15 Apr, 2023
By FactsWow Team
A review of Universal's new Dracula film Renfield that blends genres, tones, and storytelling is divided among critics.
A contemporary take on the Dracula story, Renfield sees the titular henchman of the author's master explore life outside the confines of his master's dark shadow.
Credits: TV Tropes
Nicholas Hoult's Robert Montague Renfield gets a second chance at life when he gets help from Awkwafina's traffic cop Rebecca Quincy while Nicolas Cage's Dracula plots revenge.
Credits: Discussing Film
This year's Universal theatrical release Renfield combines gory horror, action, and comedy, but critics are divided on how well it balances the three genres.
Credits: Radio Times
According to some reviews, Renfield is too big on gore while lacking bite in its wit and comedic beats, resulting in a half-baked film.
Credits: Boston Herald
Several of Renfield's critical comments discuss the overbearing action compared to its horror, which is reminiscent of a gory superhero movie or an overly goofy John Wick movie.
Credits: California Outfits
Renfield is widely praised for Nicolas Cage's outrageously fun and scary performance as Dracula, but the problem lies in the rest of the film's campiness.
Credits: Yahoo Movies UK
The mixed reviews indicated that Cage's Dracula was campy enough but not as good as the Oscar winner's story and performance.
Cage's performance as Dracula in Renfield has received widespread praise from critics. The on-screen presence of Cage was one of the most enjoyable aspects of the film for many.
Credits: Yahoo Sports
In addition, Renfield's reviews could have been more varied due to a lack of storytelling compared to its emphasis on gory action and physical humor.
This topic has gained significant prominence in the workplace and relationships in the wake of the Me-Too movement, as well as in Hollywood.
Credits: The New York Times
By responding to these growing conversations, Renfield's themes try to show how abused for a century and a modern monster would adopt his perspective.
Credits: The Digital Fix
For more stories like this
Explore our website