Trailer 2 for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has surfaced the web and I’m still not sure what to make of the film. Originally, I thought the film was going to be a complete blast, with honest Abe slaying hundreds with his axe in a gory, yet campy fashion, but the first trailer shot down those hopes with its super-serious tone. Trailer 2 was met with adjusted expectations and it still strikes me as odd.
I’m so confused as to why they’re playing it so straight-forward with such a ridiculous concept. It isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it just strikes me as confusing. I’m interested in the film because of the concept, but not because of the footage on display. Everything is too dark, flat and lifeless. Where’s all of the fun hiding?
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter stars Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper and Anthony Mackie. The film was directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Tim Burton.
It opens in 3D on June 22nd, 2012.
Check out the second trailer below: