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  Abraham Van Helsing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Van Helsing is a Dutch doctor with a wide range of interests and accomplishments, partly attested by the string of letters that follows his name: "M.D. D.Ph.
In the novel, Van Helsing is called in by his former student, Dr. Seward, to assist with the mysterious illness of Lucy Westenra.
Helsing's friendship with Seward was based in part upon an unknown prior event in which Van Helsing suffered a grievous wound and Seward saved his life by sucking out the gangrene.
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 "Van Helsing" / a review and/or comments from Christian Spotlight on the Movies
Van Helsing is briefed on the Dracula situation and sent by his priestly dispatcher-along with a gadget-making friar named Carl (David Wenham)-to Transylvania, where he meets up with Anna and inevitably (1) saves her life and (2) teams up with her to fulfill her family’s quest to kill Dracula.
Van Helsing is the first “summer” movie of 2004, and as with many recent summer action films, it hits the ground running (there are no opening titles) and hardly pauses to breathe.
For instance, it becomes clear that Van Helsing is over 1800 years old, and he is referred to at one point as “the left hand of God.” That his name is Gabriel may be meant to suggest that he is an angel, although this is never clearly stated.
www.christiananswers.net /spotlight/movies/2004/vanhelsing2004.html   (4782 words)

  
 Filmtracks: Van Helsing (Alan Silvestri)
To leave the Van Helsing score by simply stating that it is exceedingly noisy would be unfair to the merits of the score, but it is indeed very, very noisy.
The primary Van Helsing theme is a worthy one for a dark hero, although it only graces the score in full during the "Burn it Down!" and "Final Battle" cues, with sporadic, smaller performances a few places in between.
Silvestri's Van Helsing follows every guideline in the handbook for action score success, and with a strong execution of that writing by the ensembles, the score is highly recommended.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/van_helsing.html   (1017 words)

  
 Top Box Office Movies - Van Helsing
Basically, Van Helsing is all atmospheric and relentlessly sketchy thus ignoring the real ingredient that stimulates a captivating creep show—promoting solid and imaginative storytelling worthy of genuinely shocking the system.
Van Helsing’s latest challenge is to head off for Transylvania where his mission involves tracking down the legendary fiend of all bloodsuckers, the Fanged One himself—Count Dracula (Richard Roxburgh).
However, Van Helsing won’t high-tail it to Transylvania alone as he enlists the assistance of a resilient and offbeat friar named Carl (David Wenham from Lord of the Rings) and contact Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale).
www.theworldjournal.com /special/movies/2004/vanhelsing.htm   (1096 words)

  
 Van Helsing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As an added incentive, Van Helsing is given a piece of parchment with Latin writing on it and a seal that bears the same symbol as the ring on his right hand, left by the Valerious clan's ancestor to the order for an unknown purpose.
Unfortunately for Van Helsing and Anna, they are too late to stop the experiment from starting, and it seems to have worked, as Dracula's brood come alive and flock with their mothers to the village for their first feeding.
Van Helsing does locate the Monster, but is unable to completely free it from his shackles before the experiment goes through, successfully revitalizing Dracula's brood to life before the creature is flung off the pedestal he was shackled to by a lightning bolt.
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 Van Helsing (2004): Reviews
Gabriel Van Helsing (Jackman) is a man cursed with a past he cannot recall and driven by a mission he cannot deny.
Van Helsing is simply far too much of a good thing, and although Hensley's Frankenstein Monster comes off better than anyone else, the film suffers from some truly inane dialogue and pacing that will likely cause tachycardia in members of the audience old enough to recall who Dwight Frye was.
Van Helsing, a fusion of eye candy and brain sputter, is a long, kinetic, yet dreary mess.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/vanhelsing   (1411 words)

  
 GamingWorld X - Van Helsing Review
Whether or not you like the film, Van Helsing the game is a fairly fun, if not derivative, title that captures the gothic essence of its subject matter pretty decently.
It’s just too bad that the very games that Van Helsing attempts to mimic are better games, and it’s for this reason that Van Helsing’s license will have to carry it in the end.
Van Helsing is a decent game, but it won’t hold your attention for long.
www.gamingworldx.com /ps2/VanHelsing.shtml   (737 words)

