Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D — Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion!
Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D
Written and Directed by: DARIO ARGENTO
Horror master Dario Argento returns with a bloody, luridly creepy 3D version of the classic vampire tale, drenched in gore and sex. An unsuspecting Englishman arrives in Transylvania, lured by a job with a local nobleman. But the undead Count Dracula’s real target is the man’s innocent young wife. Featuring the iconic Rutger Hauer as vampire hunter Van Helsing and the inimitable Asia Argento (the director’s own daughter) as a local all-too-eager to fall under the Count’s sway.
What did I think about Argento’s Dracula 3D?
Honestly, it’s hard to be critical of a director you respect so much. Argento’s camera work is by far some of the best in the world. When you pair that with one of the best cinematographers of all time Luciano Tovoli you think you’d get an award winning film. Right? Well, before I get too critical of this film let me state this, Dracula 3D is a watchable movie! It really is, and if you like horror movies you should rent it! However, I can’t help but to express some disappoint I had in it. The acting was bad. Barring Hauer, and the director’s daughter Asia Argento (who’s quite an accomplished actress herself) that is. Besides the acting, this movie has awful CGI, really obvious green screen sets, and a slow story line. This is made only more poignant by the fact that this is a story we’ve seen on screen a million times before. Now a lot of people will say that Argento has been slipping, and hasn’t made a good film in quite awhile. I disagree! I liked Giallo for what it was. I especially loved his work on the Masters of Horror series, and even Mother of Tears was better than Dracula 3D. I think what has fans “panties” in such a twist, is they’re constantly comparing his current films to the masterpieces he made between the 70’s – 90’s. When it comes down to it the man is a Master of Horror, and he earned that title for a reason. The man deserves so much respect.
It breaks down like this for me. It’s October, Halloween is in the air, this is a lot better of a movie than a lot of crap that is currently sitting in that red box outside your local grocery store. Not to mention we get to see an amazing set of breast just a few minutes into the film via Miriam Giovanelli who manages to get naked quite a bit in the film. Asia Argento also get’s naked, as she always does in all her father’s films. Needless to say this is not a Halloween movie for the whole family. Put Dracula 3D on after the kids go to sleep, maybe pop some pop-corn, and have a nice night with your significant other.
OVERALL RATING 6 OUT OF 10
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