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It's not, of course. It's a fun, sexy, modern Vampire film, and nothing more. If you're expecting more than that... what Genre are you really interested in, because this is not the Genre to take that seriously.
This, also, happens to be among my favourite films of all time. This DVD, unfortunately, is the result of this film having bad Box Office numbers, and poor reception from critics. So, the DVD itself is somewhat lacking, in modern times. It contains the Film, some Deleted/Extended Scenes, and a few other odds and ends. In a time we're so used to documentaries, and behind-the-scenes research being put into a DVD set, this is not a full experience for anyone. But, for its time, and considering the circumstances, this DVD is exactly what you're looking for if you're a fan of this Movie. I know I am.
But before the formula stalled, Dracula 2000 was a lukewarm effort to try and update the Dracula myth with other characters and a VERY young and skinny Gerard Butler. To be honest, there was nothing surprising in this movie even when I saw it in theatres waaay back in 2000. And it hasn't changed much since. Mildly good special effects and make-up and low gore and eroticism are part of the ingredients of this program, although the actors do give a nice performance in unidimensional roles.
First of a (probably) unplanned trilogy, this effort was the most worthy since it's all downhill from here. I bought it and quite liked it even though it didn't reinvent the wheel.
The film begins, (well in truth, I missed the first 5 minutes) with Simon who works for Van Helsing. Solina (VH's assistant) and her friends break into the cellar because they expect to find money/jewels/art what with VH's tight security. What they find, is a booby-trapped room with an antique metal coffin. They steal it and escape (in a plane for some unknown reason). Nightshade is given the job of opening the coffin, (a hard task indeed) and inside is Dracula. He proceeds to kill everyone on the plane. This is unimportant but I am telling it to you because we then see our heroine Mary, she sees this. Sees Dracula and he, her in a mixture of dream/illusion and perhaps astral projection. In the meantime, VH is explaining to Simon that Dracula is not myth but reality. That he is THE Van Helsing of long ago and has been keeping himself alive, (injecting Dracula's blood) until he can discover a way to kill him. Many events happen but they are not worth mentioning, because you wish to read a review not a list of events. I will mention a few more things though.Read more ›
Suffice to say, Dracula has been done so many times, it's hard to think of anything original to do with the story. However, screenwriter Joel Soisson gives a fresh take to the legacy of Dracula. It explains the count's aversion to crosses, wood, silver and anything Christian. No spoiler am I, but by the end of the movie, Butler's Dracula is a pitiable victim of his own jealousy, and the need to be forgiven for his greatest transgression. Butler's performance cannot be discounted, folks..he's truly magnificent.
Jonny Lee Miller, Christopher Plummer, and Justine Waddel acquit themselves admirably, and Lussier's direction is sufficiently moody. But it's Butler who commands the show.
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I love story about vampires and this one was different from the others but I loved it, good action and really goodPublished on June 12 2013 by LiLy
this is one stylish take on the Dracula mythos.it certainly looks
great.Gerard Butler is great as the tile character. Read more
Well, not really but its close for me. I LOVED Gerrard Butler in this movie... hes my new fav actor now!!! Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2005 by Michael Beveridge
DIRECTOR PATRICK LUSSIER HAS MANAGED IN MY EYES TO DO THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE, MAKE A DRACULA MOVIE THAT I WOULD EVER WANT TO SEE AGAIN. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2004 by jason
I speak of this movie as a fan of the Dracula character and not a fan of Wes Craven. I won't discredit the man because he has done some decent horror films in his career. Read morePublished on July 17 2004 by beatsforte