Dracula Untold Monday, 13 July 2020

Dracula Untold

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch:

    A bloody mess.

  • Starring:

    Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance, Diarmaid Murtagh, Paul Kaye, William Houston, Noah Huntley

  • Directed by:

    Gary Shore

  • Running time:

    92 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People/vampires are taken hostage (child) whipped (children), slashed, stabbed, pulled into darkness, thrown through the air, face-grabbed, shoved into wall, bitten, burned, hit with objects, knocked aside, tackled, tripped, impaled, run through, punched, clawed, kicked, headbutted, staked through the heart. People fall from great heights/from a horse. Vampires burn/explode/turn to dust. Falling objects, burning objects/ground/houses/villages, arson, property damage. Blood/gore: Lots of dead bodies. Dripping blood, drinking blood, evaporating blood, bloody thumbprint, bloody objects, blood-splattered people. Stuffed monkeys. Dismembered limb, slit throats, sliced hand, broken skull, burning flesh, sooty/bloody face, lash marks, impaled bodies, crushed bone, skeletons, skulls, bones, scars, healing cuts, fresh cuts, burnt body, self-harm.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Man pulls wife into bath with him (implied sex). Kissing, hugging, flirting, ogling, undressing. Shirtless man. Low-cut bodice, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Religion, religious iconography, religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Dracula, resurrection, vampires, enhanced abilities, armies.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Boys taken from families, hearing voices. Missing battalion mentioned. Vampires (pale faces, claws, teeth, super speed, oversized tongue, red eyes, vampire vision, super strength, super hearing) bats, caged birds, taxidermy monkeys, spiders, wolves, worms, insect. Whole roasted pig. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Gloomy, angst-ridden, well-cast, keen, lively, whittled, armour-clanging, cloak-swishing, modest, decorous. Frenetic/large-scale battle scenes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Mechanical, rote, muddled, cursory, misconceived, demure, dull. Terrible dialogue, very little horror/heroism, poor editing, cheap effects, relatively bloodless.

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