Grayson and I watched this last night and I really liked it. Clearly a setup for a superhero series of movies using the Universal "monsters" (Dracula, Mummy, Wolfman, etc.) and so it wasn't remotely a horror movie – basically just Iron Man with vampire powers instead of a flying suit (the net effect is the same), with this being the "origin" movie.
I liked it just fine – thought Luke Evans was great as lead, and I'm looking forward to the next one in the series, which is going to be a conflict with Vlad and the older vampire that created him – an outstanding Charles Dancy with makeup that matches and might even top Underworld's Bill Nighy for best vampire ever. To me, an ancient living corpse shouldn't look remotely like a living human, and Dancy's cave-dweller definitely doesn't. Wish the accent wasn't so refined, but you can't have everything.
I have a very good feeling about the next movie. This is not your father's Dracula.