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Re: Dracula Untold
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2014, 06:36:52 AM »
I have heard that's what they want to do. It depends on how well this one does, I guess.



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Re: Dracula Untold
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2014, 10:21:04 PM »
I have heard that's what they want to do. It depends on how well this one does, I guess.
I suppose it will inevitably be the top grossing movie of the weekend... but during October that's a pretty easy task. If I made an October major release(regardless of quality), it would have a 1/4 chance of being the top grossing film.


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Re: Dracula Untold
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2014, 08:31:26 PM »
I may have a chance to see this one fairly soon.  I'm not expecting much from it other than a handful of ill-placed laughs, so if it turns out well I'll be pleasantly surprised.  But I expect it will end up being on par with "Underworld" level myth-bashing.
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Re: Dracula Untold
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2014, 09:38:48 PM »
Not sure what I think about this:

Is Dracula Untold the Prologue to the Universal Monsters Universe?

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/10/dracula-untold-prologue-monsterverse

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Re: Dracula Untold
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2014, 12:14:41 PM »
Dracula Gets a Makeover for the ISIS Age in Dracula Untold

http://io9.com/dracula-gets-a-makeover-for-the-isis-age-in-dracula-unt-1644837610


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Re: Dracula Untold
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2014, 09:39:13 PM »
At least one positive thing about it is that it's only and hour and a half long.



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Re: Dracula Untold
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2014, 10:15:35 PM »
My review is up on the other site (It's at Cinemanerdz.com, if you're interested, but I'm not going to shameless plug any more than necessary).

Short version? Slightly on the high side of meh.
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Re: Dracula Untold
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2014, 04:41:23 AM »
At least one positive thing about it is that it's only and hour and a half long.

Why are you so busy?
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Re: Dracula Untold
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2014, 08:12:16 AM »
Slightly on the high side of meh.


I would LOVE to see them put that on the DVD cover.



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Re: Dracula Untold
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2014, 08:36:18 AM »
Slightly on the high side of meh.


I would LOVE to see them put that on the DVD cover.
Nah.  If anything, quotes like that end up on the bootleg releases.


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Re: Dracula Untold
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2014, 09:38:18 AM »
At least one positive thing about it is that it's only and hour and a half long.

Why are you so busy?
I'm just sick of movies being overly long these days. There's really very few stories that justify such extended run times. Most of them either feel stretched, or they pack in more than they need just to try to justify "epic".


As for this movie...sorry filmmakers, but the reason Dracula's origin is "untold" (it's actually been told different ways many times) is that we don't need it to be. In fact, making him mysterious is part of what makes him scary.

I am curious to see what Universal does with it's Mummy movie in 2016. I enjoyed the 1999 movie, for all it's cheesy fun. But even in that one, which was more Indiana Jones ripoff than horror movie, the Mummy was still the villain. If they actually decide to *gasp* make it more horror oriented this time, all the better.

It's actually kind of ironic that they want to do the MU style combined universe reboot thing with their horror icons now. Since The Wolfman in 2010 was done around when the MU movies were being successful and showing it can be done profitably. While that movie had issues, it wasn't really that bad. And would have made a good start for a horror icon series.



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Re: Dracula Untold
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2014, 07:51:26 PM »
I actually liked this. I like the idea of a good king sacrificing his soul to save his people. And holy crap the Turkish King was a face punchingly great douche. Seeing him get his was satisfying.

I know that hating all movies is a badge of honor on this message board but this one was a fun romp.
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