Dracula Untold (2014)One problem that Dracula Untold faces with its portrayal of vampires… More One problem that Dracula Untold faces with its portrayal of vampires is that it doesn't really create an interesting mythology for these creatures. Terrified that the Turkish army will conquer his small village, Vlad strikes a deal to be turned into a vampire creature and thus, present the strength to single handedly destroy his opponents. But the audience doesn't get a sense of where vampires come from, why they exist in the first place, and most importantly, why does the thirst for blood turn them into senseless killing machines. Dracula Untold is a PG-13 film that is really just about staging fun action and cool special effects. Sadly, it does neither. Thousands of people die in Dracula Untold but the fight scenes are badly staged and cut too quickly so you don't see any blood or anyone actually dying from a wound. The special effects aren't atrocious but nothing special. Every time the sun shines down on a vampire, the skin burning effect looks silly. The vampires also look heavily computer generated, bringing to mind Van Helsing as opposed to Interview with the Vampire.
35 days ago via Flixster