Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Review

abraham lincoln vampire hunter reviewYear: 2012

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Summary: Did you know that one of the greatest American President was also a Vampire Hunter? No? Well neither did I. Thankfully this movie is here to tell us about the dark side of Abraham Lincoln.

My quick Review: Despite having a ridiculous title I was looking forward to Abraham Linocln: Vampire Hunter. While not exactly an horror Movie, Abraham Lincoln.. features vampites, has some gory scenes and is directed by Timur Bekmambetov whose work on “Wanted” I did enjoy. He is indeed a good action director and it does show through the movie. Albeit quite ridiculous, the “hunting” and fights scenes in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter are quite impressive and make good use of the sound and visual effects. There are a couple of gory moments and the vampires have a strong scary look but everything else fail to impress.

The script feels like it has been heavily cut and edited, the characters almost never feel genuine (maybe it is the problem of the actors, it might as well be the poor script and dialog they have been given ) and the whole premise is just over the top ridiculous, not helped by the fact that there is not even an ounce of humour of attempt at self-parody.

Verdict: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is supposed to be a fun summer ride, an action horror comedy but it fails on delivering on both parts.

My Rating: 5/10