Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Critic Consensus: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has visual style to spare, but its overly serious tone doesn't jibe with its decidedly silly central premise, leaving filmgoers with an unfulfilling blend of clashing ingredients.
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|Rating:||R (for violence throughout and brief sexuality)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Timur Bekmambetov|
|Written By:||Simon Kinberg, Seth Grahame-Smith|
|In Theaters:||Jun 22, 2012 Wide|
|On DVD:||Oct 23, 2012|
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as Abraham Lincoln
as Henry Sturges
as Mary Lincoln
as Jack Barts
as Stephen A. Douglas
as Josh Speed
as Thomas Lincoln
as Jefferson Davis
as Willie Lincoln
as Senator Jeb Nolan
as Young Abraham Lincol...
as PR Pastor
as Harriet Tubman
as Rev. Dresser
as Will's Brother
as Henry's Wife
as Captain Slash
as Angry Resident
as Scroll Official
as White House Doctor
as Nancy Lincoln
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Critic Reviews for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Rather than create an innovative style to complement the horror-history hybrid, he employs superhero clichés and hackneyed action scenes that only help distract from the ineffectiveness of the film's scant 3-D effects.
If you thought the American Civil War was about ending slavery, you're in for a rude surprise.
Succeeds in being an entertaining, exciting, and chilling genre hybrid
Audience Reviews for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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.
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 it 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
Silly premise aside, this film is a mess of torrid pacing and charisma vacuumed non-acting.
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