Bram Stoker's Dracula Reviews
Starring:Gary Oldman,Winona Ryder,Anthony Hopkins,Keanu Reeves,Richard E.Grant,Cary Elwes,Bill Campbell,Sadie Frost,Tom Walts
Directed By:Francis Ford Coppola
"Love Never Dies"
For some reason I very much like this film a little bit better then it's original predecessor from 1931. The film feels like a re-adaption to the novel it's based off(I don't know I've never read it) cause it ensues the passion of love that Dracula has for Elisabetha and I know understand why he loves her thanks to the film's opening.
In the opening sequence you see the Human version of Dracula and that he use to serve God in a church until his beloved died and he was angry and blood spilled the room. That is when he died and transformed into Dracula.
The film presents as a love story with a horror that is out in the night,sucking the blood of those the beast is aroused by. I did like Gary Oldman's Dracula but if there was an actor who stole the show during this film it would be Anthiny Hopkins as Van Helsing,that was the best performance I have eve seen from Anthony Hopkins since Silence of the Lambs. I wasn't big on Keanu Reeves in the film when he talks it just gets boring. The blood in this film looks cool, I don't if they were computer generated or prop but the effects of the blood were cool.
The remake of Bram Stroker's Draculahas a stellar cast with some great performances,one small one and a creepy erotic torture of love and evil. I give Bram Stroker's Dracula(1992) a 5 out of 5.