Shamelessly fun vampire horror comedy
This is the first Dracula film I have ever seen, and it is certainly not a dramatic, terror-inducing romantic horror - it's just a dumb action film with sex and gore. And what can I say? It's loads of fun. It has some good acting, an effective script, and some revelations about Dracula that we've never seen or heard of before. The production design is gorgeous, with some slick, badass vampire-killing guns, knives, crosses, and the lot. The vampires act both scary and hilarious, with enough one-liners for laughs and enough fighting moves, blood, and teeth to still look all around scary. The plot did get a little complicated and contrived at times, and some of the characters were pretty boring, but in the end, Dracula 2000 is a slick, exciting, undemanding thrill ride of fun, and a great return for Wes Craven at the movies.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness