92 Min | Action – Drama – Fantasy | October 2014
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Director: Gary Shore
Starring: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon
Dracula Untold Review: Dracula Untold is an intense love story that changes everything we know about the world’s most famous vampire. Dracula undergoes a complete makeover, trading his creepy castle in for a palace fit for a king. That’s right, Dracula better known as “Vlad the Impaler” is a Slavic prince and protector of his people. Dracula Untold tries to stay true to some of the history behind the classic story of Dracula which is interesting, but also confusing.
In Dracula Untold, Vlad played by Luke Evans is a prince who may be brutal on the battlefield, but is adored by his citizens. When war with a neighboring nation seems unavoidable he is forced to do something that will change his life forever. He locates a great evil that will give him super speed, strength, and the ability to fly. He will get these powers and many more for three days if he can resist the urge to drink human blood, but if he gives in he will stay like this for the rest of eternity. The deal seems simple at the time but the safety of Vlad’s people and family is at risk. Now it’s up to him to protect himself and those he loves from the war.
My favorite thing about Dracula Untold is definitely the special effects. They make the movie less scary and more action packed and thrilling. You never know exactly what was going to next and, it is still fun watching it all play out. The most entertaining character in the entire movie is the “master vampire” played by Charles Dance. He makes a lasting impression on the audience because of how he makes his character scary, but interesting. He also plays a very important role in the storyline. My favorite part of the movie is when Dracula unleashes his powers on an entire army for the first time. This scene is jaw-dropping due to the animation and special effects. Also, the music adds excitement to the movie. I recommend Dracula Untold for ages 14 to 18 because of some more mature scenes.