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.
Written June 24, 2012
The deal for me was, I went to see the Snow White movie with my wife on her birthday and she was to see Abe Lincoln movie with me on mine.. well for what its worth I found AL:VH to be much more entertaining than Snow White. I really liked the actor they found to play the part. All kinds of stylitic scenes, the story was a bit slapped together, I think they could have found slightly richer storyline but it was entertaining enough to check out in theatre (usually I wait for HD at home). The supporting character "Henry", was fun but his story arch could have been little more powerful. If you are into cult-like characters, with some bad-***axe swinging, youll like this movie. If you are a drab sensitive kind, then you should go see "Brave" instead. I don't take the historical portion of the story quite so serious, I mean the title should give away what you are getting into. Perhaps next time Ill take a guy-friend instead of the wife. Definitley better than Snow White.
Written June 25, 2012
I know the warning gets more and more obvious every time it's spoken, but don't go to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter expecting (A) the Book or (B) your favorite scenes from the book. The story is dramatically abridged, naturally, and in many cases it is changed fairly radically from the book.
That said, the movie was a ton of fun, and I highly recommend going to see it.
Written June 22, 2012
I have no problem with the premise or the plot of the movie, but the execution was waning in the moments towards the end of the film. It's almost like they hit a wall with the writing and couldn't figure out a way to finish, when the Abraham Lincoln story clearly has a finish line. The pace is really fast, highly entertaining but it's a B-movie at best with high production costs. If you like to laugh at campy, Matrix-like scenes, go see it! Otherwise save your $10-$15.
Written June 26, 2012
Went to see this with my husband on our date night. He isn't a huge fan of vampires but also enjoyed this movie. Very entertaining!!!! Going back to see it with my son (11) so good, I loved this movie.