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Van Helsing (2004)

24 Ratings: 2.0
A movie directed by Stephen Sommers

Like a roller coaster ready to fly off its rails,Van Helsingrockets to maximum velocity and never slows down. Having earned blockbuster clout withThe MummyandThe Mummy Returns, writer-director Stephen Sommers once again plunders Universal's monster … see full wiki

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Director: Stephen Sommers
4 reviews about Van Helsing (2004)
review by . May 09, 2006
Obviously this movie got mixed reviews. Either viewers loved or hated it. I cannot understand the hate.     First of all, this was a typical Stephen Sommers film - you take a film classic and remake it with sarcasm, better effects, and you poke fun at the campiness of it all. Apparently some people were expecting something more Gothic, or serious, or historically accurate. Well, guess what? That has been done to death - no pun intended. What Sommers does here is far more entertaining: …
review by . October 25, 2004
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"Van Helsing" hasn't got the best special effects in the world. Sure, it has a ton of effects in it, but none of them are that special to watch. In fact, many of them are pretty fake-looking. But that only adds to the charm of this movie if you ask me. This is supposed to be an homage to the monster movies of the past, and I think that "Van Helsing" manages to capture the essence of those flicks pretty well. First of all, consider that the special effects in movies such as "Dracula" and "The Wolfman" …
review by . October 21, 2004
Even though I enjoyed the Mummy (2 more than 1), I expected more than I got from this flick. The stars are capable and engaging.   The dialog is a little over campy at times for a "serious" vampire movie, but on the whole moves along briskly if you ignore the fact that it is hopelessly modern for the 1887 setting. Likewise, the techno gadgetry is an engaging tip of the hat to the Bond flicks, but "nitro" glycerine had been invented long before this date, and we have a "gas powered crossbow …
review by . May 06, 2004
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Pros: Good FX     Cons: Bad story, dull acting, and bad lines.     The Bottom Line: A good idea gone horribly wrong.     Across Europe in the late 1880’s Van Helsing is name uttered with respect and fear. To some, Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman), is a saint who does the bidding of the church. To others he is a murderer and as such is a wanted man in many nations.      As a knight for a secret order based in the Vatican, …
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