As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.
Straight from the start, this film has the feel of a low budget and yet it had a budget of $70,000,000!
Thinking over it now, I actually don’t think there was anything I liked about this movie.
Even though it has Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper and Charles Dance, it’s poorly acted with a terrible script. There are scenes where the castle is being bombed and yet Vlad (Evans) and Mirena (Sarah Gadon) are standing their macking on each other and posing for glamour shots!
Oh don’t mind the bombs bombing your castle and your people, I’m sure they don’t mind watching you try to eat each others faces off!
Aside from having probably the worst version of a vampire I’ve seen on screen, I think Vlad accepted it too easily and seemed to know what and how to do things very quickly.
It has some good special effects – there’s one good thing about it.
I hate to think that this is (or was) supposed to the beginning of the new cinematic universe for the Universal Monsters.