Reviews and Problems with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D (Blu-ray)
1 February 2013
Excerpt: There's something to be said for a movie that delivers on its title. If one was to go into a theater to watch Snakes on a Plane and then complain it's nothing more than snakes on a plane, that person is being foolish. Likewise, expecting historically accurate drama from something called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is just as inane. It's far from a perfect movie; silly, ridiculous, and gives audiences exactly what it promises. You can't ask any more than that.
Excerpt: This past summer, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter came and went through theaters without much of an impact. It was not really a colossal failure, but it also did not do much to win over fans of a genre mash-up. I read the book based on recommendations and obvious intrigue, due to the fact that it’s called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter , and I found it to be a really interesting read in the way it told a tale that involved vampires, while clearly being well-researched...
Excerpt: Revisionist history isn’t a genre or coined term that suits Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter . Beard and top hat in tow, the 16th President doesn’t directly fight for his political views so much as he does to slaughter hordes of Southern vampires. That’s where they’ve taken up their residence, and that’s why the Civil War began. Maybe “fantastical history” fits better?
Conclusion: 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' is a raucously fun ride through revisionist history. It's a movie that completely owns its illogical nature and uses it to its advantage. It's exciting, decently constructed, and entertaining. What else could you ask from a movie about a past president slicing up mythical undead creatures?
Conclusion: Promising nothing more than pure mindless popcorn fun, 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' delivers with an outlandishly silly and colorful bravado. Director Timur Bekmambetov not only brings the fun, humor, and excitement to an outrageous plot about our 16th President battling the undead, but he does it with wild showmanship and absurdly creative flair. The 3D Blu-ray arrives with a disappointing video presentation but the lossless audio more than make-ups for it.