This is no cheap and cheesy remake of a classic horror genre. Historical fantasy at its best, Dracula Untold staring Luke Evans alias Bard the Bowman in Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the most exceptional Dracula film's I've ever seen. Though light in special effects, the special effects it does deliver are spectacularly dark and mind blowingly awesome! As Evans’ bright red cape fluttered wildly in the wind while scaling the craggy cliffs of his heroic damnation, I shouted “wow” that’s Batman.
Despite its simplicity, Dracula Untold is one of the best well-acted movies I seen this year. Utterly realistic in dialogue, great cinematography and actors capable of portraying their motivations and convictions with movement and attitude; an ability that’s become a rare skill in today's cinema. This film creates a clear understanding of the anti-villain concept. Its portrayal of how good becomes corrupted into classy, well principled, evil is outrageous. It’s because of his character’s audacity to say "God isn’t coming to save, so we better damn well save ourselves" while displaying honest gut wrenching emotions over the fate of his people and family backed by his desire to save both at expenditure of his own humanity makes us want him to succeed in his dark, yet noble goal – to deliver his people and family from the Turkish empire governed antagonist Dominic Cooper who plays Mehmed. This is all I’m going to say about Dracula Untold; I refuse to give away the entire plot line because I want you to watch it. Hell, buy it! It’s one horror film worth definitely worth having in your digital library.