Dracula Untold: Don’t Believe the Hype.

While I’m a sucker for thrilling vampire movies, especially a backstory that depicts the tale of mr. Dracula himself, I was left with a humph feeling after seeing Dracula Untold over the weekend.

I thought the beginning was a tad rushed,  as Prince Vlad hurried off to seek out dark elements like right at the second he was faced with a war. Maybe the director should have allowed a small battle first, a scene longer than the one where he killed the soldiers from taking his son, and allowed viewers a chance to see Prince Vlad fight solely as a man. Then work in his venture to ask the vampire for help when the rest of the army closed in on him.

Aside from that, it was a fairly good movie that one can enjoy, if you’re into the supernatural like myself. There’s no oscar worthy acting or anything truly epic, it’s just a fast paced movie focused mainly on battles and how one man is willing to do anything to protect his family. It’s not bloody or unbearably yucky. In fact, it’s more like an action film than anything else.

Dracula Untold is in theaters now if you’ve missed the many times that the movie trailer was flashed across your TV screen. Only watch if you’re looking to past time and swoon over the handsome Luke Evans.

Rating: 3/5

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