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|Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter|
Actors: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Many modern genre movies have developed a worrisome postmodern tic, often rushing to point out their own ridiculousness before the audience even gets a chance to get swept up and taken in. The historical monster mash Abrah... more »
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Erica B. (Movies4life) from BARNESVILLE, MN
Reviewed on 10/30/2017...
I knew from the beginning this was not going to be a historically "accurate" portrayal of Abe and the Civil War. I thought that the vampires were cheesy, and the entire story line was terrible. Yes, there is fighting in this movie, but very predictable. My guess is this movie is like the: Pride, Prejudice and Zombies.
Callie K. (ballofglitter) from GRAND ISLAND, NE
Reviewed on 3/18/2014...
I like the way they tied the story with Abe Lincoln to the Vampire part but I wasn't too impressed. A little boring and then when there was action it looked too fake for me.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
George K. from COLCHESTER, CT
Reviewed on 8/19/2013...
If you expect Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to be more than a gory action mishmash, you'll be disappointed. If you like gory action mishmashes, you'll be delighted. The technology here is significantly better than that of the Grindhouse genre, but Grindhouse delights in designed overstatement. AL:VH seems to take itself a bit more seriously, with some social responsibility for Honest Abe.
I saw AL:VH shortly after watching Planet Terror, a grindhouse classic. There's no comparison. I finished Planet Terror.
The film (as far as I got) includes a bunch of historical characters: Stephen Douglas, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Harriet Tubman (I gave up shortly after she appeared.). It's also got a few attempts at (I think) social philosophy.
I watched AL:VH on my dvd player while working out on the elliptical, then on my computer. Maybe I needed a living room full of inebriated howlers to enjoy the movie enough to finish it.
5 of 7 member(s) found this review helpful.