He gets a job and lodging in the store of Joshua Speed where he meets his black friend Will Johnson. Sheesh. | Lincoln makes it his mission to eliminate them, becoming history's greatest hunter of the undead. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. Meanwhile, Mary and the ex-slaves have transported the silver to Gettysburg through the Underground Railroad. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Years later, Abraham Lincoln seeks revenges against Jack Barts but he fails in his intent of killing the vampire. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. [7][9][14] Filming began in March 2011 in Louisiana. Armed with their silver weapons, the Union soldiers destroy the vampires and eventually win the war. Filming began in Louisiana in March 2011 and the film was released in Real D 3D on June 20, 2012 in the United Kingdom and June 22, 2012 in the United States. He meets Mary Todd but Henry cautions him about relationships. In "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the 16th president is out for revenge after witnessing his own mother get killed by bloodsuckers. Confederate President Jefferson Davis convinces Adam to deploy his vampires on the front lines. Abraham also dates Mary Todd but keeps his vampire hunter business in secret. The now leaderless Confederate vampires stage a final, massive assault and are met head on by the Union. [5][14] The film had a budget of $99.5 million and was produced in 3D. I couldn't get through this book fast enough, not because I didn't enjoy it, but because I was so anxious to see what would happen next. When a vampire attempts to slay another, they are held back by a possibly mystical, unseen force, much like opposing m… It recounts, via a narrator who has his secret diary, the 16th president's side-gig as a vampire slayer at a time when vampires were stealthily gaining political power and acquiring slaves for homicidal purposes. Abraham Lincoln was a little more than a child when his mother passed due to a mysterious illness. The Trinity failed to stop the man from escaping and Willy was revealed to have been poisoned. The president discovers blood-thirsty vampires are planning to take over the United States. [13], In January 2011, with Bekmambetov attached as director, Walker was cast as Abraham Lincoln. As with all work dealing with the subject of Honest Abe, this novel would not be complete without confronting the topic of his assassination at the hands of actor John Wilkes Booth. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is, by its very nature, a fantasy film in which a real life historical figure goes up against a mythical figure of human fear, and that fear is vanquished. Taglines Jun 09, 2012. Lincoln orders the confiscation of all the silverware in the area and has it melted to produce silver weapons. Nancy Hanks Lincoln died when Abraham Lincoln was 9. 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He makes it his mission to eliminate them. Meanwhile, Mary and the ex-slaves have transported the silver to Gettysburg through the Underground Railroad. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Years later, Abraham Lincoln seeks revenges against Jack Barts but he fails in his intent of killing the vampire. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. [7][9][14] Filming began in March 2011 in Louisiana. Armed with their silver weapons, the Union soldiers destroy the vampires and eventually win the war. Filming began in Louisiana in March 2011 and the film was released in Real D 3D on June 20, 2012 in the United Kingdom and June 22, 2012 in the United States. He meets Mary Todd but Henry cautions him about relationships. In "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the 16th president is out for revenge after witnessing his own mother get killed by bloodsuckers. Confederate President Jefferson Davis convinces Adam to deploy his vampires on the front lines. Abraham also dates Mary Todd but keeps his vampire hunter business in secret. The now leaderless Confederate vampires stage a final, massive assault and are met head on by the Union. [5][14] The film had a budget of $99.5 million and was produced in 3D. I couldn't get through this book fast enough, not because I didn't enjoy it, but because I was so anxious to see what would happen next. When a vampire attempts to slay another, they are held back by a possibly mystical, unseen force, much like opposing m… It recounts, via a narrator who has his secret diary, the 16th president's side-gig as a vampire slayer at a time when vampires were stealthily gaining political power and acquiring slaves for homicidal purposes. Abraham Lincoln was a little more than a child when his mother passed due to a mysterious illness. The Trinity failed to stop the man from escaping and Willy was revealed to have been poisoned. The president discovers blood-thirsty vampires are planning to take over the United States. [13], In January 2011, with Bekmambetov attached as director, Walker was cast as Abraham Lincoln. As with all work dealing with the subject of Honest Abe, this novel would not be complete without confronting the topic of his assassination at the hands of actor John Wilkes Booth. