Transilvanets Vlad Tsepesh (Luke Evans) grew in captivity at Turks – he was sent there to a service as a part of a tribute in one thousand boys by Vlad’s father, all in exchange for a guarantee of quiet existence for Transylvania. Passed years, Tsepesh became the great soldier and deserved the right to come back home where began to govern peacefully instead of the died father. But once to it Turks with the requirement of the next tribute were – and this time it was necessary for them not only gold, but also one thousand boys, including the son Vlad. To stop the huge Turkish army attacking it the country, Tsepesh addressed for the help to the ancient vampire – and that presented to it for three days improbable force and immortality. But if for these days Vlad does not cope with bent for of blood, he remains the vampire forever.
There is something very optimistical and vital in emergence of the new superstar in the Hollywood film sky. It is impossible to tell that Luke Evans came to this status somehow unexpectedly – two years ago it pulled out on itself(himself) an unpretentious slesher «Survived nobody», and also was dexterously entered in actor’s Musketeers ensemble, «the Forcing 6» and "Hobbit". But "Dracula" built only on his charisma and acting, can (in any case can – should!) to become for Evans the real break, successful offset in examination on transfer in the highest league.
It especially is interesting thus that as the film "Dracula" of stars from the sky after all does not suffice. Cinema this competent, sure and offering curious (and in many respects the original!) reading of a classical legend, but in it is a lot of blunt angles and any not finished thinking moments, and in internal logic such easy crape of "naplevatelstvo", characteristic for the big studio blockbusters calculated on teenage audience, – a pier that youth to "load" is felt, and is so normal.
And so, Evans proves to be such "flabber" – the rubber person who is stopping up with all being shown problem. Too hysterical wife? Evans will play such love that at once it becomes clear – he does not see any its shortcoming. It is equally good both in the drama, and in an action, and in romanticism, and it at all absolutely game, and rather high-grade accommodation of destiny of the character. To present in wooden Sam Uortington’s this role (it was planned for this role initially) after Evans it is already impossible.
If to speak about "Dracula’s" technical aspect, here everything is quite ambiguous: the film looks exactly on 100 million dollars and though it can seem advantage, in practice it after all not so because a plot means all 200 million. So, all Transylvania is reduced to pair of fortresses with fifty defenders and so many civilians, and in battle the action scenes to authors should be shaken the chamber to hide "economic" special effects, and final fight in general looks frankly cheap (and, frankly speaking, silly, but already for other reasons).