President Lincoln’s mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers. —IMDb
A film lover since his early childhood, Timur Bekmambetov made his first film at the age of 10 while at summer camp. After graduating from the A.N. Ostrovsky Institute of Theatrical Arts in Uzbekistan in the 1980s, Bekmambetov worked as a set designer for a number of years. He wrote and co-directed his first film, Peshawar Waltz, in 1992. For the rest of the decade Bekhmambetov directed television commercials, music videos and the eight-part TV miniseries Our 90s. His break out horror movie, Night Watch, was released in 2004 and made with a budget of only $4 million. With the film, Bekmambetov set out to depict a traditional scary movie along with a realistic view of daily life in Russia. The film was a tremendous success in Russia, and in turn was distributed internationally. Bekmambetov recently made the sequel to Nightwatch, Daywatch, and is set to make the final chapter in the trilogy in 2007. —Seagull Films
Maybe 1 1/2 stars out of 5 on this one. Admittedly its entertaining at the cost of the need to state how utterly fucking ridiculous it is out loud every 10 minutes. The horse stampede scene was as dumb as a bowl of mice, which was matched only by the line Lincoln delivers when he kills the main bad guy. In the plus column, this movie made Spielberg's Lincoln infinitely more watchable.
A solid round of first reviews for Avengers and a lengthy new trailer for Prometheus.