Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Writers: Seth Grahame-Smith (screenplay), Seth Grahame-Smith (novel)
Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The first one I watched since moving back to the city! I was not aware of this until I saw the poster in one of the city trains. I was a bit hesitant because of the title. Abraham Lincoln, vampire hunter? Silly, right? My husband and I were thinking of watching Spiderman but somehow changed our minds when we saw that most people are choosing this movie over Spidey.
The movie is based on a novel by Seth Grahame-Smith. Oh boy, I was really impressed with this. We left the theater at 12 midnight fully satisfied with the movie. I loved how the writer/author wove the story, incorporating vampirism in the Civil war. Imagine, the American Civil war with vampires? As for the characters - heroes, villains, vampires, you'll love them all! The stunts and special effects, both were nicely done.
Overall, this is something different, trust me. The idea it presented is interesting, a fresh vampire movie for us all, vampire, vampire-hunter lovers. If you are also into history like me, this is a must watch movie for you.