Gabriel Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) is a man cursed with a past he cannot recall and driven by a mission he cannot deny. Charged by a secret organization to seek out and defeat evil the world over, his efforts to rid the world of its nightmarish creatures have been rewarded with the title that now follows him: murderer. Van Helsing roams the globe as an outcast, hunted by those who don't understand the true nature of his calling.
Dispatched to shadowy Transylvania, Van Helsing finds a land still mired in its past, where legendary creatures of darkness still stalk the night. This land ruled over by the seductive and invulnerable vampire, Count Dracula (Richard Roxburgh).
Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale) is one of the last of a powerful royal family, now nearly annihilated by Dracula. A fearless hunter in her own right, Anna is bent on avenging her ancestors and ending an ancient curse by killing the vampire.
Joined by a common foe, Van Helsing and Anna set out to destroy Dracula along with his empire of fear. But in challenging an enemy who never dies, Van Helsing uncovers a secret he never imagined and comes face-to-face with the unresolved mysteries of his own past.
What the critics are saying:
"...a videogame-style conveyor-belt of action-adventure set-pieces, its players barely given time to breathe before being plunged into the next confrontation."- Nev Pierce, BBCi Film"The epitome of everything that's wrong with $150 million B-movies."- Rob Blackwelder, Splicedwire"...seems far more contrived than plausible, but the sense of evil overkill is entirely representative of the picture itself, which repeatedly looks ready to blow all its fuses due to sensory overload."- Todd McCarthy, Variety
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