Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Director Timur Bekmambetov takes on the fictitious tale about one of the United States greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, hunting for vampires. The film, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter stars Benjamin Walker in the title role. The film is based off the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith that shares the same name. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter centers on the life of the 16th president, who loses his mother to a vampire, which results in his revenge and revolt against the outpouring of vampires in the United States. Can President Lincoln save America by abolishing the vicious neck-biting villains, or will they take over the country and eventually the world?

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was a disappointment. It focuses on this outlandish idea that the famed president fought and killed vampires for a living. It's an interesting twist on his somewhat ordinary life, but very far-fetched. 
The special effects were campy and unoriginal. There are a lot of action and fighting scenes which was fun and exciting to watch, but there was far too much gore and unnecessary brutal slayings throughout the film.
 The acting in the film was mediocre. Walker is good, and makeup does a fantastic job at making him look exactly like the real Abe Lincoln, but, no one truly stuck out in their performance.
            In conclusion, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is highly recommended to anyone who enjoys thrillers, gore and films filled with decent acting, absurd storylines and the thought that one of the most famous people in history was a vampire slayer.

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