Considering the film's ostensibly silly concept, it would have been far better if this were a comedy film, or better yet a parody. Instead, we get a sub-par fantasy action flick that fails because it takes its ridiculous premise way too seriously. In fact, the overly serious tone is what breaks suspension of disbelief to the point of no return. It's not just the vampire killing element that's flawed. Somehow, it seems as though the writers changed history in order to make it fit the premise, eventually up to the point that the entire Confederate army is basically written off as vampires. Not only does that not make sense, but it also reeks of historical revisionism. Again, all of this would have been fine as a comedy, but it's taken so seriously and in such a forced way that it simply doesn't work. The acting is pretty much average, it sounds so forced. I don't think for a moment that any of the actors really felt like taking the film seriously the first time, and the characters suffer because of it. Then again, the very bland personalities don't help the cause. The film looks completely bland, almost as though the producers were making a very feeble attempt to ooze grit from every orifice, and in the end it fails. The action scenes seem like they could have been the best part of the movie, but even with competent choreography, the action scenes suffer because they're just so inescapably dull and ridiculous. To top it all off, the film's generic orchestral film score creates a generally bad atmosphere that ruins everything including the action scenes. Ultimately, though not the worst film of its kind, this film fails as a fantasy action film, and squanders ever opportunity it had to work as a parody of such.