Timur Bekmambetov directs Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in this period fantasy horror hybrid that retells Abraham Lincoln’s life if he were a vampire hunter.
There’s a good gimmick here but it gets lost in a mess of sloppy CGI and tension-free carnage. I’m not sure if it really must take itself quite so solemnly… adding vampires into the historical mix should in theory negate any overt need for worthiness. Shame as the ensemble is pleasing and the production design is well aged. Maybe if there was a smidge more focus then this would live up to its promise. Benjamin Walker looks as much like a digitally de-aged Liam Neeson as he does Honest Abe.
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