I’m sick of the sparkly, romantic vampires that are haunting the cineplex. Twilight seems to have infected all horror films, actually, and now everyone in the film is young, handsome and charming, and their desire to kill you by sucking your blood? Well, that’s just an awkward bad habit that we should forgive because, well, they’re so darn sparkly. Blech.
Along the way, much of the real story of Abraham Lincoln is woven into the movie, including when he moves to Springfield, Missouri and meets Mary Todd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), though at the time she’s apparently engaged to fiery politician Stephan Douglas (Alan Tudyk). She falls in love with the lanky, mysterious Abe, even as he’s just a shop clerk working for the entrepreneurial Speed (Jimmi Simpson) while studying the law to become a lawyer. Of course, by night Abe has to balance out his courtship of Mary with his vampire hunting efforts, but he does a pretty good job of that, helping clear Springfield of a lot of baddies.