[critical] Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, discovers that vampires are preparing to invade the country. Its mission is to exterminate them.

Author’s Note

Release Date : August 8, 2012

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov

Film american

With Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Rufus Sewell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Duration : 1h45min

Original title : Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Trailer :

Adaptation of the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith, screenwriter of this film and the recent Dark Shadows Tim Burton, Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter is the new movie from the director of Night Watch and Wanted, Timur Bekmambetov. Usually of good will, his previous films have not left a lasting memory and it will not be much level unfortunately.

In fact, if already the theme of the film is completely barred (the future President of the United States would be a vampire hunter), his treatment, which would have earned a lightness and self-mockery to pass such a pill remains too serious. And it feels all the more when the scenario is locked in jurisdictions hyper-predictable, and when some of the scenes border on the ridiculous (including a fight Abraham/vampire in a cloud of horses where I burst out laughing because of the “too-much” of the scene). The use of the first degree in the film is, even if it is held globally, totally stupid.

Moreover, if the design has a few inclination to innovation a little clippesque and if visually there are some finds in the scenes of fights with a small game with 3D from time to time, the paw Bekmambetov is recognizable but is hardly exciting. One feels enormous weaknesses in visual by the abuse of use of smoke, mist, etc., Without doubt supposed to be asking a mood, it rather highlights the weaknesses of the visual effects. Similarly, the abuse of slow-motion adds to the clumsiness of the overall film making think of things that could have been the Sherlock Holmes Downey Jr if he had been visually missed.

Worthy of a junk movie, but it does not assume as such, Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter is a predictable sinking visual and intellectual.

Not large thing has to say on the actors however, who have the good will but the game does not save the sinking scenario that offers this Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter : we will denote simply a provision honourable Benjamin Walker as Lincoln and Rufus Sewell (who played the hero of Dark City) as bad service. We will have fun in the contrast of the ageing missed some of the characters on the last part of the film in particular that of Will, played by Anthony Mackie, who just white hair sprinkled on the skull…

In short, worthy of a junk movie, but it does not assume as such, Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter is a predictable sinking visual and intellectual. He will recognize, however, that its pace is fairly steady so as not to see falling asleep to the viewer and that, if the scenario is ultra-predictable, the story is fairly original in order to arouse curiosity and pretty well-nested order not to multiply too many inconsistencies…

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