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Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Van Helsing
How can I say this gently?

Van Helsing was, well, uh, well, Van Helsing sucked. But what do you expect really from the same guy who brought us The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and Deep Rising?

I mean, awful plot development, terrible dialogue and unrealistic backdrops and set designs. But since Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale and David Wenham were all in this movie, I was ready to forgive this guy for ruining, I mean, doing the movie.

But no. He had to ruin it by adding a "love story" to the whole equation. And what was the result? An ending oozing with so much cheese. Omigoodness. I mean, despite all its flaws, I was having a good time. But the ending really ruined it for me. I was so frustrated that when they showed the last part, I just laughed out loud. While everyone else was shedding a tear or two or just silently watching, I was laughing out loud. My sister tried to shush me but it just made me laugh out louder. And pretty soon, my sister and brother (who watched the movie with me) were laughing out loud, too!

But at least the movie had one redeeming factor, the fact that they got Hugh Jackman for the role of Van Helsing because I believe that the role was tailor-made for him. I cannot imagine anyone else playing the part.

I don't really know if I'd recommend the movie because of this. But hey wait a minute! What am I thinking? Wait for the video.

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