Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – 8/10

Plot summed up perfectly in the title of the movie…


As you would hope Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is just a really fun movie. Benjamin Walker is great as Honest Abe and looks like he is having as much fun as one should have when portraying a presidential Van Helsing figure.
A surprisingly strong supporting cast of Dominic Cooper and up and comer Anthony Mackie (rumoured to be in the running for Avengers 2) play it perfectly tongue in cheek in support.
Director Timur Bekmambetov is most famous for Angelina Jolie vehicle Wanted so it is no surprise to find Vampire Hunter awash with fight scenes and action set pieces. Luckily all the fight sequences are well rendered and imaginative. There are some breath taking action spectacles as well and the climatic final battle is a worthy end.
The fact this film has an R rating so doesn’t have to tone down the violence or gore is definitely a bonus and all adds to what is a non stop whirlwind of a movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

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