Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Only the living can kill the dead.
The mostly negative reviews for this film kind of baffle me. I don't know what others expected when they bought a ticket to a film called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but I sure hope it wasn't a history lesson.
The title says it all, Abe Lincoln, besides being one of the greatest presidents the United States has ever seen is also a vampire hunter. Vampires murdered his mother, so he seeks revenge, eventually the Vamps get on the bad side of the Civil War, so now Lincoln must defend not just his family, but his nation.
First of all, a TON of credit has to go towards Benjamin Walker for his Lincoln. To say he was awesome is kind of an understatement. A film like this is meant to rest on the back of the visual effects, but Walker is the film's heart. He looks like Lincoln, and plays him exceptionally well. That's a large load for a newcomer, and he handles it well. So what if the film defies logic/physics/gravity in every aspect possible? It was an entertaining film to watch, and contains possibly the best horse chasing scene I've ever seen in a movie. The middle drags, but Abe the Hunter was a fun ride through and through. I just don't think it deserves the wave of negativity its getting.
Memorable Quote: "This isn't the only railroad." - Will Johnson (Anthony Mackie)