Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Cropped portion of Abraham Lincoln Photograph,...

Cropped portion of Abraham Lincoln Photograph, platinum print from wet plate collodion glass negative (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you have wondered about but never bought those classic books redux like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, or Android Karenina, then this film will give you a taste of the mash between historical events and trendy icons(vampires, zombies,…), and it is quite entertaining if you don’t take it seriously: history part.

We get a taste of slavery right at the beginning, not only with the obvious black family struggle, but also, more interestingly, with the white people buried in their debt and have to submit to their debtor. As young Lincoln(Lux Haney-Jardine) he already senses that inequality, and always ready to defend his black mate Will Johnson(Curtis Harris). The story is loosely based on how Lincoln(Abraham Lincoln)became the President and how the civil war came about. The mess up entertaining part is that Lincoln or Abe becomes a vampire axe-slayer to vengeance her mother’s death from a pointy kiss of Jack Barts(Marton Csokas). At the same time, vampires are feeding on the poor folks in the southern states, and they are expanding. Henry Sturges(Dominic Cooper)is Abe’s vampire killing instructor, mentor, friend, and a rebel himself. Adam(Rufus Sewell) is the clan leader, who has moved through centuries to see up-rises and declines of the human race…like God?!

The movie was made by Timur Bekmambetov. If you like the originality and creativity of Day Watch (2004) and Night Watch (2006), like me, you will enjoy the fighting scenes of this film.

While three out of three of my friends said that Oscar nominated Lincoln(2012) was factually accurate, but ultimately slow and boring, then this film perhaps is a better alternative?!




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