Review: ‘Dracula Untold’ Has Both Cool Action and a Great Lead Actor

October 11, 2014 4:25 AM

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It’s easy to dismiss Dracula Untold as another movie in the style of I, Frankenstein: a pretty terrible movie about a classic monster that could be enjoyable for what it is, but can’t be considered truly good in any sense of the word. However, in this case you’d be wrong. Dracula Untold isn’t a great movie, but it’s a good time that can hold itself up and keep you entertained for its 90 minute runtime. Starring Luke Evans (Bard the Bowman in the Hobbit trilogy) as Vlad the Impaler, rather than start off as Dracula, the movie is more of an origin story than anything else.

At the beginning of the film, Vlad’s life is going pretty well. He since left the Turk army and now rules over Transylvania with his wife and son. When the Turks Sultan (Dominic Cooper) demands 1,000 children as tribute, Vlad needs to obtain dark powers from the current vampire (Charles Dance) to pr...

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