vampires are bloodthirsty and cunning."
Lincoln is already a hero. One of the first real American heroes. 16th
President of the United States of America, he led his country in one of
the worst American moments of crisis : the Civil War. He abolished
slavery and saved the union of the States. It is difficult to make of
this important historical figure an even bigger hero ,
imagining around him a hidden story of vampire hunter. Difficult but not
impossible in fantasy, action and horror films as well as in novels. In
this movie we have a truly " visionary vision" based on the
omonimous novel by Seth Grahame-Smith and directed by filmmaker Timur
Bekmambetov (Wanted , in which Abraham Lincoln is a vampire hunter and
in which the Civil War shows that other reasons have caused it ,
imaginary reasons that are of course quite different from what usually
Lincoln becomes this way almost a Marvel character, more similar to
Blade than to the exceptional political he truly was. This may sound
strange during a first vision, although the title should already warn .
Moreover there is a second key character of the movie: Henry Sturgess
(Dominic Cooper), a kind of master, a vampire himself who helps and
teach Lincoln to become an undead hunter, after he saves him from the
vampire Jack Barts maybe responsible of the dead of Abraham's
mother. After 10 years of training Sturgess confides to Lincoln from
whom all vampires in America descend and how thy fear silver.
the secret weapon! Indeed , after marriage and after the beginning of
his political career, Lincoln must face his enemies once and for all,
again "protected" and warned by Sturgess who reveals that
slaves are foods for vampires and that to defeat this business can be
very dangerous. From this moment on, the story gets a true wave of
action, which is magnified by the very good 3D effects. At the end of
story, after having defeated the enemies and changed the history of
America and maybe of the world, will Lincoln accept the last
Sturgess`offer to become himself a vampire in oder to fight eternally.
And if not what will do Sturgess in our modern days?
Tim Burton says : “Lincoln’s
entire life mirrors the classic comic book superhero mythology.
It’s a duality: during the day he’s the president of the United States; at
night, a vampire hunter.”
“He was ordinary and extraordinary at the same time,” says
director Timur Bekmambetov. Adds
screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, who adapted his best-selling novel of
the same name: “Lincoln’s life story is an archetypal superhero origin
dichotomy is well arranged in the movie, which might be not a
masterpiece but it is cool enough to ensure the attention of the
side is that the film never forgets that presents a beloved president,
nonetheless in his simple basics, brings action, suspence and a
fantasy/horror based revolutionary explanation of events,
perfectly inserted in that historical time. Grahame-Smith’notes:
“The vampires in our movie aren’t romantic or funny, and they
certainly don’t sparkle,” “Our vampires are
bloodthirsty and cunning – and most frightening of all, they’ve
become a part of the fabric of everyday life, working as blacksmiths,
pharmacists, and bankers.”
sense of humour is also present in this movie, indeed: “The
human side is always the most important thing,” Burton says.
“And the character has to have a sense of humor because no one
could survive as a vampire hunter without it.”
get a try to this movie, if you don`t expect some oscar winning
dimension, you will be not disappointed!
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