Dracula Untold Review
10 Oct 2014
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
Easily one of the most romantic Dracula movie ever!
One of the reasons why I prefer this over Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Its one simple fantasy do not compare it with Kingdom of Heaven
So I wanted to watch this movie because of Luke Evans plus for “Dracula” character. So without being biased this movie is not bad. Its very good movie regarding story, effects, acting & etc etc. But if you are going to analyze it with history then you might rate it 3 or 4.
Dracula untold has nothing to do with history, when the movie starts I saw shields of knights fighting vs turks & what straight away came to my mind was templar knights from movie “Kingdom Of Heaven”. Which has been actually made on history.
I feel its idiotic to compare this movie with history cause its one simple fantasy.
The ‘Dracula: Untold’ Cast Spills On More Universal Monster Movies
“I think there’s no limit to what they can do.”
Like it or not — and come on, you like it — your movie-going life is about to include a whole lot more monsters.
Just like how 2008′s “Iron Man” opened the floodgates for the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Universal has officially announced that “Dracula Untold” will kick off a slew of planned films in its shared monster universe, which should include classic staples like Frankenstein and The Mummy. MTV News had a chance to screen “Dracula Untold” before its October 10 release date, and when we sat down with the film’s stars Luke Evans and Sarah Gadon, we just had to get the scoop on what might come next.
“I have no idea,” Evans teased. “[Dracula]‘s immortal, and he has a massive history behind him, so he’s lived a long time. Who knows. The potential is off the charts.”
When asked which famous monster Evans would want to team up with, he simply replied, “all of them.”
Gadon, who plays Dracula’s wife Mirena in the film, noted that “Untold” — which takes place in the 15th century — has an ending that really leaves things open in terms of more vampire drama in the future.
“They could go back in time, they could go into the future, they could stay contemporary,” she said. For me, I just had so much fun working with Luke. He was the perfect leading man for me. I would honestly sign up for anything that he’s going to be a part of.”
It’s a SUPERHERO movie… with Vampires
I watched it today at a friends house and it was a great superhero movie. If they throw tons of extras in the blu-ray, it will be sitting in my collection of action movies.
It is an action/drama/monster/fictional roller coaster of a movie that is worthy of a 8 rating for accomplishing what it set out to do… entertain us.
If you thought Van Helsing, Hansel & Gretel, or any superhero movie with dark overtones was fun, you will probably enjoy this movie, I did.
The wife never died: DVD BOX Set Explanation
Hey there, I am a huge fan of the series and the movie, so I ordered the special edition directors cut DVD.
In it it explains that Vlad’s wife did not “die” from falling, in fact it was revealed that Vlad does indeed save her before she hits the ground.
The reason for her sacrifice was simple, the sun was rising on the 3rd and final day, relieving Val of his powers thus forever closing his chance at saving his son. The wife realizing that unless he drinks her blood there and then to prolong his existence (even at a cost of eternity) the love for his son, for their son was so great that she was willing to give her life to him, and he in essence gave up his to serve the darkness so that their son can live.
This is the official explanation, stop please debating whether the wife died or shouldnt have died from the fall.
aswome movie for being a hollywood one right ? first off all it had some game of thrones elements , then i am not speaking off the actors , the movie had some GOT style in it i think and i really love the dark medieval enviroment , and wow luke evans fit soo good for dracula in my eyes , I really loved him this movie , just wanted to share what i think no questions about it 🙂 i really want more off this kinda movies .
Yes, it was very good and makes a great opening to this rebooted Universal Studios Monsters franchise also.
This film was really enjoyable 🙂
I thought that dragon armor was really nice
Agreed. I just finished watching it. So it’s not historically accurate, but it was a kick ass revenge film if one can call it that. Wonder if there’s gonna be a sequel. Yea I agree the whole fleet of bats was amazing loved the cgi effects
This was fun! It was cool to see a Dracula movie that was something more than just a remake. This is like the Batman Begins of Dracula. Very good stuff. The new monsterverse is off to a good start.
This movie was pretty awesome and who cares about history. Enjoy it for what it is, a movie.
The makers of film obviously took inspiration from Batman Begins(Different Interpretations)
I think using the origin story in Batman Begins as a template to help make this film was a brilliant idea.
Actually I think they are basing it on the last Castlevania series, Castlevania: Lords of Shadows. If you look at that videogame, you will find lots of similarities.
It didn’t take its inspiration from Batman Begins nor is it based on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
1) This film has been in the works since 2006, before Castlevania: Lords of Shadow ever existed. There’s also very, very little in common. For one thing, this film is actually very loosely based on the real historical Vlad III Dracula. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow presents a Dracula origin story that is 100% fictitious without any historical precedent, and on top of that the stories aren’t even the same anyway.
2) It has nothing in common with Batman Begins except that it’s an origin story and there are bats in it. They’re very different movies, very different characters, very different settings, and very different stories.
Can foot soldiers actually kill their maker (Dracula) like at the end ?
You are right, they can’t. This move does not make sense.
For those Dracula fans who’ve yearned for a bad-ass vampire laying waste to his enemies rather than talk them to death, this one’s for you. (Click here to see)
Director Gary Shore and screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless meld history with mythology for an entertainingly cheesy period fantasy adventure cum origin film grounded by a committed performance by Luke Evans as Lord Impaler.(Click here to see)
As effective and fat-free as its sinewy star, Luke Evans, Dracula Untold proves an absorbing, swiftly comprehensive origin tale. (Click here to see)