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is, by its very nature, a fantasy film in which a real life historical figure goes up against a mythical figure of human fear, and that fear is vanquished. Taglines Jun 09, 2012. Lincoln orders the confiscation of all the silverware in the area and has it melted to produce silver weapons. Nancy Hanks Lincoln died when Abraham Lincoln was 9. 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"[25] The title was praised by Manohla Dargis of The New York Times, who added, "it's too bad someone had to spoil things by making a movie to go with it. [23] Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal agreed, writing, "Someone forgot to tell the filmmakers ... that the movie was supposed to be fun. Sturgess tries to convince Lincoln to allow him to turn Lincoln into a vampire, so that he can become immortal and continue to fight vampires, but Lincoln declines. In reality, Lincoln did witness the death of his mother—but it wasn't vampires that killed her. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. So he becomes political and uses his popularity to climb the ranks to eventually become President while at the same time trying to take out the Vampire population, and eventually kill the head Vampire, and the one who killed his mother. The screening marks the first time that a major motion picture made its debut for United States servicemembers. Plot summary. The consensus reads that the film "has visual style to spare, but its overly serious tone doesn't jibe with its decidedly silly central premise, leaving filmgoers with an unfulfilling blend of clashing ingredients." Lincoln confronts Sturgess, who reveals that, several years ago, he was attacked and bitten by Adam. The journal-style book is written as a partial "secret" diary of Abraham Lincoln, kept by the 16th President of the United States and given to the author by a vampire named Henry Sturges. The super short version of this book is only two steps: Step 1: Take Lincoln biography (or Ken Burns's The Civil War) Step 2: Add vampires. [18] Several of the film's stars attended the screening, including Anthony Mackie, Erin Wasson and Benjamin Walker, who dressed in character as Abraham Lincoln. However, Adam learns of his activities and kidnaps Johnson to lure Lincoln into a trap at his plantation. Speed rescues his friends, and they escape to Ohio. He is saved by Henry Sturges, who becomes his mentor and teaches how to hunt and kill vampires. Joe Neumaler of New York Daily News gave the film a rating of 1 out of 5, writing, "This insipid mashup of history lesson and monster flick takes itself semi-seriously, which is truly deadly. Lincoln successfully finds and defeats Barts. It was something called milk sickness. 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. However, before Barts can kill him, Lincoln is rescued by Henry Sturgess. Lincoln marries Mary and begins his political career, campaigning to abolish slavery. [12] Fox beat other studios in a bidding war for rights to the film the following October. Benjamin Walker stars as the title character. "[26] Barbara VanDenburgh, of the Arizona Republic, wrote, "The problem with movies based on a single joke is that a single joke is rarely funny enough to sustain the running time of a feature-length film". Lincoln accepts and, after a decade of training, travels to Springfield, Illinois. With the obvious exception of its vampires, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter gets the broad strokes of the 16th U.S. President’s life right. [28] Further acclaim came from Joe Williams of St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who called it "the best action movie of the summer," praised the film for presenting "a surprisingly respectful tone toward American values and their most heroic proponent", calling "the battlefield scenes [...] suitably epic" and commended leading star Benjamin Walker, "a towering actor who looks like a young Liam Neeson and never stoops to caricature. This movie speculates that Abraham Lincoln as a child saw his mother killed by a man she stood up to. Abraham's Vampire hunting antics are effortlessly woven into the true story of Abraham Lincoln, making Vampires easy to believe in sometimes. Sturgess warns Lincoln that the slave trade keeps vampires under control, as vampires use slaves for food, and if Lincoln interferes, the vampires will retaliate. Benjamin Walker stars as the title character with supporting roles by Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, and Marton Csokas. The novel's author, Seth Grahame-Smith, wrote the