A film in which Abraham Lincoln is re-imagined as a vampire-hunter? Oh, please. Yet by the end of this NY Times article I was actually looking forward to the movie.
And as if by unearthly providence, later that day I came across an excerpt of a Lincoln speech at Cooper Union, in which he explained the impossibility of compromising with and placating slave-holders:
Let us be diverted by none of those sophistical contrivances wherewith we are so industriously plied and belabored – contrivances such as groping for some middle ground between the right and the wrong, vain as the search for a man who should be neither a living man nor a dead man ...
Whaaaa?!? Lincoln offering undead metaphors, and admitting his failure as a vampire hunter? Now I really have to see the flick.