Dracula 2000

December 22nd, 2000







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Plot
A group of thieves break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself, who travels to New Orleans to find his nemesis' daughter, Mary Van Helsing.

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 4.8/10 (17,243 voted)

Critic's Score: 26/100

Director: Patrick Lussier

Stars: Gerard Butler, Justine Waddell, Jonny Lee Miller

Storyline
In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula.

Writers: Joel Soisson, Patrick Lussier

Cast:
Gerard Butler - Dracula
Christopher Plummer - Abraham Van Helsing
Jonny Lee Miller - Simon Sheppard
Justine Waddell - Mary Heller-Van Helsing
Colleen Fitzpatrick - Lucy Westerman (as Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick)
Jennifer Esposito - Solina
Omar Epps - Marcus
Sean Patrick Thomas - Trick
Danny Masterson - Nightshade
Lochlyn Munro - Eddie
Tig Fong - Dax
Tony Munch - Charlie
Jeri Ryan - Valerie Sharpe
Shane West - JT
Nathan Fillion - Father David

Taglines: 19th Century Chills Terrify the 21st Century



Details

Official Website: Go For It [Netherlands] (Dutch) | Official site |

Release Date: 22 December 2000

Filming Locations: BCE Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $8,636,567 (USA) (25 December 2000) (2204 Screens)

Gross: $47,053,625 (Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character Lucy Westerman's name is a reference to the character Lucy Westenra from Bram Stoker's book. She is in the movie, as in the book, the best friend of the main character Mina (book)/Mary (movie).

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The sidewalk that Mary lands on near the end of the film visibly vibrates when she hits it.

Quotes:
Solina: You don't build this kind of security without a gold mine to hide.



User Review

Better Than You'd Think......(avec some spoilage)

Rating:

So...the title is a bit dodgy. "Dracula 2000". Ick. Nevertheless, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the film. To begin with, an interesting cast. Christopher Plummer has, previously, suffered from what I call "Michael Caine" syndrome; making any film that will write him a cheque, Johnny Lee Miller was amusing in "Trainspotting" and, let's not kid each other, there is no mystery as to why Jennifer Esposito and Jeri Ryan were cast. Round it out with some second and third tier young "Actors du jour" and you probably haven't spent too much money.

Now...the most irritating aspect of the film is the almost surreal amount of flagrant Virgin Records placement. Seriously....Mary works in one of the stores which means we get prominent t-shirt coverage....not to mention the gawdy neon sign, the truck in the garage etc.....however, Dracula needs virgins, right?

By far the most interesting part of this film was the story behind the creation of Dracula. Taking the myth back to the time of the crucifixion, with Judas Iscariot suffering some fairly serious guilt issues leading to his suicide and eventual "re-birth"....good angle: it helped to explain the vampires aversion to all things holy and dislike of silver (as in 30 pieces of...). Still don't get the mirror-phobia but hey....

Someone on the creative team of this film has a sweet little visual gag in store. Check out the scene in the Laffayette Cemetery...there is a crypt bearing the name "Spencer Hepburn". Nice one.

The ending is a little rushed and it seems that Miller might have left the set early that day, since he apparently vanishes. It also leaves blatant amounts of room for a sequel, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

That I even considered seeing this film was primarily due to Wes Craven's participation. However, I found it to be an imaginative and fairly tasteful modernisation of one of the all-time cinematic horror legends.









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