In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers. Tim Burton is tied to the project, and the movie stars Benjamin Walker (Kinsey, Flags of our Fathers) as the axe-wielding, vampire-killing Abraham Lincoln, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (The Thing, Scott Pilgrom vs. the World) as Mary Todd Lincoln.
For a film with a name that illicits uproarious applause and ironic laughter, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter takes itself way too seriously. Where I should be comparing this film with adventurous summer fare like The Avengers, this piece of historical fiction is probably closer in tone to something like Gladiator or The Patriot. Somewhere along the line, I suspect its creators forgot they were making a film about Abraham Lincoln fighting vampires, but I sure didn't. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter follows the recent trend of turning fantasy adventures into dark and serious action epics. The difference is that while Alice in Wonderland and Snow White & The Huntsmen are based on fairy tales, good old Abe was a real dude. We know what he really did, and so seeing him twirl... Read Review