Written June 25, 2012
Considering that Alaska and Hawaii weren't even part of the US until 1959... I found this a quite obvious blunder. At one point during the movie Speed called his ex business partner a *****... that term wasn't used until 1913... the chasing scene with all the horses, was so clearly CG, to appear almost cartoonish... they could have done sooo much better.
If you are going to make a film based in the past... please get it right.
The film was entertaining... but I'd wait for DVD.
Written June 24, 2012
The movie itself was great and the acting and special effects are awesome but after reading the book I was disappointed that they had facts in the book completely different. I understand that they can't include every detail but I hate it when they completely change facts, cutting I understand but changing is ridiculous.
Written June 23, 2012
I found this to be a very enjoyable and entertaining movie. The armament and costumes (except for the spandex that the main lady vampire wore) were historically accurate. It moved along at a very fast clip and the fight scenes on the train from Washington to Gettysburg were teriffic. Watching old Abe swing his axe, lobbing off the heads of the undead was really something to watch. If you cannot suspend your disbelief, at least go to enjoy a wild and crazy story.
Written June 25, 2012
Ok, I read the book and loved it and no, no one is a fan of a book becoming a movie or at least the saying is that the book is always better but how about I loved both! I have some observations:
- I have always been shocked that the author of this book is the same as Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. One is original, the other is a rework of fancy plagiarism.
- You can ONLY call the book and film a mash up as it brings history and horror together, not because it brings any other elements or works together. Many people are confused on the mashup aspect. But let's be dead honest. The movie is no mash up. It is an excellent vampire flick about a guy whose name we all know set in the time of the Civil War and it kicks ass.
- If this movie had been called Barack Obama Vampire Hunter and the horse/train scenes (all I am saying) replaced with car/plane scenes, no critic would have said diddly about the efx. Oh crap I ran out of room, will finish review at antharia.com/blog.
Written December 07, 2016
This movie is very good if you forget you're watching Abraham Lincoln. It's kinda like how "Miami Vice" was a decent movie if you forgot it was supposed to be about Miami Vice and its characters.
A movie about a 19th-century vampire hunter is pretty cool. A movie that suggests that Abraham Lincoln had to jump from a flaming train while the tracks were held together by his vampire buddy is just too much for me. I guess I can't fully enjoy such tales that put a fun twist on actual history.
If you can forget all that stuff and revel in the possibility of an alternate history, this movie is pretty enjoyable. Not Oscar-worthy, but enjoyable.