Ok it’s official. I’m excited about seeing Van Helsing. I’m not saying the trailer is fantastic, but come on! Who doesn’t want to see Wolverine√¢‚Ç¨¬¶ er√¢‚Ç¨¬¶ I mean Hugh Jackman fighting Dracula, the Wolfman AND Frankenstein’s Monster? Ever since the first X-Man flick I’ve become a Jackman fan. I think I’ve liked every film he’s been in and thought he’s held his own VERY well while staring alongside some pretty big names (Swordfish, X-Men 1 & 2, Kate and Leopold, Someone Like You).
And now I shall expose my man parts. Co-staring in this film with Jackman is the stunningly attractive Kate Beckinsale, who was the very best thing going for Underworld. But instead of being a Vampire hunting Werewolves, this time she’s hunting Vampires and Werewolves. I think she’ll do well.
I’m not going to romanticize this film. I know it’s not going to win any Oscars or be “deep”. But it looks like a fun afternoon at the movies, which is all I’m asking it to do for me.
Here’s a quick little plot summary from the Internet Movie Database:
Set in the late 19th century, monster hunter Dr. Abraham Van Helsing (Jackman) is summoned to a mysterious land in East Europe to vanquish evil forces… evil forces with names like Count Dracula (Roxburgh), the Wolf Man (Kemp), and Frankenstein’s Monster (Hensley). Assisting him once he gets there is Anna (Beckinsale), the heir of a long-running family committed to hunting down and destroying Dracula. (Anaya, Colloca and Maran play Dracula’s brides; Wenham plays a friar, Carl, who escorts Van Helsing through the dangerous wilderness)
Go here to see the trailer