If you were expecting a fun, good time movie about Abe hunting vampires, well leave out the fun and the good time. But that’s not unexpected since ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER is directed by Timur Bekmambetov. His movies Daywatchg, Nightwatch and Wanted have little to do with fun and lots to do with killing, vengeance and style. His movies are easy to spot with their slow motion action sequences and lots of dead bodies. AL: VH is no different. It’s completely mirthless. But the look and style kept me interested for the whole movie. Probably good because Benjamin Walker is just so-so as Honest Abe. He looks the part but alas, Walker is duller than an unsharpened ax. Good thing his ax is dipped in silver and he wields it with rare expertise, because the physical part of his performance is all we have to latch onto. Lincoln wasn’t close to being Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan personality-wise, but I certainly hope he wasn’t this dull. So, is this worth seeing? Fans of Bekmambetov will probably like it. Everyone else, not so much. — Alan Yudman


  1. The premise is ridiculous, but so is this movie and that's what makes it a lot of fun. Still, could have been a whole lot crazier like I was expecting. Good review Alan.


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