Dracula has never looked better

November 13, 2014 Review Print Print
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Trying to decide what movie to watch with my boyfriend can be a bit tricky. When you are into horror, romance and Disney, and your boyfriend is into Disney and Adventure, it’s a toss up between “Book of Life” (which isn’t a Disney movie, but is animated) and “Dracula Untold.” We had looked up reviews for both of the movies on Rotten Tomatoes and decided to go with the underdog.

“Dracula Untold” is a gripping movie — quite literally as I had times I held on to my seat.

I was completely surprised at the beauty and the awesome effects of the film. Director Gary Shore blew me away with a movie that actually had a storyline.

“Dracula Untold” is the story of how Dracula came to be Dracula.

Dracula, or Vlad, Prince of Transylvania in Romania, is told that the Sultan of Turkey needs 1,000 boys to fight in his army.

Distraught, Vlad refuses to give up the sons in his kingdom. The Sultan is not pleased with this, and sends men to capture Vlad’s son.

After fighting and getting his son back, Vlad decides he needs more power to be able to defeat the invasion of soldiers. Giving up his humanity to become a vampire, Vlad has three days to defeat the invasion and still remain human. That is unless he feeds, then he is be trapped as a vampire forever.

I absolutely loved this movie and was very disappointed with the scores of both Rotten Tomatoes and Meta Critic being 24 percent for Rotten Tomatoes and a 40 for Meta Critic.

The graphics are great, the story is terrific and, if you’re a fan of the Dracula movies, this is an awesome twist.

Rating: A+

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