I was so excited to see this and I worried I was getting my hopes up way too high.
It met them–no problem.
I often measure how much I like a movie by whether I think I’ll buy it when it comes out on DVD/iTunes. Well, this one…I’m probably going to find a reason to go back to the theatre to watch it again.
I see quite a few bad reviews, and like everything that is subjective out there, that’s pretty normal. I didn’t know the history of Vlad or the Turk wars or anything like that, so maybe that plays a part in why I love it so much.
What I do know…I loved the struggle Vlad went through. The character who played him did so well. I felt the pain and fear. AND the bravery to look at something so dark to try and save what he believes in.
And his upbringing…the demons he struggled with and overcame. I just love it. And speaking of love, because yes, I’m a romance author, I loved the love story.
It wasn’t so in your face that I had to cover my eyes. It was tender and I caught myself sighing a few times it was so heartfelt and sweet.
I sure hope there’s a second movie….
So yeah, I gave this a 9/10 in IMDB for sure.
What’d you guys think?