Honest Abe wants to stop an army of vampires from taking over the United States in the campy, but action-packed film "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
Lincoln, played by newcomer Benjamin Walker, swears revenge after seeing his mother killed by a vamp. Time goes by, and he finally learns how to kill the blood suckers, triggering a Civil War between mankind and vampires.
It's an absolutely ridiculous premise but plays its subject and humor with a straight face and a surprising amount of historical accuracy ... if you ignore the whole vampire thing. This is not a movie that makes fun of its own ludicrous story, but instead embraces it head-on and turns Abraham Lincoln into an axe-wielding, butt-kicker of epic action proportions.
Instead of shying away from the film's historical characters the movie embraces them and dives headfirst into making Lincoln an action star, not a camp joke. It's obviously a risk for a film most people expect to be one two-hour punch line, but it works. So the Flick-O-Meter gives "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" a three out of five. The story is pretty ridiculous, I know … but for some reason the silly premise and straight play work. Plus, Lincoln is just one bad dude. Oh, it's in 3D by the way.
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'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ can be found in our Midtown Patch at . Daily Show times are at 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 6:25 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 11:35 p.m., and 1 a.m.
It can also be viewed in 3D at 10:40 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:50 p.m., and 12:25 a.m.