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[BD Review] Action-Packed ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ Suffers From Weak Script & Character Development

I was extremely excited for Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D, his historical retelling in theaters tomorrow from Twentieth Century Fox. The film brings a unique vision to theaters, a rare original idea surrounded by franchise sequels and remake (although, I guess you can argue that “Abraham Lincoln” is a name brand). Anyways, the movie wasn’t as good as I had hoped. Benjamin Walker looks cool, but Seth Grahame-Smith has no idea what the real Honest Abe was like. The characters are faceless, the script is a mess, and the movie looks like absolute dog shit. It looks terrrrrrible. With that said, it’s still pretty fun (at times) and features some great action sequences. 3-D is fake.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is kind of fun, but wholly forgettable. It’s the kind of movie you see just to get out of the brutal summer heat by enjoying the theater’s cool air conditioning. The main problem with the film is twofold, beginning with the tone of both the script and Honest Abe… And while the character development and screenplay are a complete mess, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, at times, is an incredibly interesting movie. The flick features some brilliant CGI work, incredible choreography, and even the vampires look dope.

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