screenplay and served as an executive producer. [3], Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was originally scheduled to be released in 2D and 3D on October 28, 2011, but was later pushed back to June 22, 2012. The journal reveals the incredible story of a clandestine warrior who never stopped fighting for the country he led and the people he loved. The real-life figure Abraham Lincoln, the president of the United States from 1861 until 1865, is portrayed in the novel and the film as having a secret identity as a vampire hunter. Henry sends Abraham to Springfield to kill vampires. [15][16] The movie premiered in New York City on June 18. Though Sturgess warned him not to form any close relationships, Lincoln develops romantic feelings for Mary. It received a worldwide total of $116,471,580. At the age of 9, Abraham Lincoln witnesses his mother being killed by a vampire, Jack Barts. Positive response, meanwhile, came from Marc Savlov of the Austin Chronicle, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has heart to spare, and the occasional silvered bayonet to run it through. Synopsis Eventually Abe slays the vampire who killed his mother but before dying he tells Abe that Henry has not been honest with him. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" has nothing useful to observe about Abraham Lincoln, slavery, the Civil War or much of anything else. We're done here. The “Vampire Hunter” film, like the book, follows Lincoln from his boyhood on the frontier through his assassination by John Wilkes Booth and — because this is a vampire story — beyond. The film received mixed reviews, with critics praising the visual style, action sequences, originality, Walker's performance and Henry Jackman's musical score, but criticism was aimed at its screenplay, the overly serious and inconsistent tone, overuse of CGI, and pacing. The film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was first announced in March 2010 when Tim Burton and Bekmambetov paired to purchase film rights and to finance its development themselves. Or at least smart."[24]. But the film doesn't promise insights on such subjects. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. And when the Civil War breaks out, Abe learns that Adam is aiding the Confederacy and when it appears that they are close to winning, Abe must find a way to stop them. "[20] The movie also garnered a "mixed or average" score of 42 out of 100 on Metacritic, based on 35 reviews. [5] Additional actors were cast in the following February. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American action, fantasy, and horror film based on the 2010 mashup novel of the same name. During the fight, in which Speed is killed, Adam learns that the train holds only rocks. He attacks Barts at the docks, but Barts, who is actually a vampire, overpowers him. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American dark fantasy action horror film directed by Timur Bekmambetov, based on the 2010 mashup novel of the same name. After killing Jack Bart, he calls the attention of the powerful and ancient vampire Adam. Tony Kushner, the script writer of the actual Abraham Lincoln biopic released that same year, stated that he thought the film was a "godforsaken mess", although according to him, this opinion had nothing to do with a historical perspective. | Sturgess has since been training vampire hunters, hoping to destroy Adam. Abe gets a little schooling, but when it comes to pitching in, he mostly just chops wood, after he refuses to hunt after the turkey incident. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter As a young boy, Abraham Lincoln befriends a black child named Johnson. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness." [30], The soundtrack to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as composed by Henry Jackman was released digitally on June 12, 2012 and set to be released physically on July 3, 2012. As time goes by he kills many Vampires, except the one who killed his mother, and he's getting impatient. Henry, remorseful, offers Lincoln to turn his son into a vampire, so he will "live" again. With 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' finally telling the true story behind one of America's most iconic presidents, we put together a list of 30 crazy literary mash-ups that could become movies. Explores the secret life of the America's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and the untold story that shaped the nation. [21], Richard Corliss of Time magazine stated that "The historical epic and the monster movie run on parallel tracks, occasionally colliding but never forming a coherent whole. