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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Marton Csokas

Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time-honored genre and present the terrifying creatures of the night as they were meant to be experienced -- as fierce, visceral, int... read more read more...ense and bloodthristy. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter brings to the screen the secret life of our nation's favorite history's greatest hunter of the undead. -- (C) Official Site

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  • August 4, 2014
    I enjoyed the storyline of combining the Civil war and Abe Lincoln with vampires, but silver bullets or not, three good guys would not be able to defeat that many vampires on the train. So it turns into just an action film - and all action with little believability turns me off.
  • January 21, 2014
    I admit, when I first heard about this movie I was really sceptical. Who wouldn't? It sounds completely absurd even as a work of fiction. Who'd think of putting Lincoln and Vampires together in one movie? But after seeing the first trailer I was really looking forward to this as ... read moreit had the dark mood and right amount of action you'd expect from such a film.

    The movie itself is amazing. It wasn't complete fiction where everything was just a story. The important parts of history where in this. Obviously not as they happened, with the Vampires, but always with a touch of real happenings. The deaths of Lincolns mother Nancy and son William, the marriage with Mary Todd, travelling on the Mississippi to New Orleans, his view on slavery and the war, just to mention a view. I as a Vampire fan from child days on thought the way they were portrayed was just right. They might not have been burnt by the sunlight and have two main fangs rather than only fangs but other than that the way they were shown was great. I think seeing this in 3D would've been even better. The action scenes were just right, maybe not as harsh as some thought but to me it didn't have to be all brutal. In fact if it would've been the rest of the story might have been pushed to the background. As I said in other reviews I always like to mention the music as a movie would be nothing without it. It either complements the film or disturbs it with unnecessary songs and sounds. The music was just right, adding the dark mood more intense than a picture only. 4 1/2 Stars 12=15-13
  • December 6, 2013
    Silly premise aside, this film is a mess of torrid pacing and charisma vacuumed non-acting.
  • August 13, 2013
    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is not good enough to be taken seriously and a bit too good to label as a b-movie. It should be regarded as a really good big budget b-movie. Take it for what it is and what it always set out to do and you cannot fault it. If the idea got you excit... read moreed then I think you'll probably enjoy it. It's better than Van Helsing anyway. The only thing I didn't like was the inclusion of Lincoln's son dying of a Vampire bite instead of the truth that he actually died of typhoid. It just didn't sit well with me, his other son's aren't in the film, why include the first one that died? Anyway, I liked it for all its B-movie goodness.
  • May 15, 2013
    Since reading the book, written by the same person who did this screenplay, I have wanted to love this wholly. Alas, that was never to be, because though I love playful interpretation of history, and I love the supernatural for all it's worth, this film does not mash the two idea... read mores into a coherent and enjoyable story. Really, this has all the elements of a very badly made indie horror film, but with historical accuracy and a big budget. That's my first main problem actually: the historical accuracy. Like the book this film follows the actual timeline of Lincoln's life, which means that everything he does, whether fighting vampires, or getting tutored by the character of Henry (Cooper), it's in a setting that Lincoln actually lived in. That means that most of the movie takes place in a small Illinois town, and mostly revolves around Lincoln slaying vampires, unnamed and mostly unarmed. Even with the endless action, there aren't any real stakes, except brutal revenge on Lincoln's part, and that doesn't really fuel anything. Even when he has the enemy of two very evil and assassinating vampires take the reins and start the Civil War, we know he's going to win against them. There's a shoehorned climax involving a train, which doesn't propel anything forward. The effects weren't even that great; if we're being perfectly frank, and most of the time the characters are surrounded by so many effects that we can barely even see them let alone get into it. The movie also uses vampires as the reason for the Civil War, which is taken from the book, but unlike the book Lincoln is given a black friend and from the start wants an end to slavery. Why could that truth be broken and yet he has to be in a certain place when certain vampire slaying takes place? That and Mary Todd isn't crazy but a caring and diligent wife, which is just too far from the truth. The only part of this film that can even be described as awesome would be the ending, which really feeds well into the credits, and is a better ending than in the book. This film doesn't even get to be silly stupid action fun, because most of the action is shrouded in CGI, and there aren't many stakes, even at the end. For a film that has elements that everybody loves, nobody explicitly loves this film.
  • January 15, 2013
    I know that this movie was cheesy. I know that it was a silly concept...BUT, I was really surprised that I enjoyed it anyway. The special effects were enjoyable to watch. The storyline was good. I found it fun, fast paced, and interesting. I am a vampire movie fan, so maybe I was... read more just easily entertained...
  • January 5, 2013
    "I didnt' know anything about this movie. All I knew was that my niece read the book and wanted the movie badly. So I gave it to her for Christmas. So now after seeing it, I wanna read the book. It was pretty good. I enjoyed the twist on the Vampires and even the playful idea tha... read moret Mr. Lincoln himself, was a slayer. The movie has plenty of action and gore. I loved some of the kills. I am not sick and twisted, I just enjoy a good kill that's all. The actor's all did a great job and the SE were good. I will definitley be seeing this one again."
  • December 19, 2012
    President by day. Hunter by night.

    Good movie! Acting was good, nothing Oscar worthy but no poor performances. Everyone did their job well, especially Benjamin Walker and Dominic Cooper. They both excelled in their roles as Lincoln and Henry respectively. Plot flowed well and wa... read mores easy to follow, and the action was absolutely fantastic. It was over the top, fast paced, bloody, and very well done. If you don't mind seeing vampires getting hacked, slashed, and bashed to death in a wide variety of ways, you'll enjoy this movie.

    At the age of 9, Abraham Lincoln witnesses his mother being killed by a vampire, Jack Barts. Some 10 years later, he unsuccessfully tries to eliminate Barts but in the process makes the acquaintance of Henry Sturgess who teaches him how to fight and what is required to kill a vampire. The quid pro quo is that Abe will kill only those vampires that Henry directs him to. Abe relocates to Springfield where he gets a job as a store clerk while he studies the law and kills vampires by night. He also meets and eventually marries the pretty Mary Todd. Many years later as President of the United States, he comes to realize that vampires are fighting with the Confederate forces. As a result he mounts his own campaign to defeat them.
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    December 2, 2012
    hmm. so its about vampire conspiracy. the civil war and background of abe just a supporting the story.
    nice story and character but its ridiculous to watch.
  • December 1, 2012
    It wasn't a very good movie, but I found it entertaining. It's overly serious in it's tone and the editing is choppy and it has bad CGI. So why did I enjoy it? I think the acting and the themes of the film are what pulled me through it. The acting was actually decent and some of ... read morethe axe throwing/blood spraying was fun. Yes, Abraham Lincoln is a vampire hunter, but it's execution of that idea was a bit lame. The movie was to busy trying to tell a backstory, when all people came to see was Lincoln in a top hat with a beard hunting vampires. Overall- Despite the fact that I was sort-of-entertained for two hours, I wouldn't recommend it.

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