Robert Wm. Gomez's

Dracula 3-D

Rating: 
3

I have finally gotten around to watching Dario Argento's most recent movie—his 3-D take on the Dracula story. Everything that has been wrong about Argento's post-Stendhal Syndrome work is on display here. The acting is terrible, the story is dumb and the effects are a lame CGI mess. Most importantly, he has completely lost any sense of the dynamic visual style of his classic work. Despite the 3-D (or maybe because of it), the compositions are flat and boring and it feels like a movie of the week. I can only think of one scene, in which Dracula attacks a room full of townspeople, that has any energy or flair to it. I may have to watch Trauma again to be sure, but this is probably his worst film.