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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Year : 2012 Director : Timur Bekmambetov Running Time : 105 minutes Genre : , ,
Movie review score
3/5

What’s it about?
Liz says: Apparently vampires nearly took over the US, but for the superior axe-wielding abilities of one bad-ass action-hero president, Abraham Lincoln. Who knew?

What did we think?
Ben says: Even in the US Civil War era, American politics was full of horrific bloodsuckers. Honest Abe hacks up the undead in this silly Saturday-night schlocker of camp acting, balletic bloodletting and ubiquitous “This is Sparta!” digital slo-mo. Not likely to be seen on the History Channel, then.

I enjoyed the absurdity of it all but wished it took itself even less seriously. The healthy dollop of beheadings definitely helped.

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