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Dracula Untold movie discussion

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posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 09:09 PM
I am not a big fan of vampire movies or monster movies in general. That said I would rate the movie "Dracula Untold" as one of the best if not the best of the films I have yet seen on the subject. It was a well done blending of the historical Vlad the Impaler of history story with the Nosferatu style classic tales of Dracula we all grew up with. The story was fresh for the most part and the lead was well done as the dark spirit, warrior sacrificing his humanity for family and country type of character.

I hardly ever take the time to review or discuss a movie but this one stood out in a very crowded field so was worth a note here. The special effects took lots of advantage of this movie working itself out mostly in the dark but did not cheapen it. Luke Evens is a handsome and passionate Vlad as the lead, Dominic Cooper does a great evil brother figure opposite Evens / Vlad.

Like I said it is a well done blending that renews the story. It in my opinion was a well put together tale that will satisfy many of the historical Vlad buffs as well as the more modern vampire movie fans. Worth a DVD rental or Amazon download in my book.

IMDB link for Dracula Untold 2014

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 09:14 PM
It's also the start of the reboot of universal monsters. The mummy is next. So far from what I read that the rumored plot is. That a soldier over in the middle east stumbles across the tomb while his unit is ambushed and takes on the curse to save his unit.

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 09:45 PM
a reply to: Jedite

You know I am aware of so little about this sort of movie I had to do a search for Universal Monster to understand your post. Now that I look at it I can see my opinion on this movie is shared with no small number of fans of this reboot. I had never heard of it when I was bored and got a DVD to watch. This film grossed 215M at the box office. I am not surprised. It looked pretty good on my 8' screen so I can imagine it was great in IMAX.

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 09:50 PM
As much as I enjoy the classics, and tend to detest reboots, some of these latest remakes have been pretty decent. I found Dracula Untold to be a very well done film.

I suppose that, if done properly, a reboot isn't necessarily all bad.

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 10:57 PM
I was unsure about it at first but found it rather good after watching it. I thought that Orlando Bloom did a great job as usual. The story was actually quite entertaining as well. The ending definitely left room for sequels as well. I give it 4.5 out of five stars.

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 11:41 PM
a reply to: machineintelligence

By the op sounds like they did my lil enki right...

You know Stalin really isn't that bad of a guy...

He just a lil Missundaztood!!!!!

Bram Stoker's Dracula is prolly my fave... But Dracula from Van Helsing was almost right on minus the villain!
edit on 13-3-2015 by metalholic because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 11:59 PM
Yeah,I liked it to when I watched it.
I watched it with the Showbox app for Android on my TV via a Chromecast.
Perfectly free to watch on Showbox along with hundreds of shows and movies.
You have to Google Showbox because it's not available on play store which means side loading the app.
You can either download the movie or stream,well worth a look.

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 12:55 AM
a reply to: machineintelligence
Wow. Difference of opinion. I wasn't all that big on Dracula Untold. I however am a big fan of vampire movies! Granted they are diamonds in the rough! I'm going to recommend some good vampire movies! Before I do I'll just say that Dracula Untold to me just felt like an action movie that used Dracula context as an afterthought. It was entertaining but nothing stellar.

Here is my favorites. Some I like more than others. Some are more vampiric than others.

Let The Right One In
Kiss of The Damned
The Addiction
Midnight Son
Summer of Blood
Interview With The Vampire
Only Lovers Left Alive
Shadow Of The Vampire
Trouble Every Day
Dracula (1992)
Vampire (2011)
Fright Night (original)

I also liked Blade, Priest, Daybreakers, and Underworld for action-orientiented vampire movies more than Dracula Untold.

Not trying to sound like a hater. Just wasn't super impressed with Dracula Untold. I don't regret seeing it though!

I liked Vamps and What We Do In The Shadows for more comedic vampire films.

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 01:00 AM
a reply to: Lucid Lunacy

Didn't like John Carpenters Vampire?

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 01:10 AM
a reply to: metalholic

I forgot about that one, which one though? the first one or the one with Bon Jovi? They both were kinda hmm not good, but not quite bad either. I'm just glad no one is talking about twilight.

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 01:12 AM
a reply to: Jedite

I'm kinda saving Queen of the Damned for a dark horse where's your ace?

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 01:14 AM
Surprised no one has mentioned Ann Rice's movies. Interview with the vampire and Queen of the Dammed. But all an all I love most horror movies, even though I lean more toward the Kaiju, and big monster movies. But I do wish we can get back to the classics, less gross out scares and gore porn and more plot and actual scares.

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 01:15 AM
a reply to: Jedite

And some one mentioned it as I post XD

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 03:45 AM
I thought Interview With The Vampire was great. Queen of The Damned not so much! Not even close to the same level as Interview. It did have a great soundtrack though...

I enjoyed the book Queen of The Damned.

I should have added 30 Days of Night to the vampire movies I liked. That one seems hit or miss with people. For a more action-monster style it worked for me.

John Carpenter's Vampires not as much as it works for many others. I'd rather watch older ones like From Dusk Till Dawn or even Lost Boys or Near Dark.

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 03:48 AM
a reply to: Jedite

less gross out scares and gore porn and more plot and actual scares.

There is a good amount of those still. Most years really! They're just not the big blockbuster ones most people hear about/see each year.

I'm actually working on a thread I'm going to post here. It will be my Top Five favorite horror movies every year from 2000 -2014. Posting it soonish. You might find it useful as I tend to like ones with deeper or more unique plots.

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 08:49 AM
I thought it was well done.

Side note - I love the old Vincent Price and Bella Lugosi movies.

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 02:01 PM
I'am Legend!

How come no one is mentioning social vampire movies? People who socially feed off other people for gains. they leave you spiritually exhausted after they're done.

edit on 14-3-2015 by metalholic because: POOP

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 09:36 PM
a reply to: metalholic

You'll have to elaborate on what you mean before I'd know if some of the ones I listed qualify

I Am Legend vampires is like Stakeland and 30 Days of Night. The 'monsterfied' versions of vampires. Which can be really fun. I tend to like the deeper and even more melancholic vampire films.


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