Monday, March 21, 2005

Van Helsing

Van Helsing seems like your typical vampire horror movie in the previews, but really there's a lot more to it. The plot is fluffy and barely there, so you can get pretty involved in the impossible action moves that are what hold this movie together.

I, normally hating any horror movie at all, braved the vampire scenes to realize, this movie isn't scary. The worst it has is the same as any other movie, people popping out where you don't expect them is pretty much as far as it goes.

The best thing about this movie is probably that it's more comedy than anything else, and most of it is accidental. One of the main characters, Carl, a friar who lives in the Vatican, will have you giggling the whole movie through. Half the movie is also cliched and cheesy, but that makes it worth seeing as well, with a romance subplot that goes from "What are you doing in my city" to "I love you, be careful."

But of course, what kind of action movie would this be without the beautful female co-star, who can jump through windows in stiletto heels and a corset and land on her feet every time, swing on a rope across huge gaps, and has an entire room in her castle devoted to weapons.

So lastly and finally I enjoyed this movie to no end. I can say that it is worth going to a theatre to see it, but beware of the speakers playing it RIDICULOUSLY loud. That in itself makes it worth renting it a lot more. The movie is rated PG-13 by the people who rate movies, and this time I'd have to agree, just for major violence, and men in scantily ripped clothing. In my own rating I give this movie

for all around good comedy!


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