Before there was ‘Twilight,’ ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ and ‘True Blood’, Dracula was the reigning vampire! So, should you take a bite out of ‘Dracula Untold?’ Find out what critics have been saying!
Dracula Untold, starring Luke Evans, 35, shares the backstory behind pop culture’s premier vampire, Prince Vlad, and sheds some light on the villain’s dark past. According to the box office, Dracula Untold got moviegoers’ blood pumping and eager to head out to the theater! But did the reviews match the hype?
‘Dracula Untold’ Movie Review Roundup: Is It Worth A Trip To Transylvania?
On opening night, Dracula Untold earned $1.3 million. We’re not surprised by the impressive numbers as Halloween fever begins to set in! However, you may be wondering if it’s worth taking the trip to Transylvania!
While most critics have agreed that Luke perfectly plays the dark, twisted and complex character of Dracula, reviews are dark when it comes to the plot line and pacing.
Here’s a roundup of what some key critics have to say:
“Luke Evans is dashing as Prince Vlad in an origin story of the famous vampire; the plot and CGI are a little murky, though. “Dracula Untold” is hazy in laying out the rules, but basically if Vlad resists the temptation to take a second sip … he’ll have vampire power for three days and then return to normal. During the final battle, Vlad must condemn his soul to darkness to get the job done. The twist offers some sympathy for the Devil that’s interesting to dwell on, but feels forced in this story.”
“When the vampires in Dracula Untold are exposed to sunlight, flakes of skin fly from their faces; the special effect resembles a cross between action painting and dandruff. The movie is the latest multiplex filler to co-opt a classic tale only to drown it in computer-generated murk. Even the title has the ring of something created by committee.”
“Evans does what he can and exudes enough charisma to make his Vlad pop at times, especially in one sequence that couldn’t be more obvious in cementing Dracula Untold as the start of a Marvel Studios-style shared universe of movies. Does that make Evans the Monster Avengers’ answer to Tony Stark? Who knows, but at least he can rock a serious Batnado.”
While the film may pale in comparison to Dracula’s legacy, we do think this is the perfect flick to see this Halloween!
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Are you planning on seeing Dracula Untold despite the relatively bleak reviews? Let us know!
— Jordyn Shaffer