Directed by Gary Shore
Written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless
Starring Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance
Worse than The Equalizer (which is a shame because I like Luke Evans, I think he’s got potential) but definitely better and way more enjoyable than Annabelle. Annabelle is such a buzz here by the way despite being no more than a scare.
Well, when it comes to a movie like this, I don’t really have much to say. I have to admit I was excited for Dracula Untold probably because I’m rooting for Luke Evans and mostly because I love Legendary Pictures. In my eyes, they only make fantastic, quality blockbusters (nothing thrills me better than a really, very good blockbuster movie). Well, except for the sequels to The Hangover.
For Dracula Untold, the story is clichéd, like obviously. You would know from the very beginning what is going to happen throughout the movie. You’d have guessed that Vlad would drink his own wife’s blood in the end for the tragic and the irony of it. It doesn’t count as spoilers, now, does it? Characterisation is also close to zero. Nothing is special with the writing, all ordinary and not very memorable. The only thing that wow-ed me was the action scenes. Pretty cool. I would say Gary Shore isn’t bad. Perhaps with this he’s only a wee bit unfortunate. Maybe what he needs is a better material.
I am not saying that Dracula Untold is bad. Not at all. If there is one thing that intrigues me, it’s vampirism. Who wouldn’t want the strength of 100 men and the speed of a shooting star?
All I need is time.
My rating: 7/10