Can a story about a vampire killing historicalÂ American President thrill and excite viewers?
Iâ€™ll answer that question with another. Are youÂ serious?
Fortunately, the answer is yes, assuming thatÂ moviegoers can suspend enough disbelief and lockÂ into screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smithâ€™s eccentricÂ retelling of Abraham Lincolnâ€™s secret monsterslayingÂ nightlife.
Certainly, anyone expecting a straightforwardÂ and grounded take on the life of our 16th PresidentÂ should pass on the film, as Vampire Hunter is full ofÂ one-note characters and ridiculous attempts at tyingÂ the supernatural plot to real life events. That saidÂ the eccentric film is exactly what viewers shouldÂ expect from a film directed by Timur BekmambetovÂ (Wanted) about an axe-wielding PresidentÂ who fights to free America from slavery and undeadÂ bloodsuckers, alike.
This movie is no theatrical masterpiece, itâ€™s notÂ 100 percent historically accurate and itâ€™s not a trueÂ action movie either. What it is, is a fun movie.
For anyone who can accept the experience on itsÂ own terms, there are plenty of entertaining momentsÂ of vampire hunting to keep your appetite for a funÂ time at the theater.