Last weekend, The Husband and I went to see this movie, but it was sold out….three weeks after opening. good sign.
Then, a friend told me that her husband read the book and found the movie disappointing. bad sign.
I still imagined I would enjoy Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I had low expectations….like when I saw Snakes on a Plane, and all I really wanted was to see some snakes. on a plane. So, that movie was great for what it was…which to recap, was snakes. on a plane. Likewise, I thought, hey, it’s not going to be Braveheart, but if I see Abraham Lincoln and he’s hunts vampires, it’ll be a fine movie…keeping in mind that I like vampire movies quite a bit more than I like movies about either snakes or planes.
I could not have been more wrong. I loved this movie. Benjamin Walker was an ax-wielding badass. Dominic Cooper was likable. Rufus Sewell was convincing as always. I enjoyed the story, the action, and the ending. Suspending your belief in physics for the duration of the film is a good idea, but if you’re already watching a vampire movie, you should be halfway there.
Disclaimer: There’s a better than average chance that you won’t enjoy this film as much as I did because my movie requirements are: good-looking actors, action or romance or a moving story, and a happy ending.
…and AFTER you’ve seen the movie, and you’re wondering something about the last scene, you should click this link. You’re welcome.
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