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Grown Up Movie Night Reviews- Dracula Untold


Grown Up Movie Night Review- Dracula Untold

The Hubs and I actually watched a grown up movie together this week! This is a rare occurrence. He doesn’t like horror flicks like me, and a lot of nights we are too tired to stay up and watch a movie after the kids go to bed. We watched Dracula Untold (rated PG-13, 93 minutes)

Everyone knows of Dracula. There have been countless films centered on Dracula or vampires in general. This one was a little different from others I have seen. This one was focused on Dracula before and his life before he became the monster we all know.

Synopsis (without spoilers..even though you should know how this ends!)

In this version Dracula was originally Vlad (Vlad the Impaler) and was a Prince in Translyvania. He had been given to the Turks as a child to keep the peace and raised to be a soldier (unfeeling killer really). Once again the Turks are coming wanting children for their army. Vlad now has a son of his own, and refuses to give in like his father had. While out looking for Turks Vlad stumbles upon a vampire that offers him a deal. He can drink from the vampire, and receive super human abilities and strength for three days then return to normal. If he feeds during those three days then he is a vampire forever. Vlad feels like there is little choice to save his kingdom, and takes the chance.

Thoughts

We liked the movie. I felt there was some more information about this Master Vampire, that offered Vlad the deal, that could have been added. I would have liked to learned who turned him, why he was stuck there, and what happens now. There seemed to be another storyline there, and a set up for another movie. How the movie ended ,though, I don’t think I would want it to pick up exactly there.
There were nice effects especially with Dracula turning into bats for his speed and flying. Instead of being one bat like the old films depicted he was a colony of bats. It did make more sense, and looked pretty cool as well.

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