Claps for: Stunning VFX and daring to be different with the concept
Slaps for: A back story stretched too long
Story: This is rather a back story of how 'Dracula' turned into 'Dracula'. It tries to tell a tale
of all the incidents that turned a man into the deadly and legendary vampire.
Performances: Luke Evans gives a fine performance as Vlad the Impaler. He seemed perfect
for this role and didn't give us a chance to complain. Sarah Gadon looked absolutely gorgeous in playing
her role as Vlad's beloved wife. Her performance was as required and suited the needs of her role.
Dominic Cooper was decent in his performance as Mehmed. A special mention to Charles Dance for
portraying for whatever little time on-screen, Dracula as we have known him.
Direction: Gary Shore takes this story in another direction, one that we're not too sure of.
After a while, the plot of this film starts to get dull and the level of interest slowly fades out. He failed
to build that anticipation that the plot of this film needed. The first half seemed to move too slowly and
then it all ended too quickly. If however, there's anything that will hold your attention is the VFX, which
is so beautifully done, as is the norm with Hollywood.
Combo-on-offer- This film offers you the following combo-
A big dose of a back story + Nakli Dracula = Watch it only if you can't live without knowing the
truth about Dracula's (alleged) past..
Final Verdict: We give the movie Claps, just about, for trying to experiment with a largely
untouched story about Dracula and making it visually so good.