As a result he mounts his own campaign to defeat them. The quid pro quo is that Abe will kill only those vampires that Henry directs him to. Thank heavens Lincoln left behind his notebook, or we'd never have known. Plot flowed well and was easy to follow, and the action was absolutely fantastic. If you don't go in holding the films premise against it, than you'll have a blast with it! If I had any complaints it would be that I did feel like the film dragged a bit in the middle. Overall I was very impressed, having never read the book I did not really know what to expect. The dialogue is corny but I actual think that played as a strength to a film rather than a weakness.
The time spent suspending belief is well worth it. One night, his mom died from an undiscovered disease and from then on, he's waited and searched for his mom's killer, only to discover a new large world of vampires. Some 10 years later, he unsuccessfully tries to eliminate Barts but in the process makes the acquaintance of Henry Sturgess who teaches him how to fight and what is required to kill a vampire. But of course, impressive visual effects and eye-catching stunts would be what you would expect from a movie directed by Timur Bekmambetov. If your a history buff you won't be disappointed. Abe relocates to Springfield where he gets a job as a store clerk while he studies the law and kills vampires by night. In the Lincoln-Barts fight, the two were in a sandy place with many horses galloping.
At the age of 9, Abraham Lincoln witnesses his mother being killed by a vampire, Jack Barts. As a result he mounts his own campaign to defeat them. While the second half of the film was a bit better, I felt that the first half of the film was a bit lacking in dialog. The same happened in parts of the climax but this time, smoke and sparks caused it. Mary Todd doesn't appear to change with the exception of very few creases on her face whereas Will Johnson doesn't have a change in appearance at all.
When I entered the theater, my initial thought was that this movie would bring me disappointment. In the end, he becomes the President of the United States, only to have his career troubled by the devastating Civil War where vampires play a part in it somehow. They both excelled in their roles as Lincoln and Henry respectively. I had absolutely no idea that he had enjoyed a career prior to his entry into politics as a vampire slayer, nor that there had been a large contingent of vampires within the Confederate army. He also meets and eventually marries the pretty Mary Todd. It takes you and makes you part of the scenes and is recommended although some of the scenes would make the 3D a nuisance.
I would highly recommend seeing the film in 3D if you have the option. It might intentionally done like that to give it more of an old feeling but it may also be a distraction because you don't know what's going on. Some 10 years later, he unsuccessfully tries to eliminate Barts but in the process makes the acquaintance of Henry Sturgess who teaches him how to fight and what is required to kill a vampire. Benjamin Walker also surprisingly did a good job as Lincoln. The director does a fine job of making a believable story of one of the greatest and most beloved presidents in American history. But what I noticed in the action scenes, particularly the Lincoln-Barts fight and parts of the climax, was that it was quite unclear.
At the age of 9, Abraham Lincoln witnesses his mother being killed by a vampire, Jack Barts. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is exactly what you would expect from the title. Abe relocates to Springfield where he gets a job as a store clerk while he studies the law and kills vampires by night. Abraham Lincoln kicking vampire ass! I also felt there was a bit of a disaster with the make-up. The serious tone and silly premise may turn off some people, but the serious tone actually works to the films advantage and actually made the movie more fun. But it turned out to be much better than expected and a fun film filled with lots of violence, blood, gore, and vampire decapitations. There he becomes a vampire hunter under the guidance of Henry Sturges who has a secret.
The same cannot be said with Abraham's wife Mary Todd, and Abraham's other friend Will Johnson. He also meets and eventually marries the pretty Mary Todd. However, his vampire hunting career reaches a hiatus in the middle of a movie where Abraham is now interested in pursuing a career in politics. As a Brit, my knowledge of Abraham Lincoln is limited to stovepipe hat and beard, the Civil War, abolition of slavery, and assassination at the theatre by John Wilkes Booth. Talking about action scenes, they were all great and fantastic. Having one of the greatest presidents of all time as the character of a vampire hunter would be the last thing anyone would expect. Abe relocates to Springfield where he gets a job as a store clerk while he studies the law and kills vampires by night.
I mean, Abraham Lincoln as a vampire hunter? But other scenes where there is blood will be enhanced by the 3D and some of the blood may even squirt out to your face. Acting was good, nothing Oscar worthy but no poor performances. But before he becomes that, he's just an ordinary boy living in a world consumed by slavery. This movie is hugely enjoyable and absolutely daft. The 3D effects are also used very well in the film and delivers a good mix of depth and gimmicky moments and really enhanced the action sequences. Great mix of fantasy and reality. The group I was with really enjoyed the movie.
The vampires are led by a leader named Adam. Overall, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a fun flick that delivers on exactly what it promises. Abe relocates to Springfield where he gets a job as a store clerk while he studies the law and kills vampires by night. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. Benjamin Walker, an actor I have never heard of, but who looks very much like a young Liam Neeson, plays young Lincoln and, with old makeup and a sticky-on beard, old Lincoln in a batch of preposterous nonsense in which our hero become expert at whirling around a silver-bladed axe, surviving horrific physical trauma, decapitating vampires, chatting up Mary Elizabeth Winstead, starting the Civil War, and melting down everyone's silver into musket balls in order to defeat the 1st Confederate Vampire Infantry Regiment. Some 10 years later, he unsuccessfully tries to eliminate Barts but in the process makes the acquaintance of Henry Sturgess who teaches him how to fight and what is required to kill a vampire. We can also see this change with Abraham's friend Joshua Speed.