"Abraham Lincoln is a bad ass," that's what I walked out of the theater thinking after I saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
The movie is the latest from Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (and no, it doesn't feature Johnny Depp as most of Burton's films do). It centers around Abraham Lincoln and (yes, you guessed it) his hobby of vampire hunting. The story was adapted from the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith.
There isn't a lot to this movie, but then again why should there be? The story follows Abe from childhood showing why he became a vampire hunter, showing his training, hunting of the vampires, and eventual rise to the presidency. They tie in some accurate historical moments while weaving in the fantasy, which keeps the story entertaining (and almost making you think - 'Hey, this could have happened'). The vampires are depicted as vampires were meant to be - fierce, bloodthirsty and somewhat scary (Sorry Twilight Fans - no sparkling here).
I really enjoyed the fight scenes. They were entertaining to watch, and had the right amount of blood and gore without going overboard. I was also impressed with just how much Benjamin Walker looked like Abe Lincoln.
If you go into this movie expecting it to be what it is - A tale of a vampire killing, ax weilding president - then you won't be disappointed.
If you are expecting an epic love story, deep meaningful dialogue, an intense mysterious storyline or if you are bothered by blood then this movie may not be for you.
~Roxy the Web Girl