Sound Off: Timur Bekmambetov's 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

June 22, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Sound Off

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? President by day. Hunter by night. Would you believe that our 16th President, the iconic and legendary Abraham Lincoln, was actually a seasoned vampire hunter on the side? From the minds of writer Seth Grahame-Smith and Timur Bekmambetov comes Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, in theaters this weekend, starring young actor Benjamin Walker as Honest Abe, the axe-slinger. But how is this action-horror historical epic? Is it any good at all? How are the vampires? Once you've seen it, leave a comment below with your thoughts on Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

To fuel the fire on this one, I saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in 3D and wasn't impressed much. Nothing really stood out, all of the action was exciting for about one second and that's it, plus the story was a complete mess. I feel like cracking a joke about this bordering on being a trainwreck relating to the entire last fight sequence on the train, but that was actually one of the best parts about it. The opening half is the stronger half of this movie, but after about 45 minutes I just didn't care about anyone or anything anymore, and just wanted to see more fights. Benjamin Walker honestly does a damn good job as Lincoln, as does Anthony Mackie as Will Johnson, but overall this was mediocre summer action at best, quickly forgettable.

So what did you think of Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? Historical horror fun or forgettable? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!

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  • weehawk
    this sounded utterly dumb from the get-go. no surprise at all that it's a flop.
    • I did however enjoy the book. It was an inspired, clever, fantastical tale. I tried but never got into the work of Bekmambetov and when I heard he was helming this, I made a sad face.
    • Ehsan Davodi
      Unrealistic Certainly!!
  • Ehsan Davodi
    You have two choise ahead for this movie : See it Or . . . . . See it
  • I'm still going to see it at the flicks. That'll be my third trip to the cinema this year, I must be losing the plot.
  • Dick Sinister
    Go figure, Alex Billington bitchin' about another movie which should be praised for its uniqueness alone. Go see the movie and have fun!! Sorry it's not Philadelphia or Gone With the Wind or anything Alex, it's only for happy people who know how to smile and have a good time.
    • Nick
      Lmfao uniqueness huh? How so? Cause instead of just making a vampire movie in present time like everyone else doing vampire flicks they took one of the most iconic presidents we have had & made him a vampire hunter on top of his presidential duties. Yeah, this film just screams out unique!!!
      • Ehsan Davodi
    • Yeah, because Alex must like every single movie that comes along. It's a new requirement. .......
    • Roger
      Uniqueness like the fact its based on a comic book. Or the fact
  • Dave
    I read the book and it was great however, nothing in the trailer made me really want to see this movie. Some books should just be left alone, like Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies which I'm sure will have a harder time getting off the ground after this movie bombs.
  • Crazy Legs
    It is watchable but I'm disappointed, the book is really good. It's weird because the author of the book helmed the screenplay but he cut out so many key things/themes from the book. I think this movie should have been a two part movie. The first part dealing with him growing up with the huge chip on his shoulder/daddy issues. The movie sped through his back story. In the book you feel why he hates vampires so much! In the movie not so much. I wouldn't buy this movie but I'm not pissed that I saw it in the theater. The action was pretty ridiculous at times, running on running horses?! But the actors did a good job. I'm not a fan of the majorly cg vampires either, the less human they look the less impressive and scary!
  • rennmaxbeta
    Hard to market. Does best on home video.
    • Ehsan Davodi
  • Andrew
    One of the best movies of the summer. Everyone needs to stop comparing it to the book, its a movie and judge it as a movie. The actor who played Lincoln did a very good job.
  • Ferest
    The cinematics were obviously epic, what multi million dollar (summer, blockbuster at that) wouldn't be. The screenplay however, reflected the styling of the book itself. Horribly simple, over done and way to predictable. Lame as shit. Some good previews though.
  • Ferest
    Also, was that the famous jet jackson? lmao
  • jah p
    I enjoyed certain parts of the action scenes in this movie, but at times, I felt like I was watching that planned Abe Lincoln biopic that Spielberg is doing. It got really serious, with the civil war/slave them issues. Okay movie, but Blade still remains to be the best vampire killer IMO....
  • Jurassic_Max
    I'd give it a 5 out of 10
  • Astroboy3000
    it's hard to not compare it to the book seeing as it's a movie based on a book. like most people here, i really enjoyed the book but didn't like the movie. the crazy cgi action scenes all felt bland ..the horse stampede fight, the horse and wagon crashing through the plantation, the train battle. and i hate seeing obviously fake facial hair, that's just a personal pet peeve though. mostly, i found myself wanting it to be over so i could go home.
  • nem
    This was a really good movie. I enjoyed it. Great choice for the summer season,
    Save your money!
  • PoopFaceMcGee
    My dad, who produced the Jersey Shore, said this is the only movie out right now he wanted to see because it was so bad, that everyone will be talking about for the next yr, its like snakes on a plane, fun movie to go in see, not much there except fun blood and more violence
  • Pam
    Feels like they took a few chapters from the book, shook them up, and dumped them out! I could overlook things like the store being in Springfield . . . but Mary Lincoln passing out silver bullets, in the front lines of the war . . . instead of being bedridden with depression . . . was too much!




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