Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 6.4/10 (6,094 voted)
Critic's Score: 42/100
Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper
Storyline Explores the secret life of the America's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and the untold story that shaped the nation. The president discovers blood-thirsty vampires are planning to take over the United States. Lincoln makes it his mission to eliminate them, becoming history's greatest hunter of the undead.
Writers: Seth Grahame-Smith, Seth Grahame-Smith
Cast: Benjamin Walker
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary Todd Lincoln
Cameron M. Brown
Senator Jeb Nolan
Young Abraham Lincoln
Opening Weekend: $16,306,974
(24 June 2012)
(24 June 2012)
Did You Know?
Trivia: Robin McLeavy was considered to play Lincoln's wife Mary Todd, and was later cast as Lincoln's mother Nancy.
The movie shows the Washington Monument as completed. In reality, construction on the monument stopped in 1855 when the Civil War broke out because materials and workers became scarce. It was only about a quarter complete. The Washington Monument was not completed until 1885, 20 years after Abraham Lincoln died.
History prefers legends to men.
Solid all around flick with fantastic action
Just got back from an advanced screening that was the (according to the
director) first screening seen by people outside of the cast/crew of
the movie. Overall I was very impressed, having never read the book I
did not really know what to expect. Acting was good, nothing Oscar
worthy but no poor performances. Everyone did their job well,
especially Benjamin Walker and Dominic Cooper. They both excelled in
their roles as Lincoln and Henry respectively. Plot flowed well and was
easy to follow, and the action was absolutely fantastic. It was over
the top, fast paced, bloody, and very well done. If you don't mind
seeing vampires getting hacked, slashed, and bashed to death in a wide
variety of ways, you'll enjoy this movie.