Saturday, March 3, 2012

Movie #96 - Bram Stoker's Dracula

Dracula: Do you think you can destroy me with your idols? I who served the cross, I who commanded nations, hundreds of years before you were born?


Bram Stoker's Dracula
Now this is how you make a Vampire/Romance film, not the ridiculously depressing Twilight series; though Francis Cord Coppola did overdo it especially on the romantic front, as the story felt a bit overcrowded but certainly made up for it with his approach, making Dracula more than just a blood thirsty vampire but an undead man with heart.

The production was visually scintillating and the art direction is amazing. While the acting department (supporting actors that is) was limp, Gary Oldman totally embodied his director's vision thereby making his performance one of the best portrayals ever!

This 1992 Gothic/Romance is a unique take on the story of Dracula, with just a little splash of Van Helsing; but why did they have to cast Keanu Reeves? He was a buzz kill the entire time. In all this is a step up from the loads of rubbish vampire movies I've seen in recent times.