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Set in the late 19th century, Bram Stoker's fabled monster hunter Van Helsing is summoned to a distant Eastern European land to vanquish evil in the form of Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and the... View more >
nonstop creature action violence and frightening images, and for sensuality
Starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh... View more >
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Van Helsing is one of the most intelligent ideas for a movie; pit a near immortal monster killer against the most famous movie monsters of all time: Dracula, The Wolfman, and Frankenstien. Hugh Jackman plays the titular vampire killer, and as an added bonus, Kate Beckinsdale(known for her role in "Underworld") is extra hot as Anna Valerious, and Richard Roxburgh(the Duke in "Moulin Rouge") plays a very cool version of Dracula.
The action is hot, and the special effects add to the dazzle.All in all, Van Helsing is the best action movie of the year, let alone the best movie.
While one reviewer only gave this movie half a star, I enjoyed it. The special effects were spectacular and were well worth the admission price. It kept me on the egde of my seat!
“Frankenstein uber Sommers” Tarzan of the Wolverines - Featuring Shrek of Notre Dame, a Dracula that wouldn't scare Woody Allen - and Fabio in the leading role. Take a great idea, flesh it out in a poorly crafted script with 'I never did mind about plot-holes-the-size-of-Wyoming...' Instruct casting to save money: special effects can carry this one... Shepherding this motley mix - a mediocre director with a penchant for overstating even melodrama. Throw in some fun humor to help us forgive the dreadful acting, supported by a strong score – save the odd intrusion of annoying and distracting guitar strains… and you have Van Helsing, a very-mixed offering.
The biggest disappointment is that Stephen Sommers is wasting so much time and money: he could be making classics – truly great films. But he has the qualities of his defects. The highlight: a Frankenstein worthy of Mary Shelley. In the end, even Stephen Sommers couldn't kill this Frankenstein. Thank you, Shuler Hensley.
"Van Helsing" is a action pack movie about a monster killer who go though Europe killing aal those bad monsters. by his side is Kate Beckingsale who swings a mean German accent. The film protrayal Europe as either cold or rainy. But, I like the European Building that sticks out the night sky. I like the music score too.
Outlandish story and lame script. Good effects, but that plus 25 cents gets you a really cheap cut of coffee.
Just barely makes a good. A decent movie, not bad, but nothing great. Probably worth seeing on the big screen if you go for the cheap matinee. Though seeing it on the big screen did highlight some of the lacking special effects and average quality CGI.
You have Wolverine and Faramir fighting monsters that include an annoying Dracula and with three even more annoying wives. But despite that, there are some good moments that push the movie, just barely, into the realm of "Good."
The acting was cheesy and the movie felt long (2:40). For a little perspective on the entertainment values, the most amusing scene was seeing Mr. Hyde's (Jekyll/Hyde) butt crack as he pulled up his pants!
The monsters were fun. I did enjoy the special effects of man becoming monster.
Worst movie I have ever seen !
Try to remember it's only a movie and have fun watching it. Lots of action and a bit of humor. Definitely not boring and make sure you see it on the bit screen.
A fantastic adventure film! It's a nice homage to the horror films of the past! Great special effects, and what an awesome score to go with the movie! Why the critics are panning this movie, I have no idea. It's a fun fantasy film, let your imagination take control for a while!