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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

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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.

Director:

Timur Bekmambetov

Writers:

Seth Grahame-Smith (screenplay by), Seth Grahame-Smith (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Walker ... Abraham Lincoln
Dominic Cooper ... Henry Sturges
Anthony Mackie ... Will Johnson
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Mary Todd Lincoln
Rufus Sewell ... Adam
Marton Csokas ... Jack Barts
Jimmi Simpson ... Joshua Speed
Joseph Mawle ... Thomas Lincoln
Robin McLeavy ... Nancy Lincoln
Erin Wasson ... Vadoma
John Rothman ... Jefferson Davis
Cameron M. Brown ... Willie Lincoln
Frank Brennan ... Senator Jeb Nolan
Lux Haney-Jardine Lux Haney-Jardine ... Young Abraham Lincoln
Curtis Harris ... Young Will
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Storyline

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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Are you a patriot or a vampire? See more »

Genres:

Action | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Benjamin Walker trained to be able to do a lot of his own stunt work with an axe. See more »

Goofs

At several times throughout the movie, Abraham is seen in closeups wearing contact lenses. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 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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Crazy Credits

The film's title doesn't appear until half-way through the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Know What's Bullshit: Vampires (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Powerless
Written by Chester Bennington (as Chester Charles Bennington), Rob Bourdon (as Robert G. Bourdon), Brad Delson, Phoenix Farrell (as Dave Farrell), Joseph Hahn and Mike Shinoda
Performed by Linkin Park
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Abraham Lincoln, Super Hero
28 June 2012 | by starwolfSee all my reviews

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie after reading the book. Sadly, instead of any story approximating the book, I got a mess of not-so-special effects with a way over the top story.

During the sequence with the burning trestle bridge (I don't want to be any more specific because I don't like posting spoilers) I actually turned to my wife and said, "This is stupid." She agreed.

My 11 year old daughter liked the movie so maybe grownups weren't the target audience for this mess.

If you liked the book, keep away. If you want any kind of thought or story internally consistent story, keep away. If you want mindless depictions of the 16th president acting like a super hero, leaping tall buildings in a single bound, felling giant trees with a single stroke, performing moves that would make Jet Li proud, this is your movie.


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Country:

USA | Russia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,306,974, 24 June 2012

Gross USA:

$37,519,139

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$116,471,580
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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