This bull-plop keeps getting shoved in my face on YouTube. I can’t tell you how unattractive this movie is to me so far.
More like Dracula: Untold Amounts of Unnecessary War Scenes to Show Off CGI Capabilities Because That’s What People Are Into Right Now.
And what is this? This screen cap right here. What are you trying to pull here, Mr. Director and Writers? Yes, you want to portray that your vampire burns in the sun. But is it possible to do it when there’s no other choice for him? Like saving a loved one or, I don’t know, going out into that war that you’re so eager to make? No, you’re giving him a random scene all shirtless and sensual with a semi-glitter in the light.
Just. Like. Twilight.
That’s right. I said it. These writers and directors heard that Twilight fucked up vampires, “but at least Dracula is still awesome,” we said.
“Dracula is cool, you say?” they retorted. “Let’s do a Dracula story. And hey, we can glitter it up like that successful Twilight but call it a burn that just happens to reflect in the sun that way.”
But you know what’s the most disheartening? I’m honestly interested in the story they have here. A man who sacrifices normalcy, obtaining a dark power, all to protect his small family. I like that. But writers today are so afraid of doing something completely new. Almost every “hot movie” coming out needs the title of something that’s already good. Something that we already know.
Did you know that Twilight was a good premise too before they threw the word vampire in there? The reason the Twilight boys sparkle is because they’re supposes to be Faeries. Hardly anyone has done stories on Faeries, and they truly are fearful, beautiful monsters. I think I would actually really like Twilight if it simply went with that, took a chance and did something new.
But no, vampires were “in” at the time and “maybe the book won’t sell unless they’re changed into vampires, the thing that people already like”.
Fear. That’s all this is. People afraid to do something new because it might not sell. Well you know what, fearful writers and directors? You’re not selling this to ME. Because I smell your fear and it wreaks.