Written by Scotty
Fighting for what is right is something everyone should believe in. Putting personal feelings aside and making sure that no one else gets hurt could be one of the most admirable things a person can do. If that person happens to be in some sort of position with power over many more, the fight is much more aggressive and things end up changing. Just imagine if a president was really like that.
Abraham Lincoln is working on the docks with his father when he notices his good friend Will being beaten by Jack Barts. Barts is a man of power in running his affairs and treats everyone in his employee as his own personal slaves. Although Will is a person of color, he was born a free person and should not be subjected to such punishment. Young Abraham comes to his friend’s aid, but when his father got involved in the scuffle, he was relieved of his employment and told to pay out of his contract. With no money, the Lincoln’s could not oblige this request, so Barts took it upon himself to find another method of payment.
Abraham woke up late the following evening to see an intruder in his house, biting his mother. Knowing that this was Mr. Barts, young Abe was planning to exact his revenge against the older man when he was big enough. After his father passed away, Abe was much more able to do this, but was confronted by a stranger in the local bar that took notice in his binge drinking. After leaving, Abe with pistol in hand was ready to avenge his mother’s death, but found that Barts was more than just a man, but a vampire. Coming to his aid, the stranger was able to save Abraham Lincoln from certain death.
Henry Sturges saw some promise in the young man and took it upon himself to train Abraham in the ways of killing vampires. He only had two rules before Abe’s training was to take place, he was to have no family and no friends. With these agreed to, Abe was ready to take on the world and kill the man that took his childhood away. When Abe was ready to hunt, he was sent to Springfield to find logging while waiting for correspondence from his new master. Abe then made a friend with his new boss, but when the first letter appeared, he was ready to drop all ties and go on the hunt for vampires. Killing several blood suckers in town, Abe was starting to understand that this was a much bigger situation than he could have imagined, he had his work cut out for him.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter follows Abe Lincoln from his childhood to his time as the 16th President of the United States. With learning how to wield his axe, Abe also focused on law studies in his free time. With his great teacher Henry Sturges keeping him in line, Abe was astounded to see that he was falling for a local woman named Mary Todd. Mary was engaged to a local politician, but quickly found that she was in need of something much different and exciting. Although Abe never told her that his vampire hunts were true, he also never told a lie saying that it was not. After the two got married, Mary watched her husband’s rise to power as he was willing to risk it all to protect others from harm.
An action packed ride is what Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter brings to the screen. With fantastic vampire kills and long action sequences, you remain very entertained. If you are looking for a documentary of how Lincoln become president, you will need to pass on this, as what it says in the title is what you will get. Long gaps of time pass in just seconds as Abe grows up right in front of your eyes, but he never seems to forget the thing that is second most important to him. Killing vampires. Stay Scared.