Dracula Untold vs. I, Frankenstein'Tis the season for the mysterious and creepy to be up and about causing mischief and mayhem. There are a certain group of characters from years past that more or less defined this tradition, cinematically speaking, and those cool cats are: the Universal Monsters.T-R-E-V
Sad thing is, despite their iconic value, these critters have lost their "umph" when it comes to instilling fear in the populace. Bearing that in mind, the creative minds in Hollyweird have decided to give said beasties a new spin, and what better spin then one where you're capitalizing on a popular genre that's raking in the dough? Said genre, and therefore spin, is the superhero, specifically the kind that involves a cinematic universe. It seems a no brainer, considering Universal is the studio that started this trend way back in the 40s.
And that brings us to the first film in the journal title, the recently released "Dracula Untold". In "Untold", we're given the first full-fledged cinematic telling of Count Dracula's orig
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Eating my wings to make me tame
He was known as the No-Life King
The Prince of Darkness
The Son of the Devil
Vlad Tepes III, Prince of Wallachia
The Alpha of Vampires
The First Batman
But...do we truly know him and how he came to be?
We have seen his rein of terror in the famous Brom Stoker novel (and film adaptation portrayed by the famous Bela Lugosi) to other mediums such as the world acclaimed anime Hellsing (the Ultimate version btw), and unlike modern depiction of vampires being angsty and brooding (coughcoughBATMANcoughcough), Dracula was depicted as a magnificent bastard who is vicious, sadistic, evil...and he loves it.
Hell, he's the kickstarter of the famous Universal Monster line.
But let's be fair, there are some good depictions, decent depictions, and some you rather see locked up in Warehouse 13's Black Vault.
I know it's a dead horse to beat but come on...it's the Red Hea