Thursday, July 20, 2017

Castlevania - Necropolis

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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