Clint: 5/5 stars, 8/10. Carolyn: 4/5 stars, 9/10.
Native rating: 4.5/5 stars, 6.0/10.
Produced in part by Tim Burton, directed by Timur Bekmambetov — the same director as Night Watch and Day Watch — so he already has experience with awesomely-visual surreal worlds involving vampires. Very good choice. I’m glad this guy is doing English-language movies now.
This was an awesome concept. I pretty much instantly knew from the title alone that I would love this movie.
But then… Even despite all that… It completely blew away my expectations. Way more than I thought, and I already thought I’d love it.
I did not catch on that Abe’s wife was Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.
Anyway… Abe Lincoln was already pretty awesome, and this movie made him even cooler than before. Doesn’t matter if it’s fiction. This stoked simultaneous feelings that no other movie has ever stoked before. Great job!
This also wins the award for “best movie idea produced by manatees” (that’s a South Park Vs. Family Guy reference, in case you missed it).
LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1611224/