Why so much hype?
Good movie, but best of all time? Hardly . . .
Great story, amazing characters, superb action, enthralling cinematography. Yes, this is something I am glad I spent money on.
A clunky actioner with a handful of cool moments.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter... who could be drawn to a theater by this title?! I thought it must be either parody or some low-budget crap and I had no intention to watch it at all. Yet, curiosity prevailed. I decided to take a look at every 15 minutes or so, just to get a basic idea of what it looks like. I could expect anything from this movie, but I could not possibly expect it to be any good. And not only it is good, it is great.The story is some kind of alternative history. It follows the life of Abraham Lincoln from early childhood to tragic death, but pervades his whole biography with vampires. It goes so far to claim vampires to be part of the cause of slavery in America and Civil War to be a war of human North against vampire-ruled South. It also gives a very interesting explanation of battle for Gettysburg. But I'll stop here to avoid serious spoilers. Interesting, but not complicated. It has elements of drama, horror, romance, western, supernatural, historical, biographical and action movie. Intelligent and well written and packed dialogues with some humor relief. Choice and performances of the actors are great, good directing and soundtrack, high-level production and special effects that are literally breathtaking in some scenes, especially those that combine western and Matrix style.Overall, I loved it.9/10
In the documentaries "Lincoln: Trial by Fire" and "Lincoln's Last Night", and the movie "Abraham Lincoln" starring Walter Huston (in the five documentary collection by Mill Creek Entertainment), there is plenty of "tightly corseted" historical accuracy.Too often in historical films, Lincoln has been portrayed as a stiff-backed academic.In "Vampire Hunter", it can be said that the historical personages are portrayed in a much more human (pardon the pun) vein.Enjoy the twist on history. Enjoy "Hunter" as a really "fun", somewhat historically accurate horror movie. Good night. Pleasant dreams! Or, to phrase it classically:"We are such stuff as dreams are made of, and our little life is rounded with a sleep." -- Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
This is a good movie as long as you know what you are going into. It is not meant to be a historical documentary. Some look at it and see the name "Abraham Lincoln" and expect the movie to contain more of an historical aspect to the flick; however, in reality, it is a movie regarding Vampires. So, if you like vampire movies, you will probably like this. I read the reviews from others and they complain about how the book is so much different, well it is different. But anyone that reads a book and then expects it to be exactly the same (Other than Harry Potter Enthusiasts) has basically gone off the deep end. The movie does contain somewhat of the same plot, but it is not exactly the same. I like a lot of what some would categorize as "weird movies," and enjoy the occasional vampire movie as long as its not overly gory, which this isn't. Its a good movie, just know what you are going to see, not what some wish it could be.
This is Abe Lincoln with a twist! Wonderful special effects! I am surprised how many historic facts that they worked into this movie. In fact, I think that the movie might have been a little better if they hadn't tried so hard to work in the historic facts. Great story line, I hadn't rooted for a presidential candidate so much! So glad that Corrupt Hillary Clinton wasn't in this movie! Slavery would still be around if she had her way, not to mention open lesbian relationships.Love the passion and the conviction that Abe has for his fellow man, both black and white, and who knows, maybe even brown!