Review by Matthew Schuchman
It's hard to imagine anyone sitting down to watch Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter expecting a masterpiece of taut acting and tear-jerking drama, but it's the film's attempt to take itself seriously at times that makes the formula fall apart. You have to know where to draw the line when filming a story like this. If you want to play the silly factor properly, you have to set the tone from the beginning. Instead, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter starts off as un-silly as can be and then just decides to play it stupid as the whole thing crashes in ball of sub-moronic ridiculousness.
Being wacky and ridiculous is fine, but you have to fully commit to it. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter buys too much stock in its own ability to be something more than a goofy gimmick, rendering the entire experience limp and pathetic. You'll laugh, but it's much more a scenario of one laughing at, not with.
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