Van Helsing is the worst movie of the summer!
Van Helsing is the best monster movie ever!
So Van Helsing is not a horror movie?
Well sort of. Van Helsing is a movie in which you must either like video games or just outrageous movie plots/actions to enjoy. The movie is just so crazy. The action just never dies down. If you blink you’ve probably missed something. This movie is 2 hours and 25 minutes so you’d think that the movie would lose it’s momentum at some point, but it never really does. The visuals in this movie are just spectacular especially the final fight scene. Easily the best sequence is that in the beginning with Frankenstein and his monster. The movie essentially makes up it’s own history for most of these characters to make the storyline work with itself, which it actually accomplishes. For a movie so jammed packed with different kinds of monsters it all fits together and it works. Definitely the coolest monster in the movie was Dracula and his three wives as they completely reinvented the look of a vampire. The only bad part in this movie was just the very end, which was very cheesy, but it’s nothing to bad (I won’t ruin it for you). Everyone in this movie was decent at acting. There was definitely a lot of comedy in this movie, something that the director is known for through his other movies like The Mummy. The score is won’t be one that you remember in 20 years compared to other adventure flicks such as Indiana Jones, but it does well for the movie.
Overall I recommend this film to anyone that likes monster movies and definitely anyone that can handle a movie based around so many CGI objects. If you’re expecting to be scared or spooked there is no reason to see this movie. It is a movie that is for pure fun and excitement.