It started brilliantly and I had great hopes, but sadly it went rapidly downhill about 30 minutes into it. I suspect that if the movie had stayed in Londinium instead of moving to New Orleans it would have been a lot better.
Gerard Butler looked very much like the kind of vampire movi which would make any Anne Rice fan drool wildly and Johnny Lee Miller was quite good too, but the movie just didn't work.
They did however manage to explain why vampires don't like silver in a way that seemed relatively logical. In this movie Dracula is actually Judas Iscariot (Which is revealed much too early) which in turn makes it a cheap shot to call the hero Simon.
And the reason why vampires can't stand silver is naturally because Judas was paid 30 pieces of silver for his betrayal. That's probably the best reasoning I've ever come across. Does anyone know of any other reasons?
Don't watch this movie unless you're really bored...