  
 Van Helsing (2004) - A Hollywood Jesus Movie Review
Van Helsing is a hero who’s faith is important and not since Wes Craven’s Dracula 2000 has a movie with monsters had so many spiritual references and twists.
Dracula is often viewed as a son of Satan and that is the perspective taken in Van Helsing.
Van Helsing is called upon by the church to travel to Transylvania to take care of Dracula who has been terrorizing the city along with one of his new slaves, The Werewolf.
www.hollywoodjesus.com /van_helsing.htm   (1944 words)

  
 Van Helsing
The premise to Van Helsing sure seemed interesting a few months ago when I first saw the first marketing ads but after sitting through Van Helsing it is safe to say that there is not much of a movie here.
Jackman fails to stir up any interesting character development behind Van Helsing as all we really find out about our lead character is that he is a legendary monster hunter with a secret past.
The bottom line behind Van Helsing is that it is a big flop that does not deliver as a popcorn summer movie, it should not of been made and must be avoided.
www.angelfire.com /ultra/tommy1/van_helsing.htm   (468 words)

  
 Van Helsing First Look - Xbox News at GameSpot
Van Helsing's story will weave in and out of the movie's narrative by fleshing out story elements touched on in the film.
Van Helsing's gameplay follows a linear mission-based structure that relies heavily on well-known third-person action elements, such as those found in Capcom's original Devil May Cry.
Van Helsing is currently slated to ship for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox this May. Look for more on the game in the coming months.
www.gamespot.com /xbox/action/vanhelsing/preview_6087287.html   (942 words)

  
 Latino Review
"Van Helsing's" opening fl and white sequence is more like an insult to those films in which we see Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein give birth to the monster (Shuler Hensley) that would also bear his name.
Van Helsing is the greatest warrior of a secret religious society, equipped with fascinating weapons (that in no way could have existed in the 19th century), but missing is the memory of his origins.
Soon Anna discovers that her brother is alive and has been infected with the curse of the werewolf, which will cause him to rip off his human skin at the full moon and turn into a CGI creature that looks no scarier than the Taco Bell Chihuahua.
www.latinoreview.com /films_2004/universal/vanhelsing/review.html   (2708 words)

  
 Van Helsing
Van Helsing was the idea of Stephen Sommers, the man behind The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.
Also along for the ride is Van Helsing's dopey assistant Carl (a thoroughly emasculated David Wenham, Return of the King, The Bank).
Van Helsing is one gloried b-movie, with lots of extra money for mind-numbing special effects.
www.haro-online.com /movies/van_helsing.html   (685 words)

  
 Van Helsing (2004)
Van Helsing gets sent to Transylvania to help them, and the amnesiac also may find some hints as to his own mysterious past.
Van Helsing manages to slay one of them, an act we might think would please the residents.
Van Helsing began with a fl and white sequence, and based on the movie’s palette, it might as well have stayed that way.
www.dvdmg.com /vanhelsing.shtml   (2553 words)

  
 Van Helsing Preview (Xbox)
Van Helsing’s rebirth (originally a 1930’s Bram Stoker creation) was inspired by some of the great monster movies of the past, you know, the ones starring the big three: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., and Bela Lugosi.
Van Helsing’s combat system uses a mixture of projectile and close-quarters weaponry to battle the waves and waves of creepy enemies.
Van Helsing also has special aerial attacks and a few defensive moves which add to the complexity of the combat system.
previews.teamxbox.com /xbox/714/Van-Helsing/p1   (757 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Van Helsing at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Van Helsing, who was raised by wolves… oh wait, no he was raised by a very secret society of priests that have an even more secret base of operations directly below Vatican City, has grown up with the knowledge that he...
Van Helsing is one of those movies, as it takes its audience for a ride of nonstop sequences...
Van Helsing was the flavor of the week, and I was again whisked away to a more familiar place as the lights went down and the moon went up.
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 Van Helsing Review - PlayStation 2
Van Helsing, the movie that looked like a potential blockbuster that deserved to surpass the $100 million mark, turned out to be a goofy, over-the-top disappointment.
Van Helsing will come across a useful gattling gun, a gun-powered crossbow, and the lightning gun he used in the film.
Van Helsing's story mimics the film (complete with voice-overs from Hugh Jackman; no new dialogue was used, so all of the voice tracks were taken directly from the film).
ps2.gamezone.com /gzreviews/r23085.htm   (1403 words)

