Van Helsing

2006-03-30 12:26

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

Hugh Jackman goes vampire hunting in this manic, CGI clogged roller coaster ride of a movie. Expect some passing thrills, but don't expect to remember anything the next day.

Sanette Groenewald 2004/05/07 7:58 AM
I can't wait to see it! Hugh Jackman is SOOOO handsome - I have booked tickets already for tonight and I can't wait! X-Men
Pat 2004/05/09 10:46 AM
Van Helsing This movie was absolute fun - like a Raiders of the Lost Ark with vampires. A group of us went and we all found it highly entertaining Absolutely!!
Brandon 2004/05/10 2:21 PM
Van halsing this was a graert but scary movie
Alison 2004/05/13 7:20 PM
Van Helsing Excellent. Hugh Jackman does not disappoint and far superior and darker than 'The Mummy'. He would make a credible James Bond.
jjd 2004/05/17 7:15 PM
good entertainment x-men3
Vidette 2004/05/19 11:52 AM
Van Helsing This was an excellent movie to watch but with someone to share the experience with. Scary rating 0 there is nothing scary just alot of suspense. Recommended.
shlups 2004/05/19 8:50 PM
van Helsing Good entertainment, don't watch if you're hoping to be scared or see loads of blood. Just simple fun and worth the effort. Basic, ith Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta...on video
KEVIN HOFF 2004/06/01 8:30 PM
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