June 28, 2012

Entertainment Review Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Cpl. Aaron Diamant
Desert Warrior Staff

Can a story about a vampire killing historical American President thrill and excite viewers?

I’ll answer that question with another. Are you serious?

Fortunately, the answer is yes, assuming that moviegoers can suspend enough disbelief and lock into screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith’s eccentric retelling of Abraham Lincoln’s secret monsterslaying nightlife.

Certainly, anyone expecting a straightforward and grounded take on the life of our 16th President should pass on the film, as Vampire Hunter is full of one-note characters and ridiculous attempts at tying the supernatural plot to real life events. That said the eccentric film is exactly what viewers should expect from a film directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) about an axe-wielding President who fights to free America from slavery and undead bloodsuckers, alike.

This movie is no theatrical masterpiece, it’s not 100 percent historically accurate and it’s not a true action movie either. What it is, is a fun movie.

For anyone who can accept the experience on its own terms, there are plenty of entertaining moments of vampire hunting to keep your appetite for a fun time at the theater.

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