I went for a movieÂ date with my husband the other day to watch the newly released ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’. Tickets courtesy of a blogger friend, Bro Framestone and myiMart. It was quite an interesting take on a paranormal thriller genre, I must say.
I’ll be honest with you. I was kinda wary of the vampire theme. Everything seems to be revolving around vampires these days…and now they’re making the former president of United States of America a vampire slayer? Umm… made me wonder what’s next? Hollywood comes out with the most funny things, and at some point, I wondered if they’ll be making the Obama’s family into a clan of werewolves.
Okay, enough of musing. Let’s get back to the movie, shall we? The movie is quite interesting but not suitable for children to watch, of course, as there are plenty of sexual reference as well loads of violence in it. When I say violence, I mean VIOLENCE as in real violence.Not just punching someone in the face, but there’s plenty of heads sent rolling in this movie. With the plain good old axe, no less. The vampires in this movie is just plain badass. They are vicious and destructive creature hence, their heads needs to be chopped off from their shoulder for a greater good. (Oh… the vampires in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter don’t sparkle under the sun…in case you’re wondering. :P)
If you want children to tag along with you to watch a vampire movie, I’d suggest you go for the Twilight Saga instead of this one. There’s no ‘off with the heads’ scene in Twilight, I assure you.
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter blends paranormal occurrence and history pretty well. There’s plenty of Abraham Lincoln’s famous quotes, biblical and historical reference included in the movie as well. It’s an okay movie to watch if you’re looking forward to pass your time, but at some point it’s just plain ridiculous to think of Abraham Lincoln as a vampire slayer or a vampire hunter. The scenes in the movie is quite vivid, and the language used for that era was pretty much believable.
The movie has good CG, and it’s not for the faint hearted, definitely. A good watch if you’re the sort of person who goes for pure fantasy and won rationalize the whole thing.
I would rate this movie 3 out of 5 stars for the action and thrilling effects, and recommends this to whoever that’s having bad day with their bosses and whatnot. Good way to de-stress if you started to imagine that those vampires heads that rolls is actually those people who irritates and annoys you in real life 😀
Here’s the trailer for this movie:
And in case you’re interested to read the book before watching the movie, here’s sharing the novel’s description: Yes, it’s adapted from a novel, so be sure to check it out too. It’s way better than the movie, in my humble opinion.
Hardcover, First, 336 pages
Published: March 2nd 2010
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 0446563080 (ISBN13: 9780446563086)
Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother’s bedside. She’s been stricken with something the old-timers call “Milk Sickness.”
“My baby boy…” she whispers before dying.
Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother’s fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, “henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose…” Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.
While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.
Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.
Cleffairy: Off with the heads! Off with the heads!