History Film / AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter

6th Jun '16 5:54:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMockbuster: ''Film/AbrahamLincolnVsZombies'', courtesy of TheAsylum. Notably not that bad as far as mockbusters go.
19th May '16 3:15:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Vadoma. Good Christ, [[http://img.ibtimes.com/www/data/images/full/2012/06/18/282423.jpg Vadoma]]. Crosses into EvilIsSexy, DarkActionGirl and WouldHurtAChild.
27th Jan '16 12:54:13 PM Eagal
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* BashBrothers: Abraham and his BlackBestFriend Will Johnson.

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* BashBrothers: Abraham and his BlackBestFriend friend Will Johnson.
27th Jan '16 12:54:04 PM Eagal
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* BlackBestFriend: A rather straight and blunt example with Will, who doesn't exist in the novel and yet without Henry's training shows himself to be just as good at killing vampires in close combat as Abe. While Will Johnson wasn't in the novel, he ''was'' a real historical figure, as Lincoln's driver and close friend.
27th Jan '16 12:53:20 PM Eagal
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:Averted and very much played with. There are a lot of moments in which Lincoln's BlackBestFriend Will seems the first of the main characters to die, but he never does. Even during the climax he has plenty of almost-deaths -- and then Speed suddenly gets it. Never mind that the real Joshua Speed outlived Lincoln by at least twenty years.]]
30th Nov '15 8:05:19 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Abe, after Henry trains him.

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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Abe, after Henry trains him. Not quite as exaggerated as you might think, since the historical version was already noted for his great strength and athleticism.
22nd Oct '15 4:00:59 PM StFan
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!!This film provides examples of:

* AbnormalAmmo: [[spoiler: A horse. ''Thrown'', but still pretty abnormal. Also Henry suggests using a silver watch when short on ammunition, and Mary uses the silver sword her son had.]]
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: On the DVD commentary, the author relates that some of the film's detractors say it is "the worst thing to happen to Abraham Lincoln in the theatre". He's chuckling as he tells this to the audience.

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!!This film provides examples of:

!!Tropes:

* AbnormalAmmo: [[spoiler: AbnormalAmmo:
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A horse. ''Thrown'', but still pretty abnormal. abnormal.
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Also Henry suggests using a silver watch when short on ammunition, and Mary [[spoiler:Mary uses the silver sword her son had.]]
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: On the DVD commentary, the author relates that some of the film's detractors say it is "the worst thing to happen to Abraham Lincoln in the theatre". He's chuckling as he tells this to the audience.
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* [[AllOfThem All Of It]]: [[spoiler: Abe's response when asked how much silver they should collect to forge into ammunition.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: Abe's weapon of choice.

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* [[AllOfThem All Of It]]: [[spoiler: AllOfThem: Abe's response when asked how [[spoiler:how much silver they should collect to forge into ammunition.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: Abe's weapon
ammunition? "All of choice.it."]]



* AsTheGoodBookSays: Biblical quotes and references abound. In particular, the trailer quotes Revelations (by way of JohnnyCash) concerning [[TheGrimReaper Death]] appropriately enough.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Biblical quotes and references abound. In particular, the trailer quotes Revelations (by way of JohnnyCash) Music/JohnnyCash) concerning [[TheGrimReaper Death]] appropriately enough.



* AnAxeToGrind: Abe's weapon of choice.



* BatmanGambit: Speed [[spoiler: tells the vampires about the train carrying silver weapons the Union Army, claiming he's trying to get back at Abe for tearing the country apart over slavery. Adam and a mass of other vampires ambush the train, but it turns out to be carrying a cargo of rocks. Speed, Lincoln & friends soon turn the tables on their attackers. Meanwhile, the real silver is transported to the Union camp by a group of freed slaves. As Will puts it, "There's another railroad"... the Underground Railroad.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Speed [[spoiler: tells [[spoiler:tells the vampires about the train carrying silver weapons the Union Army, claiming he's trying to get back at Abe for tearing the country apart over slavery. Adam and a mass of other vampires ambush the train, but it turns out to be carrying a cargo of rocks. Speed, Lincoln & and friends soon turn the tables on their attackers. Meanwhile, the real silver is transported to the Union camp by a group of freed slaves. As Will puts it, "There's another railroad"... the Underground Railroad.]] ]]



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Averted and very much played with. There are a lot of moments in which Lincoln's BlackBestFriend Will seems the first of the main characters to die, but he never does. Even during the climax he has plenty of almost-deaths - and then Speed suddenly gets it.]]
** Never mind that the real Joshua Speed outlived Lincoln by at least twenty years.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Averted [[spoiler:Averted and very much played with. There are a lot of moments in which Lincoln's BlackBestFriend Will seems the first of the main characters to die, but he never does. Even during the climax he has plenty of almost-deaths - -- and then Speed suddenly gets it.]]
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it. Never mind that the real Joshua Speed outlived Lincoln by at least twenty years.]]



