Written on: 31/12/2011 by Taylott (173 reviews written)
This movie isn't as bad as the critics and everybody seem to say it is. For me the special effects make the movie. The script, such that it is, unfortunately veers between cheesy one liners and brisk conversation. Dialogue is mostly confined to moving action forward, so has a "comic book" feel. Inventive plot points get overshadowed due to this approach. I will say that I was fairly impressed with this movie, since it was on such a low budget! It is not the greatest film in the World, but it… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/03/2007 by rds1 (1 review written)
When I first saw the trailers for this film I thought Van Helsing looked brilliant. From the trailers it looked like there would be amazing special effects and action sequences. Unfortunately, Van Helsing is completely devoid of these two things, along with a plot that makes any sense.
Also, films like this, in my opinion, need a really unique looking main actor to make the film a success. Look at Keanu Reeves in The Matrix, Jason Statham in The Transporter, Daniel Craig in Bond, Bruce Willis… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/09/2004 by rainbowmunky22 (1 review written)
Van Helsing - When I first saw previews for this movie, I just thought "Great, another unrealistic vampire movie". But after a while, I thought it might be interesting, and my sister and friend wanted to see it so we went. But, oh my god, the acting was horrible!! The Brides of Dracula were so terrible. So, all in all, I did not like the movie, basically because the acting was so unbelievable… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/08/2004 by jabronibasher (22 reviews written)
Van Helsing - The vampire-hating Dutchman is back for a rollercoaster ride of a film. Hugh Jackman fills the shoes of Gabrielle Van Helsing and does so pretty well in my opinion.
The opening sequence sees Helsing battle Mr. Hyde, and the sequence alone looked very promising as it thoroughly entertained us. Helsing later travels to Transylvania, and meets the not-so-lovely Anna Valerious, played by the lovely Kate Beckinsale. From then on, the dialogue gets cheesy and Beckinsale's… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/07/2004 by hurricane1112 (2 reviews written)
I think Van Helsing is one of my favourite for this year, and that it has been highly underrated! The action is amazing and you cannot take your eyes off the screen at any point. However, this wasn't a wholly action and fantasy movie, as the romantic side story unfolding between Kate Beckinsale's Anna Valerious and Hugh Jackman's Van Helsing was interesting too. Carl was a very different character to anything we have so far seen David Wenham play, and he made the transition from action hero in… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/07/2004 by MSpace (13 reviews written)
Van Helsing will strike fear into any sane movie-goer's heart. The movie is one incredible failure that should never have seen the inside of a cinema.
The premise is cheesey, but at least has potential for some light entertainment. The concept of bringing together a collection of famous, nay infamous, horror creatures for a piece of cheesey villainy could have been carried off so much better.
However, the complete lack of story-telling skill, the overwhelmingly tedious computer-generated… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/06/2004 by Harleycat (1 review written)
Van Helsing is one of the worst films I have seen in a long time. The trailers suggested it is a good movie but rarely have I wanted to leave the cinema. With bad acting from all parties and ludicrous scripts I would not recommend this to anyone. A waste of money and silly story lines.
Best actors were the one's who played the werewolves… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/05/2004 by 80smetal4ever (22 reviews written)
Well, Van Helsing sure had a lot of hype, that is for sure. The stars in this film are Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale. Hugh is best known as the "Wolverine" character in the films X Men and X Men 2. Kate is best known for her character in "Pearl Harbor", and the leather form fitting body suit that she wore in "Underworld". Speaking of leather, the trailers are out now for "Catwoman" starring Halley Barry - WOW, she looks good in that catsuit!
There must be something about Kate and her… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/05/2004 by radrob (1 review written)
It is difficult to put words on how bad Van Helsing was. Even the jalepeno belly burn seemed a welcome distraction from the pure awfulness of this movie. Every cliche is used, acting is dreadful, please don't go and watch such **** at the cinema… Read Full Review
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