Monday, 6 October 2014

Dracula Untold - review

Bram Stoker's Dracula could always have been viewed by some as a tragic character, consumed by love and grief, but here Vlad The Impaler is repackaged as an anti-hero, a man who was driven down this path to out of duty to protect his people and family.

This movie looks at how a man became the legend in a slight but fun prequel that could easily have been called Batman Begins.

Luke Evans is solid as Vlad, showing the requisite charm, smoulder and aggression, however Charles Dances away with almost the entire movie in just one scene as the Vampire who turns the man into the monster.

It certainly doesn't suck as much as it could have but lacks the required bite to make this particular version of the story live in immortality.

3 stars

1 comment:

  1. So often we start to believe this stuff to be real. Looks interesting.