Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Review

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American action fantasy horror film based on the 2010 novel of the same name. The film was directed and co-produced by Timur Bekmambetov, along with Tim Burton. The novel's author, Seth Grahame-Smith, wrote the adapted screenplay, and Benjamin Walker stars as the title character. The real-life figure Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, is portrayed in the novel and the film as having a secret identity as a vampire hunter. In my opinion, the movie has a fresh storyline that will keep the viewers in their toes. It should come as no surprise to learn that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is neither as good nor as bad as its laugh-out-loud trailer suggests. On the plus side, it's nowhere near as terrible as the all-title-no-trousers catastrophe of Cowboys & Aliens, a movie so awful that even the head of the studio that made it labeled it "crappy". On the downside, despite the Spinal Tap maxim that there's a very thin line between clever and stupid, this sometimes proves that there's an even thinner line between stupid and just plain dumb. Adapted by screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith from his own novel, this movie recasts America's 16th president as a heroic figure whose hatred of slavery intertwines neatly with a lust for vengeance upon the bloodsuckers who killed his mother. Having suffered exactly the kind of early-life traumas required of superheroes, young Abe goes on to save the nation with a facial hair-and-hat arrangement every bit as distinctive as Batman's cowl or Superman's cape. At the centre of all this jolly nonsense is a promising premise about abolitionists fighting vampires in a culture where in the slave trade turns people into raw meat, and in which the sight of rich white Southerners feasting upon their poor black prey is a fleetingly chilling high

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