know? Well, here’s what happened. First, I don’t really follow what movies are out, what’s hot and what’s not, etc. As you might have noticed if you follow me anywhere at all, I’m pretty darn busy writing lately. So I didn’t know the vampire version of Lincoln had already run its course and wasn’t out in theaters anymore. I also didn’t know there was ANOTHER Lincoln movie that shockingly DID NOT feature vampires AT ALL!!
Dmytry and I planned to spend our afternoon date seeing the last Twilight movie. But my parents and my 14-year-old sister are coming to town tonight-family I haven’t seen in a few years-and they wanted to see it with us, so we rescheduled that particular movie for tomorrow, and decided to go to something else instead. Being the good wife that I am, and since I have the most awesome husband who was wiling to use our rare movie date to see Twilight, I told him he could pick the movie. I’d see whatever he wanted.
He spent the next 20 minutes trying to decide between three movies, and finally said, “Okay, we’re going to see the Lincoln movie,” which I took to mean the Lincoln movie where he kills vampires. It was a logical assumption given the above information, don’t you think?