Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: Honestly, this was one of the movies I was most excited about this year. Abraham Lincoln killing vampires—how could they go wrong? Director Timur Bekmambetov has most certainly found a way, turning in a boring, redundant and humorless film that blows it in most categories. Benjamin Walker is given little to do as Lincoln. He walks around looking glum and occasionally swings an axe at very unconvincing vampires. The movie speculates that the Confederacy was full of vampires during the Civil War, and it has absolutely no fun with this idea. I was hoping for something that I could file alongside the likes of Evil Dead 2 with this one—good, sick fun with a dash of camp humor. Instead, we get a movie that’s as tedious and bland as the Underworld films. It will surely stand as one of the year’s biggest cinematic letdowns.