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    Explores the secret life of the America's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and the untold story that shaped their nation. The president discovers blood-thirsty vampires are planning to take over the United States. Lincoln makes it his mission to eliminate them, becoming history's greatest hunter of the undead.

    “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is such a smashing title it’s too bad someone had to spoil things by making a movie to go with it. Then again, a big-screen version of Seth Grahame-Smith’s comic novel was doubtless inevitable, given the delectable absurdity of the 16th president of the United States’ going all Buffy on a vamp army, splitting heads like rails. That sounds funny, and for a while it plays like head-exploding gangbusters on screen, particularly when the young Mr. Lincoln (a solid Benjamin Walker), in his grasshopper stage, begins learning how to swing a silver-tipped ax like a kung fu master. (As the great man said: “Whatever you are, be a good one.”)

    Silver used to seem reserved for slaying werewolves, but these days anything goes when it comes to monsters. The newfangled vampires in “Abraham Lincoln” are largely felled with silver-tipped blades and, like the dead beauties in the “Twilight” movies (and the original “Dracula”), they also move about during the day. What really distinguishes them, though, is less their sun screen than a monstrosity that isn’t simply a matter of myth or the metaphysical anguish that can trouble a modern vampire. Rather, theirs is a historical evil: These vampires are white Southerners whose cause is the enslavement of human beings and not states’ rights. There’s no denying their villainy, a welcome alternative to those real-world celebrations that whitewash the period by ignoring slavery.

    Written by Mr. Grahame-Smith, the movie opens in 1820 with Abraham as a young boy proving his moral mettle by protecting another child, a black friend, Will (Anthony Mackie takes over the thankless adult role), from a slaver’s whip. The slaver is Jack Barts (Marton Csokas), who takes his revenge on Abraham by lethally nibbling Abe’s mother, Nancy. She’s soon out of the picture, as is his father. This clears the way for the orphan’s revenge, a life mission that, by the time Lincoln is tall enough to skim ceilings, has transformed him into a warrior whose skills are more 20th century than 19th, more reminiscent of the slow-motion cool of early Wachowski brothers than the slow-literature adventures of the earlier era.

    Nosed along by excerpts from Abraham’s purported journals about his slayer adventures, the story zips from Lincoln’s childhood to young adulthood, where, after a botched vampire hunt, he meets an agreeable enigma, Henry Sturgess (Dominic Cooper). Henry teaches Abraham the Way of the Vampire Kill, an extended, enjoyable lesson that allows the performers to engage with each other rather than serving as props, like most of the actors here. Once Henry leaves the scene, the movie quickly deflates, both because Mr. Cooper isn’t around to fan your interest and because the story’s fealty to its pulpy version of history (Mary Todd, etc.) drags it down. Once Abraham grows a beard, laying down his ax to take up politics, the movie is effectively over, if not done. And the Civil War has scarcely begun.

    From all the liquid, slo-mo action it’s clear that the Russian director Timur Bekmambetov still holds “The Matrix” close to his heart. He first popped up on American radar with a pair of supernatural diversions, “Night Watch” (2004) and “Day Watch” (2006), that are close to incomprehensible (I became bored trying) but are crammed with enough gloom and pyrotechnics that he soon went Hollywood. His first American studio effort, “Wanted” (2008), is a modestly diverting if finally tedious exercise in which the stylized violence almost upstages its star, Angelina Jolie. “Wanted” is the kind of contemporary studio fun that shows a bullet exiting a human head in slow motion, giving you time to marvel at how the skin around the wound stretches as the projectile leisurely rips through the skull.

    Mr. Bekmambetov has a knack for screen carnage and he has plenty to work with in “Abraham Lincoln,” which gives him untold bodies with which to paint the screen red. (The intentionally drab, at times duo-chromatic palette dulls the colorful spray.) Outside of Nazis and zombies or, better yet, Nazi zombies, nothing says easily disposable villains like slave-trading vampires. And there is, no question, something satisfying — as the pleasure of the story’s pop conceit hits your deep historical outrage — about watching Lincoln decapitate a slave-trading ghoul, at least the first few dozen times. If only Mr. Bekmambetov had a strong sense of narrative rhythm and proportion, and as great a commitment to life as he does to death and all the ways bodies can be digitally pulverized.

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