And…I enjoyed it. The vampires were reasonably scary and, perhaps most importantly, they didn’t sparkle or pine for teenage girls.
I also enjoyed the way history was woven into the story. Sure, it might not be the most historically accurate piece but, hello, it’s fiction. The vampires are kind of a dead giveaway, you know. It’s just a story that asks, “What if vampires were real and what if one of the least glamorous-looking presidents was actually a Buffy-meets-The-Matrix vampire hunter?”
I did have a few small bones to pick with the flick. The pacing was a little off in some places and there were a couple of spots where missing parts of the story were just glossed over with clumsy exposition. And I would have liked to see more character development.
But…the movie was fun and there were some very cool visuals. I give it the thumbs up if you’re looking for a little supernatural, non-sparkly vampire fun.
The novel by Seth Grahame-Smith was on my reading list before we watched the movie but I hadn’t gotten around to reading it (curse of the 60 mile long to-read list). After reading Call Me Bookish’s review of the book and movie, I’m more eager than ever to dive into the book. It sounds like the character development I missed with the movie is there along with a deeper backstory. So guess what just got moved to the top of my to-read list?
What do you think? Have you seen Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter or read the book? Do you favor one over the other? What do you think of a historical figure being used in a story like this?
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