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#1    Child of Bast

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:36 PM

Looking for general opinion/reviews of the 1992 version of Bram Stoker's Dracula movie. Am reading the book for a class for the first time and am mildly interested in seeing the film once the class I'm taking is over. Is it a well made movie?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:40 PM

So many things are great about that movie, the acting however is not one of them.

Except Gary Oldman as Dracula. Worth seeing just for him! :)

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:41 PM

Its not a b movie if that's what you mean. Major motion picture...but...I wouldn't , and haven't watched it a second time.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:45 PM

I havent seen it a first time...

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:46 PM

I thought the cinematography in this movie was outstanding. There were a lot of cutting edge techniques used in the film. Keanu Reeves would not have been my first choice to play Jonathan Harker though. I was 22 when I saw the movie and it explained a lot more to me about 'who' Dracula was than I had ever known.
Overall, I loved the movie.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

It's a very decent film. Not something you hold up to the grandkids and proclaim a triumph of film, but pretty loyal to the source material. There is a lot of subplot added to give certain characters more depth, but it is forced and sometimes distracting. Van Helsing's subplots are interesting, but steal from the overall pace. But the whole Gary Oldman VS Anthony Hopkins is great. You have to forgive  Keanu for being Keanu. Putting him in a film with the likes of Hopkins and Oldman is akin to putting a College Boxer in the ring with Ali and Foreman. You can tell they know the moves, but they will never be great. Winona Ryder is blah. There is a wonderful but understated performance by Billy Campbell as Quincy Morris. I enjoy the film thoroughly.


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:09 PM

It has It's moments. At the time,it was rather cool .A Halloween episode of The Simpsons did a spoof on it

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:23 PM

View PostMaestro, on 08 August 2012 - 04:54 PM, said:

You have to forgive  Keanu for being Keanu. Putting him in a film with the likes of Hopkins and Oldman is akin to putting a College Boxer in the ring with Ali and Foreman. You can tell they know the moves, but they will never be great.
Fantastic view on that! :tu:

View PostMaestro, on 08 August 2012 - 04:54 PM, said:

Winona Ryder is blah.
She is usually blah but fun to look at nonetheless. :P

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:39 PM

Gary Oldman made the film. I love it when an actor who isn't traditionally associated with "leading man" roles is cast against type. His Dracula, for all the blood lust and violence, is still a tragic and romantic figure. I'd have fallen in love with him, and I'm not usually swayed by the "gooshy stuff."

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:43 AM

What I'd like to know is what the hell happened to the good old fashioned vampire movies where the vampires just wanted to kill you?... not have a deep and loving relationship with you.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:56 AM

View PostBiffSplitkins, on 14 August 2012 - 11:43 AM, said:

What I'd like to know is what the hell happened to the good old fashioned vampire movies where the vampires just wanted to kill you?... not have a deep and loving relationship with you.

Agreed... I mean - I love steak... but I don't love steak....

About the film though... It was one of the better modern adaptations of Stoker's book...

Edited by Taun, 14 August 2012 - 11:58 AM.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:06 PM

View PostTaun, on 14 August 2012 - 11:56 AM, said:

About the film though... It was one of the better modern adaptations of Stoker's book...
Yes it was a nice adaptation.

My other top favorite vampire movies are:
Fright Night (the 1985 version)
From Dusk Til' Dawn
The Lost Boys
Salem's Lot

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:31 PM

Oh come on people. Keanu Reeves.

Keanu Reeves!

He takes on vamps. Without an air guitar.

I mean, Gary Oldman is outstanding but come on.

Keanu Reeves.

He had an excellent adventure without Bill.

Edited by Antilles, 14 August 2012 - 12:31 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:32 PM

View PostBiffSplitkins, on 14 August 2012 - 12:06 PM, said:

Yes it was a nice adaptation.

My other top favorite vampire movies are:
Fright Night (the 1985 version)
From Dusk Til' Dawn
The Lost Boys
Salem's Lot

Fright Night 1985 and Salem's Lot. Outstanding vamp movies.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:57 PM

View PostBiffSplitkins, on 14 August 2012 - 12:06 PM, said:

Yes it was a nice adaptation.

My other top favorite vampire movies are:
Fright Night (the 1985 version)
From Dusk Til' Dawn
The Lost Boys
Salem's Lot

Being a big fan of comedy I would add:

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" (the movie not the series)...
and "Love at First Bite"...

Edited by Taun, 14 August 2012 - 12:57 PM.





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