Monday, 10 November 2014

Movie review - Dracula Untold (2014)

Dracula Untold (2014) / fantasy, action

Directed by Gary Shore
Screenplay by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless
Based on Dracula by Bram Stoker
Produced by Michael De Luca
Starrring: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance, William Houston, Ferdinand Kingsley
Trailer: click.

A visual vampire treat with an average story!

Rather than focus on Irish novelist Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula, the film creates an origin story for its title character, Count Dracula, by re-imagining the story of Vlad the Impaler.

If you're not taking in consideration the historical facts which basically don't exist, apart from the resemblance of some names, this is a mediocre film but far better than Twilight nonsense. Plot is decent but with many holes, there is a lack of a solid characters and connection. Neverthelss it's still a nice combination of slow sequences and action with gorgeous visuals and costumes. Luke's performance was very good and I can say the same for Sarah and Charles. Watchable supernatural popcorn tale! 3/5

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