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 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 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 June 28, 2012
ben played a great role....the acting,special effects,fight scenes,even the history was all on point! very well made movie...i willl be getting this on blu ray.5 STARZ!!!!
Written July 08, 2012
This movie is great. It is all I expected and more. The story was well written, the characters were interestng, the acting was good, the photography and tone...well done AND the action and special effects were awesome. Additionally the setting gave you a sense of what the time period was truly like. The civil war battle scenes brought that war into life instead of being just an historical event. Watching Lincoln deliver his famous address at Gettysburg after watching 1000's become injured or die gave it new meaning. I joined with the characters emotionally at that moment. A great work of historical fiction that melded fact and fiction together. I'll never view Abraham Lincoln the same way again. He's now an axe wielding superhero to me.