RUN TIME- 93 MINS
WRITERS- KARL T. HIRSCH, J. LAUREN PROCTOR AND RICHARD SCHENKMAN
STARRING- BILL OBERST JR., KENT INGLEHEART AND RHIANA VAN HELTON
DIRECTOR- RICHARD SCHENKAMAN
Synopsis taken from IMDb
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.
I went into this movie on "guys night" for the intentions of having a corny movie to laugh at on as background noise. Tune in here and there to laugh at dumb parts and make fun of the effects. But then once the movie started we didn't find ourselves laughing...
This movie does not come off as a low budget movie, when I found out that it was only made on $150,000 I was shocked. The film comes off very well made for that budget. The lighting is good and that has alot to do with it. As well as the acting and effects weren't that bad. What was supposed to be a background flick turned out to steal our attention.
I liked Bill Oberst Jr. playing Abe, he did a good job and executed the role well, without overacting it or making it come off cheesy. However, I guess to enforce how they wanted to portray what a leader he was, there were alot of prolonged speeches. He gives several of them and they tend to be long. I liked the speech idea, I just feel they made him go a little too hard on it.
The acting in this movie wasn't anything break but I can't express how surprised I was with this movie. The acting worked and wasn't bad enough to ruin the movie, it was actually well acted. The supporting cast do a good job of keeping the story going and contributing to the action.
When the zombies start to pour in and war breaks out, Abe starts tearing zombies up. Brutalizing them left and right and looking untouchable while doing it. The whole time you can't help but realize how ridiculous it is that Abe Lincoln is slaying zombies, but then again, it's so entertaining you let it slide.
The zombie effects in this film aren't bad, the gore is good but the zombies look very generic and I found that as the movie progressed, its quality went down eventually leading to a very weak and corny explosion stunt involving a zip line.
This film is just as much about Abe and his emotional struggle to lead and not fall or fail under such dire circumstances as it is zombies. Abe is the star, no doubt, and the zombies are the background characters.
So this movie was entertaining, fun, surprising but it also has bad effects and cg some points and that hurts the film because they did such a good job making it not look low budget. But all in all they did a good job.
THIS FILM GETS 2 1/2 REAPERS OUT OF 4