This weekend – thanks to CBS news and random people’s cellphones – we saw the first few video snippets for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter pop up online. Two films that are very eagerly anticipated but will probably both suck.
And no, I’m not just referring to their vampiric subject matter.
First up is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, a film that my colleague Darryn just cannot wait to see. Me? Not so much. With Timur Bekmembatov (Wanted, Night Watch, Day Watch) at the helm, I know that it’s certainly going to look stylish, but I have a feeling that the crazy concept may just come off as really cheesy.
The clip is courtesy of CBS news. They do an interview with Benjamin Walker, who plays the Nosferatu hunting president, and interspersed in the footage are clips from the film. Unfortunately these clips are doing nothing to change my initial prediction for the film, especially the Resident Evil-esque spinning slow-mo jumping.
This weekend also saw Target stores around the US debuting exclusive footage from Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2. Naturally, as soon as the screens lit up, cellphones were whipped out to bootleg them.
Now I’ve made no bones about the fact that I think the entire Twilight saga is a bubbling pool of excrement, and I’d rather not have humanity subjected to its inanity for one second further. However everybody has different tastes, and I know that our audience consists of people that really enjoy this soppy codswallop. So here you go, @flmboy: