'Dracula Untold' promises to give the viewer a more 'family' approach to the tale of blood and revenge. By 'family' this film reviewer does not mean it is one for children to go and see as it is rated 'M' but rather the storyline highlights what lengths a father will go to protect his family. Luke Evans who is currently featuring in the 'Hobbit' films plays the lead role as 'Vlad Tepes' Prince Of Transylvania.
Taken as a boy by the Turks to fight for them, he swears to his wife Mirena (Sarah Gadon) that he will never let this happen to his own son. The current Sultan of Turkey played by Dominic Cooper who was last seen in his most commercial role in 'Captain America', has other ideas.He wants a thousand boys to add to his army and Vlad's son is to be one of them. Out numbered, out gunned and when it seems all is lost, Vlad does a deal with an evil source played by Charles Dance Game of Thrones fame in order to defeat the turks.
Director Gary Shore has presented us with a film that is full of conflict on the rights and wrongs of parental responsibilty. If you do not expect the battle scenes to be out of 'Braveheart' or the 'Horror' moments to be full of gore (which this film reviewer was very grateful for), then you will enjoy the film and look forward to a possible life of its own.