* BookEnds: Lincoln's opening narration about history preferring myth to men is repeated during the end of the movie. Likewise, [[spoiler: the final scene is set in the present day, with Henry's first meeting with Lincoln being repeated with a new potential hunter]].

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: Lincoln's opening narration about history preferring myth to men is repeated during the end of the movie. Likewise, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the final scene is set in the present day, with Henry's first meeting with Lincoln being repeated with a new potential hunter]].



* ChekhovsGun: Early on, Henry tells Abe that the blunderbuss is the best gun to use, since even if you drop the shot, the gun is large enough that you can still load it with something else. He suggests that Lincoln load the blunderbuss with his pocket watch if he loses his ball. [[spoiler: Guess what Lincoln later uses to kill Adam?]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Early on, Henry tells Abe that the blunderbuss is the best gun to use, since even if you drop the shot, the gun is large enough that you can still load it with something else. He suggests that Lincoln load the blunderbuss with his pocket watch if he loses his ball. [[spoiler: Guess [[spoiler:Guess what Lincoln later uses to kill Adam?]]



** And [[spoiler:Lincoln himself]], albeit offscreen.



* DragonTheirFeet: When Adam [[spoiler: is killed by Lincoln in their final fight, Vadoma goes after Mary... and ends up shot right in the forehead.]]
* DualWielding: Will wields two pistols to great effect in the final battle.

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* DragonTheirFeet: When Adam [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is killed by Lincoln in their final fight, Vadoma goes after Mary... and ends up shot right in the forehead.]]
* DualWielding: Will wields two pistols to great effect in the final battle.
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* FakeDefector: [[spoiler: Speed pretends to sell out Lincoln in order to lure Adam into a trap.]]

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* FakeDefector: [[spoiler: Speed [[spoiler:Speed pretends to sell out Lincoln in order to lure Adam into a trap.]]



* GunsAkimbo: Will wields two pistols to great effect in the final battle.



* ImprovisedWeapon: During Abraham's rematch with the vampire who killed his mother, said vampire throws a ''horse'' at him. [[note]] Abe himself pulls off a pretty impressive move in response. The thrown horse hits him dead on, but in the ensuing tumble, he manages to cling to its back and resume the pursuit riding that very horse.[[/note]]

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* ImprovisedWeapon: During Abraham's rematch with the vampire who killed his mother, said vampire throws a ''horse'' at him. [[note]] Abe himself pulls off a pretty impressive move in response. The thrown horse hits him dead on, but in the ensuing tumble, he manages to cling to its back and resume the pursuit riding that very horse.[[/note]]



* MixAndMatchWeapon: Abe's axe starts as a normal axe, but gets [[spoiler: a gun hidden in the handle]] in time for his rematch with Barts. And soon after that, we see a [[spoiler:bayonet]] on it in the train.

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* MixAndMatchWeapon: Abe's axe starts as a normal axe, but gets [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a gun hidden in the handle]] in time for his rematch with Barts. And soon after that, we see a [[spoiler:bayonet]] on it in the train.



* OhCrap: In one scene, Lincoln is fighting vampires within a thick cloud of train steam. He cuts down vampire after vampire, and the music fittingly grows triumphant, when he takes one last swing...and the ax stops mid-swing. Some of the steam then blows aside to reveal the BigBad standing right there, grasping the handle and giving Lincoln the DeathGlare.

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* OhCrap: In one scene, Lincoln is fighting vampires within a thick cloud of train steam. He cuts down vampire after vampire, and the music fittingly grows triumphant, when he takes one last swing... and the ax stops mid-swing. Some of the steam then blows aside to reveal the BigBad standing right there, grasping the handle and giving Lincoln the DeathGlare.



-->"Abraham ''fucking'' Lincoln."

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-->"Abraham -->'''Barts:''' Abraham ''fucking'' Lincoln."



14th Oct '15 3:04:18 PM Rjinswand
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* {{Badass}}: Abe, Henry and Adam.
30th Jul '15 10:31:26 AM n341100
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23rd Jun '15 7:57:33 AM Larkmarn
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* ActionPresident: While Lincoln gives up vampire hunting after he settles down with Mary Todd and becomes president, he winds up personally leading the defense of the [[spoiler: fake]] convoy of silver along with his two closest advisers.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Adam and lesser vampires indulge in FantasticRacism and promote slavery.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Adam and lesser vampires indulge in FantasticRacism and promote slavery.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Adam PresidentAction: While Lincoln gives up vampire hunting after he settles down with Mary Todd and lesser vampires indulge in FantasticRacism and promote slavery.becomes president, he winds up personally leading the defense of the [[spoiler: fake]] convoy of silver along with his two closest advisers.
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