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.
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At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost.Written by
Despite a fair amount of Turkish being spoken throughout the movie, none of the actors are Turkish or have Turkish language backgrounds. Therefore they have different accents even though their characters are native to the language, especially Dominic Cooper, whose accent is a dead give away, even when he is speaking English. His "r" sounds are more European than Turkish when Turkish people, even when speaking English, put a lot of stress on the "r"s, while Cooper almost always skips them. See more »
Through the process of adipocere (or similar procedure); after Vlad bites Mirena and drinks her blood, the priest performs the last rights, there are no puncture wounds visible on her neck. See more »
What is happening to you?
[Vlad cuts the tent open as his skin burns]
No! Stop it!
[as she pulls him to her]
May God strike down whoever did this to you!
I chose this!
This is the strength you sought? But why?
Because I sent corpses back to Mehmed, instead of our son.
You did this for us?
In two days, I'll be restored... I just have to resist.
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"Dracula Untold" (2014) is more of an action flick starring "Dracula" than historical story, and it's damn good one. Of course, this is not the best actioneer of the year, but it's very well done one. Settings are good, special effects were really nice, acting was very solid for this material - Luke Evans is perfectly cast as our main hero, and Charles Dance is always someone to look at and to hear to. Others were OK, even Dominic Cooper didn't disappoint, who for me is an annoying actor in general, i'm not really like him as an actor, probably the only actor which i kinda dislike in general. Luckily, he's not a star in here and does a nice job in playing our main villain.
Overall, "Dracula Untold" is not a Bram Stoker's fateful adaptation of the material. It's crowd pleasing action movie based on this material, which stays close to the material as close as possible, but plays like an bloody action flick. And it's a damn fine one.
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