History YMMV / BramStokersDracula

21st Jun '17 4:57:44 PM lalalei2001
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Lucy isn't slutty, she's just flirtatious. Before she's attacked by Dracula she doesn't seem to have slept with any of her suitors, it's only after his attack does she begin to act overtly sexual towards them. This is supported by how Mina after being bitten by Dracula and is starting to turn, tries to seduce Van Helsing.
* {{Anvilicious}}: Lucy's a slut, we get it! Two parodies had fun with this, starting with the ParodyNames they gave her -- ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' went with "Loosely", and ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'' went with "Slutty".

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Lucy isn't slutty, she's just flirtatious. Before she's attacked by Dracula she doesn't seem to have slept with any of her suitors, it's only after his attack does that she begin to act overtly sexual towards them. This is supported by how Mina acts after being bitten by Dracula and is starting to turn, tries Dracula, trying to seduce Van Helsing.
* {{Anvilicious}}: Lucy's a slut, we get it! Two parodies had fun with this, starting with the ParodyNames they gave her -- ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' went with "Loosely", and ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'' went with "Slutty".
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** While many people agree it's a good film, Mina and Dracula being LoveInterests is not a good idea if you DON'T want backlash from fans of the book...or anyone who does not like the idea of vampire romance. However, many people in fact favor this couple over Mina/Jonathan. Which is not helped by the people who just hate the idea of Dracula, the definition of the blood sucking vampires, being portrayed sympathetically especially since he still kills people. Others, however, like this idea and thinks Dracula should have sympathetic qualities. Even those who like the ''idea'' often dispute whether or not it was actually well-handled.
** On the same subject, Creator/WinonaRyder's performance is still hotly debated to this day. There are some who feel she was horribly miscast, and compare her unfavourably to Creator/KeanuReeves. Others feel she did a good job. A third camp suggests that the problem comes from Mina becoming hard to sympathise with at certain points. There's also the matter of her accent; some feel it's terrible, while others find it decent enough.

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** While many people agree it's a good film, Mina and Dracula being LoveInterests is not a good idea if you DON'T want backlash from fans of the book...or anyone who does not like the idea of vampire romance. However, many people in fact favor this couple over Mina/Jonathan. Which is not helped by the people who just hate the idea of Dracula, the definition of the blood sucking vampires, being portrayed sympathetically divisive, especially since he still kills people. Others, however, when compared to the Mina/Jonathan pairing, as somw like this idea it while others don't, and thinks Dracula should have sympathetic qualities. Even those who like the ''idea'' often dispute whether or not tohers think it would be better if it were handled better while others think it was actually well-handled.
** On the same subject, Creator/WinonaRyder's
handled just fine.
**Creator/WinonaRyder's
performance as Mina is still hotly debated to this day. There are some who feel she was horribly miscast, and compare her unfavourably unfavorably to Creator/KeanuReeves. Others feel she did a good job. A third camp suggests that the problem comes from Mina becoming hard to sympathise with at certain points. There's also the matter of her accent; some feel it's terrible, while others find it decent enough.



** In the scene in which [[spoiler: Dracula is approaching London, with a storm marking his arrival]], Lucy and Mina run around outside and even kiss.. and then forget about it happening right away. [[GirlOnGirlIsHot On the other hand......]]

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** In the scene in which [[spoiler: Dracula is approaching London, with a storm marking his arrival]], Lucy and Mina run around outside and even kiss..kiss... and then forget about it happening right away. [[GirlOnGirlIsHot On the other hand......]]



* DesignatedVillain: The vampire hunters receive this treatment towards the end, if Van Helsing's comment about them becoming "God's madmen" is any indication. It may mean that their quest had lead to [[spoiler:Quincey's death]], but it also may comes across as a HeelRealization as if they became [[KnightTemplar fanatics trying to stay between true love]]... Except the monster they were trying to destroy wasn't necessarily innocent himself and they wanted to spare an innocent woman from suffering the same fate as her best friend suffered, whom the three men were in love to.

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* DesignatedVillain: The vampire hunters receive this treatment towards the end, if Van Helsing's comment about them becoming "God's madmen" is any indication. It may mean that their quest had lead led to [[spoiler:Quincey's death]], but it also may comes across as a HeelRealization as if they became [[KnightTemplar fanatics trying to stay between true love]]... Except the monster they were trying to destroy wasn't necessarily innocent himself and they wanted to spare an innocent woman from suffering the same fate as her best friend suffered, whom the three men were in love to.



** Any scene involving Music/TomWaits as Renfield or Creator/AnthonyHopkins as Van Helsing is bound to be more entertaining than the rest of the movie for viewers who don't buy it.

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** Any scene involving Music/TomWaits as Renfield or Creator/AnthonyHopkins as Van Helsing is bound to be more entertaining than the rest of the movie for viewers who don't buy it.Helsing.



