The movie was pretty darn good. And it's a long time since I went to the cinema and said that. I'm actually really looking forawrd to a sequel.
And I've finally stoped thinking of Luke Evans as a poor Orlando Bloom copy.. he was great as Dracula.
Mind you the movie could be summed up in a few sentences, it's was a suprisingly short movie and very uncomplicated story... frankly you might even find that after you've watched it there isn't anything to talk about.. no funny dialogues, nothing to discuss.
But somehow the movie manages to stick with you, it's entertaining to watch, the acting is fairly good, and something about the movie just makes you want to watch more.
It sort of felt like a prequel really.... because so far as I was concerned the most interesting part came at the end... and it would seem like the second film could be really good.
Most importantly... they finally didn't overdo it, they've managed to keep the effects and action scenes under controll so even though there's a lot of action you don't feel like you're drowning in it, or that you've lost track of what's happening.
Although frankly the cinema could turn down the sound... the whole floor was shaking and when the guy lighted a torch in the cave it sounded like flipping thunder.
So yeah... don't expect to much accuracy with the original story but I recommend it as a fun film to watch in general... if only for Luke Evans... seriously.. he was great.