Monday, October 11, 2010

31 Days of Horror 3: Bram Stoker's Dracula

Day 10
Dracula has been in a number of films but it's this one that pulls the character back from being campy and made his a force to be reckoned with.
Gary Oldman is the man in the cape this time around and he leaves his prisoner, Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves) in Transylvanis as he ventures into London to find Mina Harker (Winona Ryder). Mina Harker looks exactly like Dracula's dead wife, Elisabeta. Then comes Dr. Van Helsing (Anthony Hopkins) sets out to kill Dracula and end the curse.
First thing the visuals in this movie is great, but the flaw the film does have is the overcrowded story. Somethings should have been trimmed down.
Francis Ford Coppola directed this time around and truly made a film that brings Stoker's novel to life with style.

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