Movie Mania: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Hey guys!
It’s time for a movie review! Today I’ll write about a topic that has been adapted quite a few times already. One of those adaptations is Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1992. Let’s see whether this version is any good!

 

The Plot:
It’s 1897. The solicitor Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to meet with one of new clients, the rather weird Count Dracula. However, Harker soon realises that there is something very wrong, while his fiance Mina has an interesting encounter back in England.
Dark powers are at work here and only few know how to battle this kind of evil…

 

The Rating:
I’ve seen my share of Dracula adaptations ranging from the classic Nosferatu to Wes Craven’s modern take on the story. This version is certainly one of the better takes on the story.
The cast is chosen very well, except for one role. While Winona Ryder, Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins excel in their roles, Keanu Reeves simply does not work as Jonathan Harker. During the whole movie he just doesn’t seen to fit in. He’s most certainly no match to Gary Oldman, his performance seems rather weak and becomes even more pale in the scenes Reeves shares with Oldman. Continue reading

Movie Mania: Red Riding Hood

A few days ago I spent the night lying awake and zapping through the program. I stumbled upon Red Riding Hood and got really excited, I wanted to watch this one for ages! Fairytale adaptation here I come!

 

 

The Plot:

The village of Daggerhorn is plagued by a werewolf. While Valerie dwells on an unwanted marriage her parents arranged, her sister is murdered by the wolf. The whole village is shocked and they set out to find and kill the werewolf…

 

The Rating: Continue reading