Hi, need to submit a 1250 words paper on the topic Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Timur Bekmambetov. The narrative of the movie takes the form of secret journal entries, in which Lincoln as a young boy reports witnessing the death of his mother at the hands of a plantation owner who he claims was a vampiric. As a result, he swears vengeance. and with the guidance and help of another hunter, Henry Sturgess, a role played by Dominic Cooper, Lincoln starts a life-long mission to find and destroy all the vampires lurking amongst humans, and they hold on the mortal society.
After several years, Lincoln’s attraction towards politics mostly fuelled and motivated by his belief that he had the opportunity and ability to make a difference in mankind’s war, not as an assassin, but as a leader. We also witness Lincoln’s election, we see him signing the Emancipation Proclamation and the outburst of the American Civil War. In addition, we also get to see how these abrupt changes in his life affect the vampires, the interests they have in maintaining the status quo, especially of lawful slavery-with a lot of slaves to offer food with the fear of reprisal as well as the temporal power that the use of slave labor, and immortality bring. the pre-abolition political climate is ideal for them. This apparent conflict of interest, both inhuman and human, set the movie up for an explosive showdown between the protagonist Lincoln, and the antagonist, the perceived father of the vampires of North America, Adam (Rufus Sewell).
Vampires are considered monstrous, strong, savage, fast, and capable of being invisible. this is made possible as a result of the design cues that the director, Bekmambetov has used in his previous vampire flicks such as in the Day Watch, and Night Watch. As scheming and faceless antagonists meant to push the movie hero to the limit, they do very well in that regard. They can also be considered as a metaphor for the inhumane nature of those that support and root for slavery. however, such ideal concepts lose their effect in a movie such as these where in-your-face action and comic-book .violence are portrayed and dialed up to the maximum. .