Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D

(2012)

President by day. Hunter by night.

Tim Burton presents this action mash-up of American history and horror fantasy directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), following the rise of Abraham Lincoln as both a nation’s leader and a hunter of the undead.... More

Long before any political aspirations, Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) was driven by the desire for revenge against Jack Barts (Marton Csokas) - the killer of his mother. But Barts is no mortal man. Aided by a vampire expert (Dominic Cooper), Lincoln learns to channel his anger into a more noble task: the destruction of all vampires across America.Hide

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This much-anticipated creative melding of Bekmambetov and Burton has to go down as the big disappointment of the year so far. In their determination to remain historically accurate, the pair have forgotten to have fun with what is essentially a lurid and laughable idea.... More

The antics of the top-hatted, axe-wielding Civil War-era aspiring American politician as he vows vengeance on the Dixie-siding bloodsuckers who took his mammy (most notably horribly typecast Kiwi Marton Csokas) just cry out for Gettysberg-inspired one-liners. However, instead we just get po-faced multiple beheadings, with grainly special effects rendered almost unwatchable when viewed through Bekmambetov’s gloom-filled palette.

A bizarro combination of The Matrix Revolutions and New Zealand’s own Perfect Creature, this is only worth watching for fans of feral facial fuzz, the winsome Winstead and for the truly surreal sight of Speights’ former Southern Man throwing a horse at our hero during a battle scene.

Lincoln himself once said that “everybody likes a compliment”, sadly it’s hard to find anything good to say about this cinematic stain on his good name.Hide


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BY BrionyJae superstar

I'll be honest - somehow I missed learning about American history in high school, so I really only knew the bare minimum about Abraham Lincoln. I knew enough to know that he wasn't *really* a Vampire Hunter, of course... ;) but other than that, I had to rely on the actors and the storyline to guide me. And you know what? They succeeded!

I've not seen the majority of these actors before, which was actually really refreshing, and I reckon they all did a great job at bringing their characters to... More life. I particularly enjoyed Dominic Cooper's role - definitely brought some energy and spark into the mix. Benjamin Walker was a charming Abraham Lincoln, making it easy to admire him in the way that we're supposed to :) As for the storyline, it's not the best of plots I've ever seen, but it was far from the worst as well. The ending was really spectacular - the 3D element of the film was particularly well done there! I like the fact that despite the 'vampire' saturation going on these days, this film had its throwbacks to the original vampire genre of Dracula, not the modern-day interpretation - another thing that makes this film refreshing, and well worth a watch.Hide


I won tickets to this movie, it would not be a movie I would choose to see but I actually enjoyed it! The fight scenes were really good and it was an entertaining movie.


BY MeganRY nobody

Interesting concept. I guess there are so many other vampire movies out there that they had to think of something different. Who thought of good old Abe being a vampire hunter!
Overall it was enjoyable with a lot going on. 3D was pretty good....liked the blood splatter effects. I had no attachment to the characters so didnt care who died....not many did thou!
Thanks Flicks! Glad it was't Katy Perry :)


It is indeed a mystery movie, and it really amazes me and my friend who went with me, all the while we thought it would be the latest Batman movie... but we are happy it was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D, we are not fans of vampire movies, but this time we were really entertained, we enjoyed every minute of the movie... it was historical facts but we were left confused while we were in the movie house for its fiction... but when we are already discussing it after the movie, we were back to... More reality that it is indeed a combination of historical facts and fiction... as long as people are back to its senses after the movie, and separate the historical facts and fiction, it is good indeed!... the 3D added a lot of marvels to the movie... my favourite was the fight on the horse chase, it is marvelous on its camera tricks, matrix movie is left behind with its tricks.... the cast are superb, as most of them are new actors.... In whole, we were entertained and went home with big smiles in our faces... Cheers Flicks!Hide


First of all ... a Big "Thank you" for the movie tickets!

We did not know what to expect, and definitely would not have chosen this to see, as I think the age bracket for this movie would have been around the 15 - 28 - just not our scene, or genre!

But in saying that, I did like that it was educational, to a degree, scary - most definitely, sexy - no, vampires are just not my thing!


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The Press Reviews

  • Without a doubt the best film we are ever likely to see on the subject - unless there is a sequel, which is unlikely, because at the end, the Lincolns are on their way to the theater. Full Review

  • The grave tone makes it stiff and leaden, the digi-saturated look is a turn-off. Damnable and disordered. Full Review

  • Bekmambetov directs with gusto, and the forthright absurdity of the story, combined with its weirdly heartfelt self-belief is winning. Full Review

  • Genre enthusiasts will lap up the mixture of action and fantasy, while history buffs who don't mind a bit of rewriting will dig into an alternative spin on the Civil War period. Full Review

  • This ludicrous CGI extravaganza, based on the comic horror novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, can stand proudly beside the best-worst of Ed Wood and Uwe Boll. Full Review

  • What [Bekmambetov] doesn't do is offer us any respite from his 3D CGI barrage, an assault on the senses that makes the bullet John Wilkes Booth fired into the real Abe's noggin seem calming by comparison. Full Review

  • A Civil War-era actioner of questionable taste and historical accuracy but surprisingly consistent entertainment value. Full Review

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