Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 2012
Title: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Release year: 2012

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

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Rated 3 out of 5
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Rated 3 out of 5

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is a 2012 action-horror film directed by Timur Bekmambetov and based on the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith. The movie offers a fictional twist to the life of one of America’s most iconic presidents, Abraham Lincoln, by portraying him as a secret vampire hunter.

The film follows Abraham Lincoln (played by Benjamin Walker) as he navigates his presidency during the Civil War while simultaneously waging a hidden war against vampires who are attempting to take over the United States. The story weaves together historical events and vampire mythology, creating an alternate history that blends fact and fiction.

One of the notable aspects of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is its visual style and action sequences. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov, known for his stylized and visually striking films like “Wanted” and “Night Watch.” The action scenes are well-executed and contain moments of intense choreography, particularly during the vampire hunting sequences. The use of slow-motion and dynamic camera work adds a certain flair to the film.

However, while the action and visual effects are impressive, the movie falls short in other areas. The plot can feel convoluted at times, attempting to balance historical events with the vampire hunting storyline. This blending of genres may not resonate with everyone, as it requires a certain suspension of disbelief and a willingness to accept the fictional premise. Additionally, the characters and their development can feel shallow, as the focus seems to be more on the action than on building complex personalities.

Despite these drawbacks, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” does have its entertaining moments. The film embraces its own campiness and delivers an entertaining ride for those who enjoy over-the-top action and a unique twist on history. It’s a movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously and offers a fun and thrilling experience, as long as viewers approach it with the right expectations.

Overall, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is a visually appealing action-horror film that provides a fresh take on history. While it may not be the most thought-provoking or character-driven movie, it succeeds in delivering an entertaining and escapist experience for those who enjoy its unique blend of genres.

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Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Actor: Aaron Thacker-Woodruff,Aaron Toney,Alan Tudyk,Alex Bulat,Alex Lombard,Andrew Niemann,Andrew Serpas,Anthony Mackie,Ashley Lambert,Benjamin Walker,Bernard Hocke,Bill Heintz,Bill Martin Williams,Bradley Randall,Brent Phillip Henry,Brian Paul Falgoust,Brittany Soileau,Caleb Deschanel,Cameron M. Brown,Carl J. Walker,Casey Bundick,Chaz Smith,Chelsea Bruland,Christopher Severio,Curtis Harris,Cynthia LeBlanc,Dane Rhodes,Daniel Vincent,David A Cole,David Michael Fordham,Dominic Cooper,Don Lee,Donna Duplantier,Earl Maddox,Edrick Browne,Edward J. Clare,Edward R. Cox,Elsie Semmes,Elton LeBlanc,Erin Mallory,Erin Wasson,Francis Scully,Frank Brennan,Gene Kevin Hames Jr.,Gustavo I. Ortiz,Hollie Doker,Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson,Jake La Botz,Jakel Marshall,James Ricker II,Jaqueline Fleming,Jared DePasquale,Jay Oliver,Jennifer Schemke,Jenny Slaydon,Jeremy Spring,Jillian Batherson,Jimmi Simpson,John C. Klein,John C. Martin,John L. Armijo,John McConnell,John Neisler,John Rothman,Johnny Otto,Jon Stevenson,Joseph Mawle,Juliet Reeves London,Kelly Hasandras,Ken Adams,Ken Massey,Kevin Waterman,Kristin Daniel,Kyle Kahn,Laura B. Manning,Laura Cayouette,Lauren Hammond,Lawrence Turner,Logan Douglas Smith,Lorna Street Dopson,Lux Haney-Jardine,Mallory Thompson,Mark C. Stevens,Marton Csokas,Mary Elizabeth Winstead,Maya M. Marshall,McIver Williams,Meade Patton,Michael Madary,Michael Patrick Rogers,Mike Agresta,Mike Bleed,Mike Holbrook,Natalie Nicole,Nathaniel Holt,Neil Durr,Pierre Pichon,Rachel G. Whittle,Raevin Stinson,Raymond Delaune,Rebecca Collins,Rex Harsin,Rianne Herron,Richie J. Ladner,Ritchie Montgomery,Robin McLeavy,Rufus Sewell,Russell M. Haeuser,Scott Michael Jefferson,Sean Glazebrook,Sean Keehan,Seth Grahame-Smith,Shane Pinson,Simeon Sjöberg,Stephen Daniel Wayne,Stephen Livaudais,Steve Rally,Tara Francis,Taylor Newman,Teri Wyble,Terry Lee Smith,Timothy Pickles,Todd Schmidt,Tom Bubrig,Travis Hedges Williams,Travis Wade Locke,Vatican Lokey