by Renee’ Collins

Rating: 2 (Out of 5 Reels)

Well, I did not know what to expect from this film but seeing that Tim Burton executive produced it got me to the theater to see it.  I am not a big fan of horror flicks but this one intrigued me because I thought having Abraham Lincoln involved in hunting vampires would be different and interesting.  

Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States and he makes it his mission to stop them.   Abraham hates vampires because one killed his mother.  He barely survives trying to kill the vampire who dispatched his mother and longs from then on to get his vengeance.  Along comes, Henry Sturgess (Dominic Cooper) who decides to train Lincoln in the art of killing vampires.

This film is an interesting ride because of the way the vampires are interwoven into the American civil war struggle in the 1860’s.  And, yes, again this is yet another 3D film that is absolutely un-needed or warranted.  I don’t need to see blood and guts splattered out in front of me in 3D.  I wish Hollywood would get over the 3D fascination already. 

Overall, I did enjoy the acting and simple plotline of this film.  I was happy to see Rufus Sewell, an excellent British actor portray Adam, the vampire leader.  Other than that, I would have to say this film is somewhat entertaining, not as gory as I thought it would be, thankfully, and is a movie that only needs to be seen once.  I would by no means pay full price; in fact, I would wait to rent it.

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