I have to say the title says it all since nobody has thought to tell this story in cinema. There are several Game of Thrones actors in this which tells you what the casting director likes. Luke Evans was made to play Dracula. He is brutal, badass, and just plain cool. The battles are insanely cool and are a constant presence. It's always interesting to see someone discovering their powers especially when they aren't aware of the full extent. The acting here is pretty good particularly Luke Evans and Charles Dance. I swear I got chills throughout this especially near the end. I hope they make a sequel because I would love to see more of this Dracula! This movie was just so exciting for me. I highly recommend it for lovers of vampire and Dracula lore. I really don't understand all the reviews saying this is slow or boring. It's a non-stop action packed origin story with good actors and an interesting look at a story I thought was a beat horse.