Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Movie Review
Released : June 22nd, 2012
Reviewed : July 12th, 2012
Genre : Action
Story (from IMDB) :
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
Well this was actually a lot better than expected. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter takes the old story of his upbringing but adds in the element of vampires into it. Now these are not your sparkling love struck vampires that we know today but the real horror vampires who feed on blood and kill people.
The entire story of this film is actually a lot more well thought out than I would have expected. It is interesting to see them take historical moments and events from his life then mend the story of vampires into it and still have it seem not completely weird. The action scenes in this movie are also a huge drawing point. They are done excellently with a good use of close up and slow motion scenes to really show the blood and gore. This film also has the good amount of gore where to not go over board with it. The fact that Abe uses a axe as his weapons gives the fights a extra gain to see what all happens. I will say that the final fight scene without spoiling it is beautifully done and really goes all out.
The film at times can seem to take itself a little too seriously at times and seems to forget what it actually is. Also the beginning lays out the story and isn’t overly packed with action so some may find it slow, I however thought it really added the extra parts to the story and layed out the action parts for later in the film.
Overall it is a enjoyable film and a great view.