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“Dracula Untold” sheds new light on an old story

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Dracula Untold tells the story of Vlad the Impaler’s origin and the war that devastated Romania. Credit:

Everyone knows the story of Vlad the Impaler, but not everyone knows the whole story.

The movie takes place in Romania during the period in which the Turkish Empire invaded. Vlad the Impaler, who was Prince at the time, has a shaky past with the Turks.

This falling-out began when he was a young boy.  Vlad, along with many others were given to the Turks and made to serve in their army. The Turks tortured the boys and forced them into killing machines. Through this he became a great soldier and was able to return to his kingdom, Romania.

One day, while Vlad and his soldiers were walking through the forest, they come across a Turkish helmet. Trying to find where the helmet came from they were lead into a cave. Once inside they discovered the inhabitant of the cave was a powerful vampire.

The following day, while Vlad and his subjects are celebrating Easter, three Turkish soldiers arrive to collect money from Vlad and send a message from the Turkish leader requesting one thousand boys for his army.

Vlad refuses, thus causing a war to break out. With no chance of winning because of the lack of a powerful army; he goes to the vampire and pleads with him to gain the strength of one hundred men.

The rest of the film is filled with action packed battles, heroic struggles, and awesome visuals.

If you’re a fan of action movies this is perfect for you. Not only is it charged with exciting events, it also has beautiful visuals. The movie was shot in Ireland and highlights its alluring green forests.

The only complaints were the noise level of the movie, along with the ending.

Overall, the movie was too loud. It’s understandable to have loud bangs to accompany the shooting of a cannon, but it didn’t make sense to have the sound of men pulling their swords out of their scabbards at the same volume.

The ending was a disappointment. The movie hinted at a sequel which I think could become cheesey, extremely fast.

If they do end up making it into  a sequel, they will have a hard time catching up to the quality of the first Dracula Untold.


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