+ Liam Neesson's performance and presence is excellent as always.
+ Consistent visual style that fits the tone of the film.
- Sense of mystery is quickly erased.
- Pacing seems off, and the third act drags out a bit.
- 1999 setting doesn't seem to add anything to the plot.
- Antagonists lack depth.
+ Great production value.
+ Luke Evans makes an interesting Dracula.
+ Main premise doesn't sound that bad on paper.
+ Great CGI.
- The film's pacing is way off and tries too move through the plot too fast, which is also thanks to its limited 92-minute runtime.
- Secondary cast seems either undeveloped or misplaced.
- Underdeveloped villain.
- Much of the suggested backstory takes a backseat in favour of visual spectacle.
- Kind of tame, especially for a Dracula movie.
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