Written June 23, 2012
This movie was totally over the top. If you're looking for plot-less sumer-time amusement, you're looking at the right movie. Don't get me wrong, it was fun, but definitely not good cinema. My boyfriend and I laughed through most of the "serious" parts. There were only about 2 scenes that made the 3D worth it, so probably for your money you should just see it in traditional format.
Written June 23, 2012
Not much to say, if you like vampire movies and ones about maturing into the hero, this is good. A similar character progression like in Wanted with the film style and action of 300. Only two sexual reference scenes and the R rating is from the blood, dismemberment, and mature themes. My teenager enjoyed it.
Written June 24, 2012
Weird movie but loved it..Hate having to do the 3D thing. Great special effects and settings. Abe rocks !!!
Written October 13, 2015
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.
Written July 24, 2016
If you are going to this movie to watch Abraham Lincoln fight vampires with superhero-like skills, then you will not be disappointed. There are action scenes aplenty, and although the slow-motion action effect is overused it is still quite good visually. Lincoln engages in Matrix-esque battles with the undead throughout.
If you are going to see it because you loved the book, you many find yourself feeling let down. What makes the book so successful is the fact that if you took away the vampires, it could almost be an Abe Lincoln biography. The author weaves this secret life into actual facts about Lincoln-making him a real person fighting extraordinary evil. The movie, however, makes Abe into a superhuman vampire killing machine, while leaving out or changing so many plot points of the book that it's almost unrecognizable. If only they had stuck closer to the book...it was already a great, action-packed story. I was not a fan of this interpretation.