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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Horror  |  22 June 2012 (USA)
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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

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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. Written by garykmcd

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President by day. Hunter by night. See more »


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Rated R for violence throughout and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,306,974 (USA) (22 June 2012)

Gross:

$37,516,013 (USA) (14 September 2012)
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Benjamin Walker previously appeared, in 2010, in a stage production called "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." In both that play and this film, he plays a title character who is a fantasy version of a real-life American President. See more »

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Just after meeting Mary Todd while working in a small store, Abe receives a letter. While the narrator reads the letter aloud - "Your prescription awaits you at the local pharmacy. Ask for Aaron Stibble." - the actual letter says nothing of the sort. See more »

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Abraham Lincoln: [voice-over in his journal] History prefers legends to men. It prefers nobility to brutality, soaring speeches to quiet deeds. History remembers the battle and forgets the blood. Whatever history remembers me, if it remembers me at all, it shall only remember a fraction of the truth. For what ever else I am, a husband, a lawyer... a President... I shall always think of myself as a man who struggled against darkness.
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My First Time Walking Out of a Movie Theater
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This is by far the worst movie adaptation I've ever seen. The fact that I gave it one star is only because I was forced to. Seth Grahame-Smith's book is not a literary masterpiece by any standard, but from what it was trying to achieve it managed to successfully and made it enjoyable. The only thing similar with this movie and that book was its title and the vague idea that Abraham Lincoln was something other than just a president. There is no emotional connection with the audience, no attempt to try to tell the biography of his life, the historical context is all gone, and they even managed to screw up the romance of Abe with Mary. I went into this trying very hard to like this film but just couldn't suffer another second of this butchery of such a good novel. All in all if you want to see a vampire slasher you will definitely enjoy this film but if you are coming to it to see the novel be put on the big screen you will be greatly disappointed. Don't waste your time and your money watching this


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