Being a Dracula fan since age of eleven when I first saw “The Horror of Dracula” (1958), which scared me badly enough I put garlic on my windowsill for about a month after, I am always interested in a good vampire film. “Dracula Untold” was not scary but it is a good film.
Having seen the trailer, my expectations were low. I was pleasantly surprised by how well this movie was done. The acting is good, the plot is good, the special effects were not overdone, and the dialogue was very good. The ending does set us up for a sequel, which if made, I can only hope is as good as this one.
The only real flaw, without spoiling anything, is that if the sun can destroy one vampire, then it should be able to destroy all vampires. If you see the film you will see what I am talking about. Although, one could argue the case for why this happens.
So this one gets four cigars and is on my list of the better vampire films, even though it didn’t make me put the garlic back out.