Dracula Untold

Movies, Drama
1 out of 5 stars
Dracula Untold

Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars

Game of Thrones, you’ve got a lot to answer for. With its mittel-European medieval setting, royal-hostage-taking and epic mountain landscapes, this atrocious effects-heavy actioner has far more in common with the work of George R.R. Martin than Bram Stoker’s classic horror story. It even lifts a large chunk of its cast from the hugely popular HBO series.

In 12th-century Romania, Prince Vlad (Luke Evans) has set aside his impaling stick and settled down to a life of peace and plenty with his wife and son. But when the Turkish army under the control of Sultan Mehmet (Dominic Cooper in Arabic brownface) comes making war, Vlad turns to an ancient vampire, Charles Dance’s crumbling undead shut-in, to give him the strength to fight back.

This is a disaster from start to finish: Action sequences are blurry and impossible to follow, the dialogue is knuckle-bitingly awful, and the rewriting of monster lore is tacky and nonsensical. Drab, silly and mind-numbing, this Dracula is strictly for the suckers.



Release details

Release date:
Friday October 10 2014
92 mins

Cast and crew

Gary Shore
Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
Luke Evans
Dominic Cooper
Sarah Gadon
Charles Dance

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