Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Jays Rating: C. I had one eye open.
With all of the Vampire stories being generated now days of course we should expect an action, horror film called Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. When the 16th president of the United States is just a boy his mother is murdered by a vampire which motivates him to hunt the killer. When Abraham Lincoln played by Benjamin Walker becomes a man he learns how to kill vampires with his ax at the same time he is an attorney, senator and the president of the U.S. leading the country through a civil War. My first thought before I attended the screening is that the title is so absurd and ridiculous. What’s next a movie called George Washington Werewolf Slayer? This film is actually based on a book by Seth Grahame-Smith. As expected people leaving the theater who read the novel said the book was much better. (That’s not unusual so I guess vampires being stabbed, slashed and cut didn’t improve in 3D) This isn’t my favorite genre of films but any movie needs good dialogue or at least more then the slow motion bloody action scenes which pepper this movie. I have to admit this film was better then I expected. The story was interesting, the plot was intriguing and if you are an action, horror fan you may really enjoy it. I’m giving this ludicrous, yet interesting film a C+ rating.
This movie has been given a R rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.