GREAT MOMENTS IN HISTORY——– At the risk of losing my critic credential; Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was an enjoyable quasi/ what if our fore father of emancipation was axe choppin’ blood suckers all the way to the Gettysburg address. As a boy Lincoln’s mother is killed by vampire Jack Barts, scarring him mentally for life, taking up the task to find the monster years later.
A grown Abraham (Benjamin Walker) pursuing an unsuccessful vendetta , results in him being taught by a mysterious mentor Henry Sturges (Rufus Sewell), guiding Lincoln to the appropriate kills, leading to a revelation that will determine his destiny but the entire country. Of course with that scenario, there is more things stirring under the stove top hat than what appears. There is a terrific train sequence that is so outrageous and exciting, it actually puts present action flicks to shame.
The Movie is a romp, no more than the Abbott & Costello films was about their Universal monsters in the 40′s. The CGI is just as excessive as any Evil Residential franchise, but here unlike those, the approach is more goofy fun than hardcore serious. It strikes with just amount of camp in relation to the bloodletting violence. Director Tim Bekmambetov with screenwriter Seth Grahame- Smith makes no excuses, Your here to enjoy the outlandishness, and to the subjects credit it gets my vote.
I give this two glasses of Blanton’s original barrel with a light wheat beer.