December 21, 2012

Quick Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Before we get into our end of the year awards lists, let's take a few minutes to at least offer a paragraph or two on some of the movies that we never got around to writing about, and that deserve to have a few words spoken about them.

From the pleasant surprise of Dredd, we move on to the unpleasant reality of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

I'm not really sure who sat in a Studio boardroom and thought that the concept of this movie sounded like a good one, but it wasn't. I suppose kids (along with really easy to please adults) might get a kick out of the ridiculous action sequences in this movie, but for us it was an exercise in cringe-inducing tedium, and it was difficult just to sit through it.

Come on, guys. Really?
From the painful story, to the painful dialogue, this movie felt like it should have been a Direct-to-DVD release, and a bad one at that. I'm all for silly fun in movies, especially when it comes to action flicks (we loved both Expendables flicks, and those movies are about as silly as it gets), but this one just didn't have the fun factor that so many self-aware B-movies have.

The vampires looked cool at least...
It took itself a bit too seriously at times, and that aspect of things didn't mesh with the movie's comedy aspects at all. It just felt like it was confused about which way it should go, and for us, that killed it.

Then again, what do I know... this suck-job of a movie has made nearly $120 million world-wide. Blah.


Ladies, ladies, ladies...

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