A fabulous mess of a film that goes way over the top and keeps going.
This was a Big Deal in 1992 and got a ton of promotion, a huge budget and a high profile cast. Mike Mignola did a bunch of the promotional artwork.
Oh, Keanu. You were so young and still learning the craft. He took a lot of heat and yeah, it's bad. My eternal crush Winona Ryder looks fantastic in the incredible costumes but Gary Oldman overpowers nearly the entire cast. Anthony Hopkins is just going with it! Tom Waits is totally wasted as Renfield, what the heck.
Certainly nice to look at when it's not being ludicrous. All the effects are old school with extensive use of matte paintings, rear projection and miniatures.
Too long and poorly paced, beautiful but over the top. A great cast gives weird performances.
Film #297 of 2021.