Castlevania

Castlevania – Necropolis

by Alan Rapp on July 20, 2017

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  • Title: Castlevania – Necropolis
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Castlevania - Necropolis TV review

Okay, I’m rooting for the vampire. The first episode of Netflix’s Castlevania introduced us to Dracula (Graham McTavish), his wife (Emily Swallow), and the series of events which would lead the vampire to declare war on all humanity. “Necropolis” introduces us to our reluctant hero Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage) who spends most of the season’s second episode fighting in bars and alleyways. Forced out of his drunken stupor first to defend himself and later to protect an old man from murderous priests, Belmont hardly earns any sympathy from us and really only looks somewhat heroic when compared to Dracula’s murderous army and the religious zealots which directly caused them to be unleashed on the world. I’m sure glad this season is only four episodes long as I don’t think I could stand spending much more time with Trevor Belmont. And, yeah, I’m rooting for the vampire.

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Castlevania – Witchbottle

by Alan Rapp on July 10, 2017

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  • Title: Castlevania – Witchbottle
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Castlevania - Witchbottle television review

Based on the third video game in the series, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Netflix’s new four-part Castlevania animated series introduces us to Dracula (Graham McTavish) and the events which would wake the retiring vampire out of his seclusion to declare war on humanity. Set prior to the events of the game, the first episode introduces us to both Dracula and the human woman (Emily Swallow), a scientist mistaken for a witch in the Fifteenth Century, whose love would bring Dracula out into the world and whose death at the hands of an angry church-fearing mob would lead to the vampire’s thirst for vengeance.

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