Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dracula 2000

Today was one of those days that I had absolutely nothing to do ,was in the mood to watch a good SCARY horror movie but nothing i picked seemed to be scary enough or  interesting enough, so after countless searches i came across the 2000 remake of Dracula. Now this was the second time i watched it and the only reason why i did was because when it first came out, i was pretty darn young soo anything was scary at the time.

Now being a little older i realise that this probably was one of the worst Dracula remakes of all times. I mean this movie does have some great ideas but completely lacks in the horror department,so if your looking for a movie that will leave you with nightmares  i suggest you skip this one. Though to not completely bash this movie you do have Gerard Butler portraying Dracula who completely delivers on the sexiness! I mean he had me in a sweat throughout this whole movie, had me saying halleluyerrr and everything lol.

Anyways back to the movie, the opening scene is set in the late 1800's and then quickly flashes forward to modern day England were we have the old Professor Van Helsing looking over old antiques in his office. At the same time there is a group of theives ( headed by Omar Epps and Jennifer Esposito's characters) who have broken into the professors dark ancient vault looking for valuable possessions but what it actually contains is the tightly locked coffin of Dracula...PAUSE FOR A DAMN CAUSE!...people if you go and rob somebody and the vault leads to a DEEP,,DARK cave with SKULLS and CRUCIFIXES everywhere, what the hell possesses you to think that someone is hiding gold or money!!! and these fools had the nerve to steal the coffin claiming there must be something valuable in the there, well didn't they find out!

In anycase the predictable happens Dracula gets released, the idiots who stole him get attacked and turned. The story then shifts to New Orleans where Dracula searches for Van Helsings' daughter Mary who he is drawn to and the vampire hunt begins. The part that i did love and found interesting was how they took a new approach to explaining the origins of Dracula and his weaknesses using the bible.
To end this off this movie isn't a great horror movie, in fact there isn't much horror at all but it certainly makes you think and has its humorous bits..and hey you get to see a little flesh from Gerard Butler which a def A+ for me.So if your looking for light vampire movie then go on ahead and rent this but if you want the "Real Deal" stick to the 1931 version...

Rating: 4/10

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