24/05/2013

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Film: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Release: 2012, theatrical
Starring: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
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Description: In this retelling of the life of one of Americas greatest presidents, vampires lurks the night and he makes it his personal mission to eliminate all of them

Hans' thoughts:

Assuming you're not put off by the title and the premise, there is good times to be found in this movie. This movie sounds like a comedy, but in fact it takes itself completely seriously and straight-faced. While the premise may be silly, the actors managed (in my case at least) to sell their emotions and the action scenes were pretty well done. This movie has bullet-time but it's careful to not overuse it, making it a thrill to look at. This is also a movie of spectacles, as some of the actions scenes has pretty catastrophic things happening around it (especially the climax). Not having read the book which the movie is based on, I couldn't tell you how faithful this is to the source material. However, if you're the kind of person who can look past the silliness of an American president fighting vampires with a wood choppers axe, and engage in the sheer action and indulgement this movie presents, you will most likely not be disappointed. I wasn't.
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