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
The scene where President Lincoln works at a large Oval Office desk while his son Willie plays with toys beneath it, is based on an iconic photograph of President John F. Kennedy and little John Kennedy Jr.See more »
Soon after Lincoln laments how through twists of fate he found himself at 50 years of age the father of a nation that was tearing itself apart while trying to be a father to a boy not much older than he was when he lost his mother, he is told that "3000 more [are] dead". The audio for that phrase does not match the visual. See more »
[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 of me, if it remembers anything at all, it shall only be a fraction of the truth. For whatever 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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During the closing credits there are drops of blood seen racing and zigzagging across white fabric, until the camera zooms out and the trails of blood are seen to have formed a map of America divided into states. See more »
A legitimately awful movie! The biggest waste of $11 ever. Wow. I can't even begin to express in words how absolutely horrible this film is. If there was a way for me to give this movie a 0/10, I would.
Firstly, let's talk about the plot. Abraham Lincoln, the president of the United States, killing an uprising of vampires. Really. Good fiction is when the concept within the piece of work is believable. BELIEVABLE. I would adore if someone could explain to me how this film is in any way fathomable beyond idiocy. I can't deny the existence of vampire lore in the Southern states in the 19th century, HOWEVER it peaked in the late 19th century, after the death of Lincoln. As far as I'm concerned, the people of the US thought the existence of vampires brought on tuberculosis, and that's where the myth ends. Thus, the absurd "accuracy" (I use that word sparingly) of this film is only barely hanging on. Please spare me the agony of speaking of this further.
Secondly, let's talk about the acting. With an already barely tolerable plot, the acting was not redeeming for this film. I was not expecting the most amazing performance I'd ever seen in my entire life, but it's almost as if they weren't even trying. It was horribly over-acted, further digging this show into the ground.
Thirdly, let's talk about the action. If you can get past the wretched plot, perhaps the action wasn't all that bad. I, however, could not. I found the action positively drab and random. Some of the scenes were drawn out so long that any of the initial fascination with the action was faded and lost by the end of it. If you're going to this or renting this for the action, do yourself a favour and get a Bruce Willis or Sly Stallone movie instead.
Let's all be honest here, this movie made it onto a few film lists, and is a serious contender against other movies for some great titles. Worst film of the century and horrible film lists, but none the less titles.
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