Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Movie Reviews

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  • 4
    Lol, well for half the movie I was convinced that the guy who plays Abe Lincoln in this is the kid from "Boy Meets World" but I guess that isn't the case. I really liked this movie, though I thought it could have been done better if they picked up the pace in the middle. There's a lot of internal dialogue that the character goes through as he tries to hunt vampires, but I think it would have worked better if it were just a straightforward action movie. Don't make it so complicated! After all, how many times do we get to see our nation's greatest president kill and slay vampires?
    I never read the book so I can't offer a critique of whether it tells the story right, but I did like how Tim Burton took his trademark dark touches and made the movie unlike anything else I've seen. If Abe Lincoln has time to hunt vampires and save the country from splitting in half, then Obama should be able to solve the economic crisis in no time. Just kidding, I know it's fantasy. Still, a fun movie that I will probably watch again on DVD.
  • 3
    This was one of my favorite reads of the decade when it was published, so I knew going in that there was no way the movie was going to be able to compare to the book. There's just no way a standard Hollywood film can fit in all the richness and details of the book into a 2 hour movie. Not. Gonna. Happen.
    Having said that, if you take the movie for what it is, it's actually pretty enjoyable. Sure, it isn't the kind of movie that you're going to watch over and over, but it has its own charms that fans of fantasy and horror will likely enjoy. It's the story of Abe Lincoln on the quest to avenge his mother's death. His mother was killed by a vampire, so he becomes a vampire hunter - while he's still President of the United States and waging a war to keep the union from falling apart.
    Sounds like a lot, right? It is, which is why the book is far superior. Still, the movie is worth a peek if you like Tim Burton. His movies are, if nothing else, highly stylized and visually arresting.
  • 2
    Oh, what could have been. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" should have been an awesome movie based on premise alone, but movies start out as premises, then need a story to see them through to the end. ALVH just doesn't have the story to see it through. The initial idea is pretty awesome. Young Abe sees his mom killed by a vampire and vows revenge. He's trained by a career vampire hunter who shows him how to take down the blood suckers in brutal fashion. Along the way, he woos Mary Todd and saves the day during the Civil War. I learned a bunch of new things watching this movie, like the Confederacy was a bunch of vampires, and that back then, everything looked like an old timey photo, all sepia toned. This movie should have been a lot of fun, but it's schizophrenic. It doesn't know whether it wants to be a crazy, silly movie or serious, so it decides to be both, and director Timur Bekmambetov can't make these two different genres coexist. He's also too fond of that sped-up, slowed-down action that gives me a headache. And his Lincoln, Benjamin Walker, just isn't up to taking on the role. Oh well, maybe the sequel, "William Henry Harrison: Zombie Fighter", will be better.
  • 2
    I did not really like this film and do not recommend seeing it in the theaters. I am not a fan of big budget films that are full of special effects and action but have no substance and this film was exactly like that. This film was based on a single joke and it became boring and repetitive very fast. The film is CGI heavy and it overwhelms everything else and the film becomes completely pointless. I do think that the movie was well-cast and the actors did a great job with what they were given which was not a lot. Overall, I think this film was a waste of my time and money but if you are into films like this one I bet you will like it.
  • 3
    There are going to be people who will be offended by this film and I will call those people snobbish because this film was awesome and I had lots of fun watching it. The film is very entertaining and fun to watch and i really don’t care what the critics are saying, I had a great time watching it. The film is exciting, witty and very well-cast with great visuals and plenty of thrills. I think it is the best action movie of the summer and if you like fast paced films full of awesome vampires and killer presidents you should hurry to the theater.
  • 4
    I really did not expect to like this film at all but I did and I think it is worth seeing it in the theaters. My friend and I have very different taste in movies so we worked out a system in which one time we see a movie I like and another time we see a film that he likes, it works pretty well. Anyway, this film was a complete surprise to me because I was so sure that I will hate it. We saw the movie in 3D and it looked phenomenal and I recommend you spend that extra cash because it is worth it. The film was interesting, the acting was great and it looked amazing visually. Overall, I recommend seeing it in the theaters.
  • 4
    I did not think I will like this film and I was surprised that I had a good time watching it. I did not know anything about this film before I saw it so when I realized that Abraham Lincoln is a vampire I was pretty surprised. The film was amazing visually and we saw it in 3D which was totally worth the extra cash. I think the film was very well made and there is no surprise considering the people involved in this project. I thought that the actors did a great job with their performances and the story was outrageous but quite interesting and captivating. Overall, I think the film was entertaining and most people will enjoy watching it.
  • 4
    I remember seeing the trailer of this film and laughing and I also remember saying that I will never ever see it in theaters. Well, there is a saying: never say never and I found myself watching this film with my friend who dragged me with him. I have to say that the film was quite interesting and original and I had a pretty good time watching it. The film looked really cool visually and I guess i should not be surprised by that because it was made by Tim Burton who always delivers on the visuals. Overall, I think this film is worth seeing in the theaters because it is entertaining and fresh.
  • 4
    Every time I saw the trailer for this film it made me laugh, actually the whole audience would laugh. I really wanted to see this film because it is such an outrageous idea and Tim Burton is the one to realize it and that says it all. I can say that I liked this film and I recommend seeing it in the theaters. I thought the film was very well made, it looked incredible and it was interesting and entertaining, it is a perfect summer film. The acting in the film was great and I liked the story the most. Overall, I think this film is worth seeing in the theaters, I think you will have lots of fun watching t.
  • 3
    I've loved Tim Burton's movies since back in the 1980s but this reinvention of the story of Abraham Lincoln left me unsettled. I thought my kids might enjoy it since it has something that I think is good (presidential history) and something that they like (cute vampires).
    Not exactly. It's hard to gauge what the point of making Abe Lincoln a vampire killer was: wouldn't it have worked the same if he was just another guy who didn't happen to also be the POTUS? I thought it would be a more fun movie since it's produced by Tim Burton, but it's actually quite serious and even dull. It has a few memorable moments, and I like the fact that they tried to do something different, but even my kids thought this vampire story was void of any real entertainment.

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