* NarmCharm: The narm being said, the film is still quite stunning to look at and is most definitely entertaining for some in spite of (or perhaps because of) the goofiness.

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* NarmCharm: The narm being said, the film is still quite stunning to look at and is most definitely entertaining for some in spite of (or perhaps or because of) of the goofiness.



* TheScrappy: Mina comes across as pretty unsympathetic, especially because Jonathan is such a loving and devoted husband while she openly longs to be with Dracula. It's not helped by the movie never making it clear whether Mina is doing this of her own free will, Dracula is seducing her somehow or Elisabeta's spirit is overpowering her.

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* TheScrappy: Mina comes across as pretty unsympathetic, especially because Jonathan is such a loving and devoted husband while she openly longs to be with Dracula. It's not helped by the movie never making it clear whether Mina is doing this of her own free will, Dracula is seducing her somehow her, or Elisabeta's spirit is overpowering her.



** The first time that Dracula attacks Lucy, it looks like he is having really violent sex with her bordering on rape... in his werewolf form. Ewww.

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** The first time that Dracula attacks Lucy, it looks like he is having really violent sex with her bordering on rape... in his werewolf form. Ewww.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: While adding a love story is divisive (see above), many were annoyed with the changes to Lucy's character. In the book, she's TheIngenue. The film turns her into a shameless flirt, who makes all sorts of innuendos in public at her three suitors. Some also didn't like the unfortunate MadonnaWhoreComplex being enforced by making Mina the wholesome pure girl and Lucy the evil slutty girl.
*** This troper didn't feel there was a MadonnaWhoreComplex in the film; in fact it seemed that the film was trying to show Mina as miserably sexually repressed, compared to the joyful Lucy, who is not shown so much as a "whore" as a flirt. Also Lucy's attack by Dracula is played up as a terrible horror, not in a "she was asking for it" way. And the only reason Dracula seems to have targeted her is he saw her in his "visions" of Mina and needed a victim who wasn't the reincarnation of his beloved wife to strengthen himself.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: While adding a love story is divisive (see above), enough, many were annoyed with the changes to Lucy's character. In the book, she's TheIngenue. TheIngenue who loves all three suitors. The film turns her into a shameless flirt, who makes all sorts of innuendos in public at her three suitors. Some also didn't like the unfortunate MadonnaWhoreComplex being enforced by making Mina the wholesome pure girl suitors and Lucy the evil slutty girl.
*** This troper didn't feel there was a MadonnaWhoreComplex in the film; in fact it seemed that the film was trying
tries to show Mina as miserably sexually repressed, compared to the joyful Lucy, who is not shown so much as a "whore" as a flirt. Also Lucy's attack by seduce them after Dracula is played up as a terrible horror, not in a "she was asking for it" way. And the only reason Dracula seems to have targeted her is he saw her in his "visions" of Mina and needed a victim who wasn't the reincarnation of his beloved wife to strengthen himself. attacks her.



21st Apr '17 8:26:38 PM PhoenixAvalon
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* EvilIsCool: Dracula, specifically in his backstory and later in his youthful form.
21st Apr '17 8:42:10 AM PhoenixAvalon
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*** This troper didn't feel there was a MadonnaWhoreComplex in the film; in fact it seemed that the film was trying to show Mina as extremely sexually repressed, compared to Lucy who is not shown so much as a "whore" as a flirt. Also Lucy's attack by Dracula is played up as a terrible horror, not in a "she was asking for it" way. And the only reason Dracula seems to have targeted her is he saw her in his "visions" of Mina and needed a victim who wasn't the reincarnation of his beloved wife to strengthen himself.

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*** This troper didn't feel there was a MadonnaWhoreComplex in the film; in fact it seemed that the film was trying to show Mina as extremely miserably sexually repressed, compared to Lucy the joyful Lucy, who is not shown so much as a "whore" as a flirt. Also Lucy's attack by Dracula is played up as a terrible horror, not in a "she was asking for it" way. And the only reason Dracula seems to have targeted her is he saw her in his "visions" of Mina and needed a victim who wasn't the reincarnation of his beloved wife to strengthen himself.
21st Apr '17 8:40:39 AM PhoenixAvalon
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*** This troper didn't feel there was a MadonnaWhoreComplex in the film; in fact it seemed that the film was trying to show Mina as extremely sexually repressed, compared to Lucy who is not shown so much as a "whore" as a flirt. Also Lucy's attack by Dracula is played up as a terrible horror, not in a "she was asking for it" way. And the only reason Dracula seems to have targeted her is he saw her in his "visions" of Mina and needed a victim who wasn't the reincarnation of his beloved wife to strengthen himself.
21st Apr '17 8:29:36 AM PhoenixAvalon
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* Alternate Character Interpretation: Lucy isn't slutty, she's just flirtatious. Before she's attacked by Dracula she doesn't seem to have slept with any of her suitors, it's only after his attack does she begin to act overtly sexual towards them. This is supported by how Mina after being bitten by Dracula and is starting to turn, tries to seduce Van Helsing.

