Sound Off: Timur Bekmambetov's 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'
by Alex Billington
June 22, 2012
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!