Every possibility when the word Dracula comes to mind am not merely running of thoughts, but am quickly directed to a vampire mind-set that makes me get in high hype for a movie that has the word ‘Dracula’ for a title. Not literally because am a great fun of Horror/Thriller movies, but because there’s a great deal of awesome screenplay as related to these (Horror) movies. Dracula Untold is not your usual horror freak but rather a great scripted movie with great historical blend of events that will keep you in an enigma state and yet in a more anticipating state.
Amazingly the fact that we love seeing vampires do their thing, we are in for some disappointments and surprises. With a distinctive feature of history in this blockbuster, it greatly hit my soft spot and love for the great events in this one. “The world has feared him for centuries” but he also has to worry about and how to maintain a prolonged period of peace and ensure that his people are protected especially from the Ottoman Empire. Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) is the Prince of Wallachia, a warrior, happily married to beloved wife Mirena (Sarah Gadon) and above all a family man. He is mostly scared by the Turks led by the fierce Sultan Mehmed II (Dominic Copper) of the Ottoman Empire who has ordered for 1,000 of the country boys including Vlad Tepes ’s son for his army to be set.
This leaves Vlad Tepes with a tough decision to take if he has to defeat his enemy even if he has to sell out his soul. “I want the power to defeat my enemies” says Vlad, a statement that portrays a helpless leader and yet so determined to keep peace among his people and protect his family. Vlad makes a deal with a monster that will enable him to defeat his most dreaded enemy but this has to cost him his humanity. Being the strong character we love, Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) who totally nailed it in Fast & Furious and Immortals comes back in this as the lead actor.
“The world has feared him for centuries”
What got me captivated about this awesome movie is that as I had earlier anticipated it being more of bloody and vampires licking some blood with nice bites, I was so wrong as most of the screenplay centered itself around action scenes which will make you even love the movie more. Gary Shore yet another great icon and influential figure directed Dracula Untold and clearly caught us by surprise when he gave it a PG-13 rating in total disapproval of critics. But hey, there’s a lot more to love than criticizing. This is probably a must watch epic blockbuster. Bye and enjoy!