Was ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Too Overhyped?

By on 22 June, 2012


Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Reviews

 

Fans have been looking forward to the movie adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s best-selling novel, ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter‘. However they must now be wondering whether they overhyped the movie, following lacklustre reviews. But how many book-to-movie adaptations have actually been worth the cost of a cinema ticket? Let’s leave ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ trilogy out of this for now!

 

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter‘, co-produced by Tim Burton, has left most reviewers feeling dismayed and disappointed, following early previews of the movie. So far, the movie has scored a shameful 35 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, with most of the critics who endured its lightweight comic-horror, dismissing the movie outright!

 

Tim Robery, writing for the Daily Telegraph, said:

“When 3D dust-motes and train-engine sparks are the most tempting things to look at, something has failed.”

 

Credit must be given to those who scraped the barrel trying to find the positives, and failed, with The Los Angeles Times saying:

“…given the subject matter, an exercise in delicacy and restraint was unlikely, but it’s too bad that the film’s concept is way more entertaining than what has ended up on-screen.”

 

Even USA Today‘s Scott Bowles wrote:

“Oh, what it could have been. The film dances around solid themes: racism, nationhood, the embodiment of evil vs. the spirit of good.

“Yet every time Hunter comes close to saying something, it slips into lazy writing.”

 

Probably something to wait for on DVD? Such a shame!

 


 

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