Ehh..

By k_lish
Written January 22, 2017
I read the book before I went to this movie. The book was blah, and I wasn't going to go see the movie, but I thought.. what could it hurt? So, I did. The only things in common between the book and the movie = character names, basic plot idea. The movie was dramatic at times, but shallow. The special effects were cool. I have to say the theater must have thought this would flop because it only has 3 running times on opening weekend. But overall I'd say go watch this movie when you have nothing else to do. And, if you don't have much money, it's ok to wait for this one to come out and rent - you wouldn't be missing much.
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So~So

By peepa01
Written June 23, 2012
I saw this movie in 3D and thought it would be just as good in regular screen. It was good, but I don't know if I want to see it again. This movie is something to wait for it on DVD (Blu Ray).
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It's entertaining...

By Ding-Dong Graham Bell
Written June 24, 2012
I like the film (but is there any film I didn't like? well, yes.. a few). Not your academy award nominating film. If you can wait for it on DVD for a family night, I would suggest that. The acting is so-so, cinematography (well, I should have seen in regular movie version - and not 3D). Not sure why every other movies nowadays are in 3D... And this movie is not for all kids - might be good for a pre-teen (to keep their interest with our most loved President - Abe Lincoln). Keep their inquiry about him and his life. (minus the non-sense vampires). But it's Hollywood.. so, the hollymagineers are constantly brewing scripts and stories what not. An entertaining film overall.
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It was too fast and, as always, "the book was better"

By Trailer_Fan_09
Written June 24, 2012
The book was better because it detailed a lot more information. It does so because the auther writes the book as though it is a true History book of Abraham Lincoln and it makes you believe that those events actually took place. SPOILER ALERT: There was no great train wreckage scene in the book, like there was in the movie. There were events taken place on the train, but not as intense. My favorite part of the book was how Abraham and his family was once protected by 3 vampires that were part of the group of vampires who were trying to help the humans. I also like how (because of these 3 guards) it gave a theory of how the Secret Service was created to protect the president. Strict, serious and in black glasses. But, I guess the movie would be considered just an entertaining. This way, you get a visual of how Abraham handled his Axe and the cool moves he made with it. Mary Elizabeth Winston is incredibly sexy, even in those 1800 attire. I'd do her.
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Kept us entertained throughout.

By BKHSummers
Written June 23, 2012
My husband had read the book. I didn't really want to see it, but I went and really enjoyed the movie. It was suspenseful and intriguing. It really made me thing about our country during the Civil War. It was a little far-fetched in some scenes; however, I went in with an open mind. It was money well spent. Rated R due to the blood and killing, but it wasn't overly gory.
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