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 an foe far more fearsome than the Confederate army: the walking dead.Written by
It's pretty obvious that "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies" was made to cash in on the publicity generated by the big budget major Hollywood studio movie "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". And it's pretty obvious that this movie, being a production from the low budget movie studio The Asylum, is not going to be very good even before you start watching it. Still, there's a little praise I can give this production. For was was a REAL low budget, the movie doesn't look that bad - it's obvious that the filmmakers managed to squeeze every last penny out of their limited funds. Also, some of the actors in the movie do seem to be trying hard despite the threadbare conditions. There are also no real boring bits, and there is a lot of blood and gore shed. But despite merit such as what I've described, the movie doesn't work in the end. The biggest problem with the movie is its tone - though there are plenty of flesh- eating zombies on the prowl, the movie doesn't manage to make them scary or feel like a real threat. The tone of the movie is instead sedate and casual, wrong for a horror movie such as this, even one that clearly isn't taking everything seriously. While the movie doesn't work in the end, I will freely admit I've seen worse horror movies both from and not from The Asylum.
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