I won’t lie about this film — when I first heard about Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, I assumed it wasn’t going to be stellar. Surprising fact: it was. I really enjoyed it. That’s not to say it’s doesn’t have some issues but is any zombie movie perfect? Do none of them break the ‘rules’? We all know they do and that’s what makes for great diversity within the genre.
As Abraham Lincoln labors over the Gettysburg address, the importance of which he is fully aware, he learns that a menace from his past has returned, threatening to tear the already fractured nation to pieces. He must journey behind enemy lines to face a foe far more fearsome than the Confederate army: the walking dead.
My Rating: A-
Interesting Facts: Teddy Roosevelt was two years old at the beginning of the civil war far too young to walk softly and carry a big stick; the fort featured in the film was also used in the filming of Robert Redford’s movie The Conspirator; and an avid history buff, actor Bill Oberst Jr. agreed to take on the role of Lincoln, provided he could deliver the Gettysburg Address (much to his excitement, he was able to do so, which he did mostly from memory, having played Lincoln multiple times on stage).
And now it’s time for the trailer…