Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; as soon as you here those words a lot of thoughts run through your mind. One of my initial thoughts was that it was going to be the most ridiculous film ever made, but I was proven very wrong.
Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) is a boy at the beginning of the film and we see his mother get bitten by a vampire and sadly pass away. From this moment Lincoln is determined to exact his revenge. He befriends Henry Sturges (Dominic Cooper) after meeting in a bar. Sturges begins to train Lincoln to he can eventually fight Adam (Rufus Sewell) and eradicate the vampires.
I was very sceptical when I turned up to see this film, as I wasn’t sure whether or not it was going to be just plain silly or brilliant. But within the first two minutes of the film I knew that it was going to be great.
The storyline to this film is something that I would have never thought of, but surprisingly it works so well. Abraham Lincoln seems like the perfect candidate to be a vampire hunter, and he is. Not only does this film have a superb substance to it, but it also has some of the best cinematography I have seen in awhile. Often when a 3D film is shown, half of it isn’t even in 3D and the parts that are, don’t use it to their advantage. Whereas in this film they have used the 3D so well, especially in the fight scenes including a fight scene with horses which makes you feel as if you’re actually in the shot yourself.
If you haven’t seen this film, you need to go and see it now. Although the title might be off putting, try to forget that and keep an open mind. Once you’ve seen it, you’ll all agree that it would have been totally badass if the whole thing were true.
Wow, it feels like we watched an entirely different film! I thought it was very middle of the road and a bit daft – this coming from a comic book fan who’s willing to accept the outworldly. I thought Walker was great, but the rest of the cast were like a high school drama set.
I didn’t think it was daft as pretty much the majority of films are completely absurd (including this one) and impossible but I thought this was different and inventive. As for the acting, I wouldn’t say high school drama, but they could’ve brushed it up a bit. But in all I thought it was brilliant!