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.
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
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
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While in history Mehmed first defeated Vlad (Vlad Tepes) in 1462 and Vlad fled to Hungary and prisioned until he released in 1474.
In 1476 he attacked to Ottomans and defeated again but this time Vlad's head was brought to Mehmed as a proof. Mehmed died 5 years after he defeated Vlad III for the second time. After he defeated Vlad III he put Radu in that position and the region was still a part of the Ottoman Empire till 19. Century.
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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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