You thought Abe carried that axe around because of all the rail-splitting he did? Think again.
Trying to stick to my process of reading the book before seeing the movie. In celebration of Golden Globe / Oscar season, the South Portland Public Library put up a terrific display featuring many books that have been made into movies.
Now, I've wanted to see Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter since it came out this summer (probably even more than I want to see Lincoln), but I did not know that it was a book first. And again I'll say, how did I NOT know this?
The special effects are fun, kind of Matrix-inspired. It's violent, but you don't really feel angst about evil vampires getting chopped to bits. I don't, anyway.
There's a "making-of" in the DVD Special Features. It turns out that the book and the movie were written and developed simultaneously - so the book was NOT based on the movie. They were created together!
Dominic Cooper is no Daniel Day-Lewis. But I enjoyed the book AND the movie all the same.