Written August 20, 2014
Let's get real, i had my doubts bout Lincoln and vampires...but from start to finish it was surprisingly good! Go see it if you're into vampire movies
Written June 24, 2012
I read the book a while back and was interested to see how it would translate to film. Although the basic story premise is there, the movie misses a great deal and it surprised me to see the author was heavily involved in the movie.
The book is more about making a very believable case of blending historical fact with fiction, and it does this very well. The movie is much more focused on vampire slaying, and as such it's a good bit of fun. Its action is very much along the lines of the new Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey Jnr.
My other half came with me to see the movie, and she is half way through the book. As soon as we left I told her that the movie does not spoil the ending of the book and she should still continue it.
It's a fun movie to watch, but the book as ever, is ten times as good.
Written June 27, 2012
It was a decent movie, made me jump a few times which our oldest son enjoyed. Some great historical references. A bit far fetched in places. But overall a good summer movie. 17 year old and 10 year old both watched. Actiion/Suspence. Bloody violence toward the bad guys. Not sure I would take young ones. Our 10 year old has seen gore having older brothers in the house and in previous movies. Not for the faint of heart with blood and guts!
Written June 23, 2012
This movie sure does put a spin on Lincoln and the 1800's. Yes, we all know zombies are not real, and yes we know that he did not fight any zombies but it was a fun movie to watch. You have to go into the theatre knowing what you are about to watch. It is all about entertainment and what you get out of it and this movie was pretty entertaining for the two hours. Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker), the 16th President of the United States finds out the plan that Vampires want to take over the United States and eliminate all living beings. His plan is to stop them with the help of Dominic Cooper (Henry Sturgess), Jimmi Simpson (Joshua Speed) and Anthony Mackie (Will Johnson). They must stop the leader of the group Rufus Sewell (Adam). If you want a period movie with zombies and action, go see this! It was fun and a good way to spend your afternoon. Who knew Lincoln was so good at killing dead people? Go see it! There might be a second one!
Written June 23, 2012
When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I thought it might be exciting, but not something I would pay eleven bucks for. Then I picked up the book for a plane trip, and suddenly changed my mind. The book was riveting, realistic (well as far as vampire stories go), and very well written. LIncoln sounded like Lincoln, and his actions followed that of a man who loves his country.
So, I went to the movie tonight, and most of the points were there. The action was great and the characters fit well, but the movie only followed the book like an outline. Pretty much going from boy, with the death of his mother by the hands of a vampire, to Vampire Hunter to eventual president. All the plot points in between were either switched around, left out, or completely changed. I still would go to see it because it was decent, but the book did a better job making this vampire hunter aspect more believable.
Like great book adapted movies, Lincoln should have followed suite. Oh well...