Posted by: koolcampus | October 7, 2014

“DRACULA UNTOLD” (2014) MOVIE REVIEW. The Story You Don’t Know.

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“DRACULA UNTOLD” (2014) MOVIE REVIEW.

From the onset, it is clear that “DRACULA UNTOLD” would be the kind of movie where the western critics would love to rail at, whilst the Asian audience may retain an  appreciative approach.

What sauce for the goose ain’t sauce for the gander.

The film is actually not bad at all, in terms of entertainment value.

And isn’t this the prime factor that have us scurrying to the cinema?

Director GARY SHORE chooses beefcake LUKE EVANS to be his leading man, to play Count Dracula.

It may be argued that this actor is way too handsome for a grisly role.

For eons, Dracula has been revered as the cinema’s most notorious bloodsucker.

However he gets the superhero treatment in this version.

He is written into, with an original story seeing him as a 15th-century Transylvanian warrior Prince Vlad III (LUKE EVANS) – known in history as Vlad the Impaler.

He makes a pact with the dark forces to protect his loved ones, friends and followers from the invading Turks.

In short, he sells his soul to the devil.

In return, he is bequeathed with  the strength of 100 men, the speed of a falling star and the ability to transform himself into a speedy cloud of bats.

Now, with his destructive supernatural powers, he is hell-bent on trampling everything that crosses his path.

He strikes with a merciless vengeance, come what may.

For tonality, “Dracula Untold” captures the somber mood well.

It has a super-duper “glow”all over it.

The overcast over Northern Ireland doubles nicely as a fine substitute of the overcast of the dark ages in Eastern Europe.

The cinematography and visual effects are stunning with a story-telling that becomes more intriguing as we plow along with the action.

To my Asian friends, don’t miss out on this one!

 RATING: 4 out of 5

Local Distributor: UIP MALAYSIA

(UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES)


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