When I first heard about this movie in the internet feeds, I was a little intrigued but not interested enough to make an effort to watch it. Then I heard from a friend that part of the premise was that slave owners were actually vampires that fed upon their slaves, and I thought that was symbolically and historically interesting, so I queued it on my Netflix.
I didn’t expect too much from it overall, thinking it was just a thriller action horror. The action was pretty decent, and there were some pretty good one-liners, such as:
“Real power comes not from hate, but from truth.”
The historical references were a nice touch and all, especially the little “plot twist” in the end, but overall, they tried to stuff too much into the time of the film. It was like a mini-series that only had one episode to tell the whole tale, so by the end, you’re kind of lost and disconnected with the main character. Also, there were a lot of action scenes, lines, and plot aspects that came off as just way too hackneyed or unbelievable. There was an attempt to get stylized, but a lot of the substance fell out from underneath those attempts.
With his moves, though, I think Abe Lincoln in Vampire Hunter mode would appreciate what Cowboy Ninja can do. ^_^