Monday, June 25, 2012

Movie Monday: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

This Movie Monday is for a film both Todd and I have been looking forward to since trailers first aired, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Based on the "What If?" historical novel by Seth Graham-Greene, this movie is the type of peanut butter/chocolate mix of historical drama and bloodthirsty monsters that looked to go well together. We both enjoyed ourselves, and while it's not Top 10 material, you might still enjoy it if you like violent films like Underworld, Night Watch or Wanted.

After his mother is murdered by a monster in the night, young Abraham Lincoln plots revenge, which opens his world to the knowledge that Vampires are real and fighting for power in the United States. Trained by a secretive Vampire hunter, he learns that the Vampires rule the south and use slavery as a means to obtain cheap food and labor. With this information, Lincoln's ascent to the Presidency is meant to not only end slavery, but break the Vampires' hold in the United States and send them away for good.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter stars Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Anthony Mackie, Jimi Simpson, and Marton Csokas. It is also produced by Bekmambetov and Tim Burton.

Click here to check out the whole review at Open Letters Monthly.

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