Van Helsing Review
Written by: Meh
Van Helsing is what it is. Its a commercial horror movie. And by that I mean its a big studio film with no horror at all. Its action packed, very little thought or development and this one actually drags on pointlessly looking for some kind of climax.
Set in the late 19th century, monster hunter Dr. Gabriel Van Helsing (Jackman) is summoned to a mysterious land in East Europe to vanquish evil forces... evil forces with names like Count Dracula (Roxburgh), the Wolf Man (Kemp), and Frankenstein's Monster (Hensley).
Assisting him once he gets there is Anna (Beckinsale), the heir of a long-running family committed to hunting down and destroying Dracula.
This movie somewhat reminded me of League Of Extroardinary Gentleman which starred Sean Connery. An interesting premise of a movie with a semi big star to bring in an audience. This is what Van Helsing is in a nut shell. It does have its highlights, with some great fights with various monters and boogedy men.. err cgi creatures. But if you are looking for an indepth plot with lots of character this one is not for you. if You liked the League you will dig this movie. Although its not horrible it is anything from stellar.