Tim Burton’s Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American dark fantasy/action horror film which was loosely based on the 2010 mashup novel of the same name.
The movie tells us about Abraham Lincoln, our greatest president (and vampire hunter), who after his mother died by an undead assailant, decides to deal out some vigilante justice on some vampires. The film was generally panned by critics, but it did do fairly well at the box office.
What People Think
I went to go watch this movie yesterday and I was surprised that not as many people liked it as much as I did. Critics obviously didn’t like it very much with a current rating of 39% on Rotten Tomatoes . However, this rating is based on 23 reviews and an average rating of 4.8/10 stars, which isn’t great at all for a Tim Burton film.
The audience rating is currently 62% with an average rating of 3.2/5 stars, which I think is very generous seeing as most people who go to the cinema just see the movie to be entertained – they don’t critique it too hard.
As for me, I thought the movie was great and pretty much follows the book very well (I read it after watching the movie). The acting was good with Benjamin Walker playing our lead actor Abraham Lincoln. There is currently an Oscar buzz surrounding him for this role, which might actually win him the award.
Cinematography and Production
The cinematography and production design was great, as per usual with Tim Burton movies. However, I felt that some of the CGI wasn’t too great, but it’s not a big deal in my opinion. The story is very well written and the action sequences are top-notch.
Why It’s Great
This is one of those movies that you can watch without worrying too much about the plot holes or whether people liked it more than you did. For example, few critics seemed to like this movie as much as I did, but they do all agree on two things: 1) This is a great Tim Burton film and 2) The cinematography is really good. So you can watch it just to see the darker side of Tim Burton’s mind, admire some great cinematography or just enjoy a fun action/horror film that’s more for entertainment than anything else. What more could you want? This movie is definitely worth your time and money!
All in all, I would definitely recommend this movie if you’re a fan of Tim Burton or just want an enjoyable, action-packed movie to watch. It’s not the best movie I’ve ever seen, but it was great for what it was.
I think that Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is a great movie and people who didn’t like it are just being too critical. If you go into it with an open mind, you’ll enjoy it.
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