This was undeniably imprecise to the book. Mina dies of neck wounds so Van Helsing (Olivier) shows up. Dracula has laser show sex with Lucy in a slipshod scene. Van Helsing has the era’s hostility to foreigners but his ham acting sucks the spontaneity out of every scene he is in. Dracula makes walking into a room steamy stuff. Van Helsing waves garlic at Dracula whilst overacting. Lucy and Dracula run off so the burden falls to the moron brigade to kill the character with the pithiest quotes. The brutal assessment is that this is not good but was Dracula alive at the end so that is why Lucy was smirking?
“I dislike mirrors; they are the playthings of man’s vanity.”
“I feel rather cold.”
“Those who have crossed my path have all died and some not pleasantly!”
“How kind of you to call.”
“It is always daylight somewhere on earth.”
“In a century when you are dust, I shall wake.”
The Great Gatsby (2013)