Dracula 2000 Reviews
Starring:Johnny Lee Miller,Gerard Butler,Christopher Plummer, Justine Waddell,Vitamin C,Jennifer Esposito,Omar Epps,Shane West,Danny Masterson,Sean Patrick Thomas,Jeri Ryan, and Nathan Fillion
Directed by Patrick Lussier
THE MOST SEDUCTIVE EVIL OF ALL TIME HAS NOW BEEN UNLEASHED IN OURS.
Hello Kiddies your pal the crypt-critic here has a movie he doesn't hate himself for liking and it really something you should sink your teeth into,it is one hell of a fun time. When Gerard Butler is making shit like Ps.I love you and The Bounty Hunter he tends to be a very good actor in Dracula 2000 he plays Dracula and he owns the role. Well okay he's no Gary Oldman but he gets the job done dang it. This movie put a new spin on Dracula putting him in our day and age as well as giving him a new origin.
The story goes like this years ago Abraham Van Helsing captured Dracula but was unable to kill him. He kept him hidden in a coffin and filtered his blood through leaches in order to stay alive for many years. Fast forward to present day and Van Helsing is an antique dealer training his new prodigy Simon. But much to their dismay a group of thieves go into the vault and steal their coffin. The coffin opens on an airplane and good old Dracula comes back and starts biting some necks and takes in the sight of a New Orleans citizen. He is out searching for Abraham's daughter Mary who he seems to have a strong connection with. Abraham and Simon must head to New Orleans and save Mary before Dracula finds her first.
I loved this new spin on the legend and I loved how they just updated Dracula so well for a new generation. I won't reveal what it is but the new origin for Dracula is epic it literally explains the crosses, the holy water, the stakes and the silver all in one shot. Yes, the ending just blew my mind.
There's a lot of other things to enjoy as well, this movie is packing with some good old vampire blood and some great fights between Simon, Mary and some Dracula's other vampires. As I said earlier Gerard Butler is an awesome Dracula hell he wins just wit his looks.Christopher Plummer was a spot on Van Helsining I just wish he had done more, Justine Waddell doesn't do a lot of films and its a shame cause I did like her as Mary, Johnny Lee Miller does a decnt job as Abraham's prodigy Simon and has my favorite line in the whole movie. Hell Nathan Fillion is in this movie too but don't blink though you might miss him.
Director Patrick Lussier has gone on to direct some other films like Drive Angry which I liked as well I don't think he has much to worry about for his career.
I have nothing more to say except I love this film and everything it had to offer for my favorite vampire I'm giving Dracula 2000 a four and a half out of five.