The Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer was released yesterday, and as a native of Springfield, Illinois I've been doing my best to avoid this refashioning of the greatest American president (and our only meal ticket) into a kitschy horror star. But this is what I get for reading the comments at Viva El Birdos: a not-insignificant faction of VEB readers are convinced that Lincoln's rail-splitting axe-swing at the end of this teaser trailer looks like nothing so much as Matt Holliday's wild-looking line drive follow-through. I'll leave how similar as an exercise to the viewer:â†µâ†µ
This link will take you to the video itself; the swing is somewhere around 1:05.â†µ
I have to admit it: It's a little uncanny, if only because Holliday always looks like he's swinging an axe. And since Matt Holliday is more in need of an image boost and additional popularity than Springfield's only hero, how about we just pretend the whole thing is about making the Cardinals' left fielder look cooler, instead of making Lincoln into a wacky punchline?