Title: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith
Starring: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper
Grade: 88% or B+
So when I first found out about this movie, I couldn't really take it seriously. I mean, come on already! Are we just coming up with ridiculous ideas now to make things more interesting? It just seemed way too out there, even for me. But my friends were really into it, so I agreed to go see it with them.
Oh, I am soooo glad that I put my reservations behind me and decided to go see it. I get a happy feeling when movies start at the end. They will show the last little bit and at the end they will continue on from that last bit. I'm not sure why I like it so much, maybe it's because it feels more like a story is being told when they start at the end.
I love the way that they added in so many historical elements. I'm not all knowing when it comes to history and I'm sure there were some references that I didn't pick up on, but the ones that I did sucked me deeper in the movie. Just seeing how the vampire stuff fit in so well with Abraham Lincoln's past and the Civil War made me want to believe that it was true.
The action scenes were also pretty darn impressive. They weren't just explosions and luck, the characters in this movie planned out some pretty sneaky stuff. I loved that there was thought put behind what was happening so you could see why things happened and turned out the way that they did. The ending was also AMAZING. That last little scene where Lincoln is going off to the theater. We all got that reference, right?