Watch: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 2012 123movies, Full Movie Online – At the age of 9, Abraham Lincoln witnesses his mother being killed by a vampire, Jack Barts. Some 10 years later, he unsuccessfully tries to eliminate Barts but in the process makes the acquaintance of Henry Sturgess who teaches him how to fight and what is required to kill a vampire. The quid pro quo is that Abe will kill only those vampires that Henry directs him to. Abe relocates to Springfield where he gets a job as a store clerk while he studies the law and kills vampires by night. He also meets and eventually marries the pretty Mary Todd. Many years later as President of the United States, he comes to realize that vampires are fighting with the Confederate forces. As a result he mounts his own campaign to defeat them..
Plot: President Lincoln’s mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
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My expectations were pretty low, but I somehow actually ended up liking it even less than I thought I might. The big setpieces seem to be what _Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter_ is all about, and they are **so bad**. Just abysmal.
_Final rating:★½: – Boring/disappointing. Avoid where possible._
It is what it is, a nutty premise made in nutty fashion, but for the undemanding horror fan there’s a good time to be had here. Action choreography is of a very good standard, as is, perhaps surprisingly, the CGI. The history aspects of the story, one Abraham Lincoln’s accent into justifiable legendary status, are of course a mixture of the based on fact and chaotic popcorn, but it’s always interesting, exciting and bloody!
I imagine most horror fans have seen it by now, but if like me you are late to it, and like me you go in with low expectation levels, you could well find yourself having a blast and not hating yourself in the morning . All that and Rufus Sewell looks suspiciously like Adam Ant! 7/10
Summary: The movie has horrible plot holes and inconsistencies but it makes for a good “popcorn” movie. It can be very entertaining and funny but outside of that, there’s really not much. 6/10
Characters: About 3 of the characters develop (slightly) and the rest are left to rot in their horrible cliché state of blandness and stereotypes. 4/10
Effects: This is one of the better parts of the film. The effects are good and at some points great. They fit well with the action scenes. At one point in the movie, I remember it didn’t feel like I was watching a movie due to the amount of action and great effects. But it was short-lived due to the silly plot. 8/10
Plot: PFFFFFFT. It’s bad. Really bad. But funny. Very funny. 5/10
Should I see it?: But if you’re bored one night and have some dough to waste for a couple of cheap laughs and good action scenes, this movie is fine for you.
If you’re looking for something deep or for a classic movie you can remember for this summer, this movie isn’t it.
“Why, Mr Lincoln, you’re full of surprises!”
Chances are that you’ve already made up your mind about this film when you read its title. You’ll either facepalm at the sacrilege of turning one of history’s greatest men into something base and tasteless, or you’ll laugh your behind off. Regardless of your reaction, the film may surprise you. Director Timur Bekmanbetov has proved himself to be a master of orchestrating scenes of absurdity and chaos, with beautiful and awe-inspiring action scenes, and with serious demeanor. He does the same here, orchestrating the absurdity with a straight face and plenty of style to satisfy.
After “Wanted,” a film so loaded with fantastic action sequences, I was hoping Bekmanbetov would deliver a plethora of inspiring new setpieces. Such scenes are few and far-between in “AL:VH;” there are plenty of short fights with lots of style and lots of gnarly bloody mayhem, all captured in flowing slow-motion photography. The biggest standouts will be the horse stampede scene, which somewhat resembles a crazy car-chase scene that swaps out the cars with horses and sends horses flying off in all directions (a very clever and inspiring scene, in my opinion, which is sadly marred by some camera shake and lots of dust on the screen), and the climactic train battle, which will likely be compared to the train scene in “Wanted,” but I feel it’s a solid stand-alone setpiece. In terms of action, the film delivers; it’s still the director’s tamest and sanest work, but what we get would be something comparable to an “Underworld” movie.
The story for this madness is generally sound, believe it or not. Regardless of how you accept the idea that Abe slays the undead in his off-hours, the film does a fine job of weaving historical accounts and personal history in with the vampire storyline. I’m no Lincoln expert, so I don’t really know how much of the film is accurate (I certainly don’t know how well it adapts the original novel). Accepting it as its own little universe, I felt it was generally successful. Half of it does a good job of setting up the vampire story and the other half does a good job of playing out the period drama, all in an earnest manner.
If there is any problem with the story, it would be in its consistency; the opening scenes whiz by really fast, before settling into a steady and pleasing pace during Abe’s youth. The story then zips through entire years of the story, lightly covering the Civil War aspect and speeding it up to the climax. It’s very choppy, uneven pacing; I suspect that 30-60 more minutes of scenes would have allowed the story to breathe, allowing the pacing to flow naturally and make the film even more epic than it is. What we get feels like an abridged telling of the overall story.
The film definitely has style. The camera work can be a little shaky in some scenes, but there are also a lot of moments with slick slow-motion photography. There are quite a few unique editing effects. Acting is generally not bad; I grew to accept Benjamin Walker as the title character, for he looked and acted the part very well. Writing is not terribly strong, but it gets the job done. This production has decent-looking sets, props, and costumes. As one other reviewer pointed out, however, the makeup department failed to make certain characters age the way Lincoln does, and it can be distracting. Music for this movie has some really awesome parts.
There could have been more to the film: more crazy action, more to the Civil War scenes, more consistency to the plot, etc. Still, if you’re looking for stylish vampire-slaying action like I am, the film generally satisfies. I probably wouldn’t recommend this to anybody looking for perfect cinema, or anybody who can’t accept the premise of the film’s title. For everybody else, I’d recommend checking it out as a rental.
3.5/5 (Entertainment: Good | Story: Average | Film: Pretty Good)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Genre Action, Fantasy, Horror
Director Timur Bekmambetov
Writer Seth Grahame-Smith
Actors Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper
Country United States, Russia
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby, Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Surround 7.1, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Fujinon Alura Lenses, Arriflex 435, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses, Phantom Flex, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe (prints)
Film Length 2,919 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak), Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)