Dracula III: Legacy (2005) Movie Review

Dracula III: Legacy – ABC Film Challenge – Sequels/Reboots – D – Dracula III Legacy – Movie Review

Dracula III

Director: Patrick Lussier

Writer: Joel Soisson, Patrick Lussier (Screenplay)

Cast

  • Jason Scott Lee (Mulan)
  • Jason London (Daze and Confused)
  • Stephen Billington (Resident Evil)
  • Diane Neal (Law & Order Special Victims Unit)
  • Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner)

Plot: In the near future, Uffizi and Luke travel to the remote reaches of war-torn Romania to rescue Elizabeth and finish the vampire once and for all. Along the way, they encounter a TV news journalist and a corps of rebels trying to fight the vampire uprising which plagues their country.

Runtime: 1 Hour 26 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Dracula III: Legacy starts as Father Uffizi (Lee) and Luke (London) work together now. They are searching for Elizabeth (Neal) in hopes of saving her from the curse, as Dracula (Billington) returns to Europe.

As they travel, they find themselves in the middle of a civil war. One that will test their own beliefs and a final showdown with a fully reformed Dracula (Hauer).

Verdict on Dracula III: Legacy

Dracula III: Legacy picks up where the last movie finished off, showing Father Uffizi needing to regroup. It sees him heading to Europe to take on Dracula again after he returned to his homeland. Only this time he gets involved in a civil war.

To think this sequel came out two years after the last movie, you would think there would be a major conclusion to the story. However, it has such a big break in the story, a jump to the ‘near future’ it makes little sense to leave us with a cliff hanger before. This time everything feels more contained with Europe and doesn’t bring enough to the table. The previous movie had an interesting conversation, one that doesn’t get carried forward.

Final ThoughtsDracula III: Legacy feels like a generic vampire movie.

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