For a movie with the title “Dracula Untold“, it’s a story that’s painfully vague. We all know Bram Stoker’s classic monster. Some may know that the character was loosely based on Prince Vlad the Impaler. Director Gary Shore and screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless seemed content to keep it at that with a bit of an emphasis on Drac’s family and then mostly relying of CGI bats. The film plays like a treatment rather than a real script. It’s lean to the point of being anemic as Vlad’s transformation into Dracula doesn’t feel tragic but rather a slog towards the inevitable peppered with lame action and stock characters. Dracula Untold proves some stories aren’t worth telling.