By: Dale Munatswa
If you are a fan of fantasy, drama, science fiction, action and adventure, all wrapped up in one package , then Dracula Untold is the movie for you.
Staring Luke Evans as the fearless Dracula, Sarah Gadon as Dracula’s lovely wife and Dominic Cooper as the Turkish sultan Mehmed the conqueror. The storyline of the movie is based on Irish novelist Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula. A desperate father and leader consults a mystic supernatural creature to ask for supper strength in order to defend his people and beloved family against the ruthless Turkish regime which declares an inevitable war on his people. Forced by the burden of responsibility he turns a blind eye to the flip side of the gift/curse and drinks the blood of the Master Vampire (Charles Dance) blood which gives him enormous strength. He could move 100 times faster, see through the eyes of other animals and constantly transform into a flock of vampire bats. Dracula faces an army of hundreds and single-handedly defeats it, but suffers from an urge to drink human blood.
The movie keeps the viewer captivated throughout its course. The twist and turns of events makes it irresistible to look away from, and keeps it interesting. One thing about the movie that keeps one’s eyes on the screen is the feeling of not knowing what to expect next. The thrill of pondering the unknown is well maintained throughout the movie.
At its end it however has a sudden surge in events when Dracula drinks the blood of his dying wife and becomes a vampire for eternity. What happened next after this scene, happened very fast such that at the end of the movie the viewer feels a little bit in suspense.
The movie is arguably one of the best movies among vampire movies. Director Grey Shore produced a remarkable product for the consumption of blockbuster movie lovers.
One would enjoy the story telling, the music, the ambient sounds of animals and the forest and the transformation of dracula into a flock of vampire bats. On the contrary, some of the most interesting parts of the movie occurred in darkness and are rather too fast for slow viewers to make sense out of.
The movie encompasses a lot of scenarios which are a bit exaggerated for Of course visual pleasure, but one can relate to them. Especially those who have everything in their families, and carry the burden of responsibility.