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER traverses throughout all the battles and turning points of the Civil War and deftly uncovers the vampire presence beneath the surface. Sturgess also tells Lincoln of the vampires' weakness, silver, and presents him with a silver pocket watch. Nearly two years later, on April 14, 1865, Sturgess tells Lincoln that the remaining vampires have fled the country. It’s nothing more than a large scale visual assault for the senses, and if … The film was produced by Tim Burton, Bekmambetov, and Jim Lemley, with Simon Kinberg as an executive producer. Sturgess explains that vampires exist, and offers to teach Lincoln to be a vampire hunter. Abraham does what any sensible child would've done - pledged himself wholly and completely to eradicating the entire world of vampires. But the normal life is a cover for what he really needs to do, kill Vampires. We'll elaborate. "[27] USA Today reviewer Scott Bowles remarked, "A stylish slasher of a movie, a monster flick that does its vampires right, if not their real-life counterparts," giving the film 2.5 out of 4. During his training, Sturgess tells Lincoln that the vampires in America descend from Adam, a vampire who owns a plantation in New Orleans with his sister, Vadoma. It is a story that can never be told. [17] Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter also made an unconventional debut with a screening for troops deployed in the Middle East. | The quid pro quo is that Abe will kill only those vampires that Henry directs him to. Parents Guide. “Without death,' he answered, 'life is meaningless. The journal-style book is written as a partial "secret" diary of Abraham Lincoln, kept by the 16th President of the United States and given to the author by a vampire named Henry Sturges.. After Lincoln's election as President of the United States of America, he moves to the White House with Mary, where they have a son, William Wallace Lincoln. Also, by God's decree, a vampire is incapable of killing another vampire, as "only the living can kill the dead." The boy died the same way his grandmother did. The book's author, Seth Grahame-Smith, was hired to write the script. Please enable it to continue. He gets a job and lodging in the store of Joshua Speed where he meets his black friend Will Johnson. Sheesh. | Lincoln makes it his mission to eliminate them, becoming history's greatest hunter of the undead. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. Meanwhile, Mary and the ex-slaves have transported the silver to Gettysburg through the Underground Railroad. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Years later, Abraham Lincoln seeks revenges against Jack Barts but he fails in his intent of killing the vampire. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. [7][9][14] Filming began in March 2011 in Louisiana. Armed with their silver weapons, the Union soldiers destroy the vampires and eventually win the war. Filming began in Louisiana in March 2011 and the film was released in Real D 3D on June 20, 2012 in the United Kingdom and June 22, 2012 in the United States. He meets Mary Todd but Henry cautions him about relationships. In "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the 16th president is out for revenge after witnessing his own mother get killed by bloodsuckers. Confederate President Jefferson Davis convinces Adam to deploy his vampires on the front lines. Abraham also dates Mary Todd but keeps his vampire hunter business in secret. The now leaderless Confederate vampires stage a final, massive assault and are met head on by the Union. [5][14] The film had a budget of $99.5 million and was produced in 3D. I couldn't get through this book fast enough, not because I didn't enjoy it, but because I was so anxious to see what would happen next. When a vampire attempts to slay another, they are held back by a possibly mystical, unseen force, much like opposing m… It recounts, via a narrator who has his secret diary, the 16th president's side-gig as a vampire slayer at a time when vampires were stealthily gaining political power and acquiring slaves for homicidal purposes. Abraham Lincoln was a little more than a child when his mother passed due to a mysterious illness. The Trinity failed to stop the man from escaping and Willy was revealed to have been poisoned. The president discovers blood-thirsty vampires are planning to take over the United States. [13], In January 2011, with Bekmambetov attached as director, Walker was cast as Abraham Lincoln. As with all work dealing with the subject of Honest Abe, this novel would not be complete without confronting the topic of his assassination at the hands of actor John Wilkes Booth. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is, by its very nature, a fantasy film in which a real life historical figure goes up against a mythical figure of human fear, and that fear is vanquished. Taglines Jun 09, 2012. Lincoln orders the confiscation of all the silverware in the area and has it melted to produce silver weapons. Nancy Hanks Lincoln died when Abraham Lincoln was 9. 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