The untold story of how before becoming the incredibly influential president, Abraham Lincoln was secretly a vampire hunter who slayed the undead. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is obviously a silly concept, but the film actually does a great job at injecting this story into the landscape of American history. The story unfolds in Lincoln's early years, leading up to the end of the Civil War. It's kinda funny how the film makes it out that most confederate soldiers were in fact vampires, with the civil war actually being more about the battle for humanity than a war between the north and the south. I personally had no idea that vampires were racist. Timur Bekmambetov's penchant for highly stylized violence is in full effect, having quite a few exciting, kinetic action set pieces. Although the film does a good job of interweaving this fictional story into American history, the film never feels as particularly heavy as it should have been. The film clearly was going for a serious tone, and given the stakes, I never really cared for much of the dramatic material- just waiting for the next fun action set piece.
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