Critic Consensus: Castlevania offers spectacular visuals and a compelling adaptation in its all-too-short first season.
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Inspired by the video game, this medieval fantasy follows the last surviving member of the Belmont clan and his attempt to save all of Eastern Europe from Vlad Dracula Tepe.
|Premiere Date:||Jul 7, 2017|
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The recent four-episode Netflix adaptation headed by popular comics writer Warren Ellis embodies this series's slight identity crisis while also failing to embrace its core strengths.
The animation is kinetic and lively which, coupled with the whip Belmont carries for whatever reason, makes for some sumptuous fight choreography.
It never quite reaches the demented highs of its pillar-of-hellfire pilot, but by season's end, there's a clear mission statement for arriving at a slightly more optimistic future.
Castlevania is ripe with potential, but also burdened with cliches. And so, it feels after four episodes like a show at a crossroads.
Audience Reviews for Castlevania: Season 1
From Netflix comes Castlevania, an animated horror series based on a popular video game. Written by Warren Ellis, Season 1 follows a rogue warrior named Trevor Belmont who reluctantly comes to the aid of the town of Gresit, which is besieged by Dracula's demon army following the murder of his human wife. While it's billed as a "season" it's really a movie that's been broken into 4 episodes that don't work separately. But even together they don't tell a complete story, and what there is doesn't make much sense; Dracula as a scientist? (WTF) And, the language is very crude and vulgar...for no apparent reason. Borderline incoherent, Season 1 of Castlevania is a mess that doesn't seem to know what it's doing.
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