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* Alternate Character Interpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Lucy isn't slutty, she's just flirtatious. Before she's attacked by Dracula she doesn't seem to have slept with any of her suitors, it's only after his attack does she begin to act overtly sexual towards them. This is supported by how Mina after being bitten by Dracula and is starting to turn, tries to seduce Van Helsing.
21st Apr '17 8:29:14 AM PhoenixAvalon
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* Alternate Character Interpretation: Lucy isn't slutty, she's just flirtatious. Before she's attacked by Dracula she doesn't seem to have slept with any of her suitors, it's only after his attack does she begin to act overtly sexual towards them. This is supported by how Mina after being bitten by Dracula and is starting to turn, tries to seduce Van Helsing.
20th Apr '17 5:48:35 AM Anddrix
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** That [[HellIsThatNoise horrible noise near the end of the trailer.]] Listening to it for a full minute is enough to drive you insane with fear...

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** That [[HellIsThatNoise horrible noise near the end of the trailer.]] trailer. Listening to it for a full minute is enough to drive you insane with fear...
11th Mar '17 10:10:01 AM Cieloazul
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** Old Dracula's butt hairdo, ruthlessly parodied by Mel Brooks in ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E5TreehouseOfHorrorIV Treehouse of Horror IV]]", is a trademark of the narm of this film. The character's very introduction scene itself, standing at the door while flashing his fabulous red robe, pale face and extravagant hairstyle, is incredibly hard to take seriously even if the viewer has never watched those parodies.

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** Old Dracula's Old!Dracula's butt hairdo, ruthlessly parodied by Mel Brooks in ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt'' and by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E5TreehouseOfHorrorIV Treehouse of Horror IV]]", is a trademark the flagship of the narm of in this film. The movie. Summed to his fabulous red robe and rubber-like white face, it turns the character's very introduction scene itself, standing at into a potential source of hysterical laughter regardless of the door while flashing his fabulous red robe, pale face and extravagant hairstyle, is incredibly hard to take seriously even if the viewer has never watched those parodies.viewer's intention.



** The first time that Dracula attacks Lucy, it looks like he is having really violent sex with her bordering on rape... In his werewolf form. Ewww.

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** The first time that Dracula attacks Lucy, it looks like he is having really violent sex with her bordering on rape... In in his werewolf form. Ewww.
25th Feb '17 10:00:00 AM Cieloazul
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** A veritable buffet of it. Whether it's Creator/KeanuReeves' terrible attempt at a British accent, the combined LargeHam of Oldman, Hopkins, Elwes, Frost, and Waits, or Dracula crying tears of...watercolor paint, this movie is a glorious helping of goofiness.
** Old Dracula's butt hairdo, parodied by Mel Brooks in ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt''. It was also parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E5TreehouseOfHorrorIV Treehouse of Horror IV]]"
* NarmCharm: The Narm being said, the film is still quite stunning to look at and is most definitely entertaining for some in spite of (or perhaps because of) the goofiness.

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** A veritable buffet of it. Whether it's Creator/KeanuReeves' terrible attempt at a British accent, the combined LargeHam of Oldman, Hopkins, Elwes, Frost, and Waits, or Dracula crying tears of... watercolor paint, this movie is a glorious helping of goofiness.
** Old Dracula's butt hairdo, ruthlessly parodied by Mel Brooks in ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt''. It was also parodied in ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E5TreehouseOfHorrorIV Treehouse of Horror IV]]"
IV]]", is a trademark of the narm of this film. The character's very introduction scene itself, standing at the door while flashing his fabulous red robe, pale face and extravagant hairstyle, is incredibly hard to take seriously even if the viewer has never watched those parodies.
* NarmCharm: The Narm narm being said, the film is still quite stunning to look at and is most definitely entertaining for some in spite of (or perhaps because of) the goofiness.
16th Dec '16 9:49:11 AM JamesAustin
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* {{Elite Mook}}s: The Gypsies, [[InvokedTrope as claimed by Jonathan Harker]].
-->'''Jonathan Harker''': ''The Count's gypsies, fearless warriors who are loyal to the death to whatever nobleman they serve''...



* JustForFun/RoleAssociation: [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]] Is the one that slits [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Commissioner Gordon's]] Throat with the help of [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lechter]].



* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/FrancisFord oppola himself expressed CreatorBacklash at casting Creator/KeanuReeves as a Victorian Londoner. Reeves was riding high from ''Franchise/BillAndTed'' and was chosen as a bankable heartthrob to draw in female viewers.

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* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/FrancisFord oppola Creator/FrancisFordCoppola himself expressed CreatorBacklash at casting Creator/KeanuReeves as a Victorian Londoner. Reeves was riding high from ''Franchise/BillAndTed'' and was chosen as a bankable heartthrob to draw in female viewers.
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