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Charles Dance
Review: 'Dracula Untold' ★★
Review: 'Dracula Untold' ★★

There's nothing new under the moon in "Dracula Untold," a decorous but dull origin story that attempts to turn history's most famous vampire into a kind of male Maleficent — a misunderstood husband/father/ruler who turned to the dark side out of the noblest intentions. What next? "Freddy Krueger Meets Dr. Freud"? Like Bram Stoker before them, screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (the forthcoming "Gods of Egypt") take their inspiration from the real historical figure of Vlad Dracula (aka Vlad the Impaler), a 15th-century Transylvanian prince taken hostage as a teenager by warring Ottoman Turks and trained in their military ways (events...