  
 ToTheGame - Van Helsing (XBOX) - Previews, Reviews, Interviews, Screenshots, Cheats
For Van Helsing, we’ve worked closely with the filmmakers meeting regularly to discuss and review progress on the game and to make certain we were in line with Stephen Sommers’ vision for the film.
A: Van Helsing is a character that we’ve seen before but have never really been privy to how he fits within the world of Dracula.
In terms of the game the gunplay and Van Helsing’s ability to roll, flip, slide on his back and execute a host of other moves while continuing to blast monsters is a lot of fun.
www.tothegame.com /interview.asp?id=14   (1321 words)

  
 Van Helsing
In Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, the aging Abraham Van Helsing is "a professor of the healing craft," in the words of one character -- "a philosopher and a metaphysician, and one of the most advanced scientists of his day."
But in the movie, Van Helsing is a combination Batman, Hellboy and Victorian-era James Bond, with the Catholic Church subbing for the Secret Service.
Van Helsing joins forces with the unfortunately named Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale), a vampire hunter who has been waging her own fight against Dracula.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/ent/movies/reviews/2554126.html   (709 words)

  
 van helsing
The best thing Van Helsing has done for the classic Universal monster movies was to inspire the studio to re-issue the old Dracula, Frankenstein, and Wolf Man DVDs.
Van Helsing himself, played by Jackman without an ounce of fun or awareness that the movie is ludicrous, is an efficient avatar of carnage, scowling as he sends vampires to Hell.
The problem with Van Helsing isn't that it's a dumb monster party compiling Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and the Wolf Man; it's that it isn't that movie.
www.angelfire.com /movies/oc/vanhelsing.html   (540 words)

  
 Van Helsing - Movie Review by Faizan Rashid - TEN Movies
If there is one thing proven by 'Van Helsing', Universal's big budget adventure movie, it is that appending the number of popular figures in a movie, does not necessarily equate to an escalation in its resulting quality or entertainment value, something which viewers learned with last years campy but fun LXG.
Helsing is sent here by the order of the church, for which he performs the nasty bidding of creature hunting.
As a movie, Van Helsing is closer in tone and feel to 'The Mummy returns' in its overuse and reliance on effects and noise to do the talking.
movies.theemiratesnetwork.com /reviews.php?id=1077   (588 words)

  
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 Amazon.co.uk: Van Helsing (PS2): PC & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Van Helsing is clearly a movie that was made with a video-game version in mind.
Van Helsing takes you hunting for Dracula, The Wolfman And Frankensteins monster in Translyvannia.If you have been to see the film then you'll love the game and you have loads of weapons to fight with like a gattling gun and tojo blades and of course van Helsings grappling hook.
Van Hellsing tries to follow in the glory of titles in the legacy of cain series, although not in the same manner.
www.amazon.co.uk /VU-Games-Van-Helsing-PS2/dp/B00013883C   (1476 words)

  
 Van Helsing Movie Review - Van Helsing Movie Trailer - The Boston Globe
No, ''Van Helsing'' is based on the Universal Pictures marketing department's tumescent desire to re-imprint its brands onto the minds of a new generation.
The sad thing is that ''Van Helsing'' starts off with a stylish fl-and-white bang that bows low to the Universal horror films of the '30s and '40s.
For most of its running time, ''Van Helsing'' is one excruciatingly loud set piece of CGI hooey after another, and when a character or a plot twist does manage to make you laugh, you're not sure whether it's camp or ineptitude.
www.boston.com /movies/display?display=movie&id=5690   (674 words)

  
 Van Helsing
Van Helsing actually one-ups the Bond series by taking Q along for the ride (in this case a sidekick monk who milks the fact that he’s really only a friar to his strategic advantage, especially with the ladies).
Directed by Stephen Sommers with the same amount of subtlety and panache he brought to The Mummy franchise, Van Helsing is loud, distracting, riddled with special effects, and not nearly as interesting as it might have been (is the good doctor an M.D. or a Ph.D., for example?).
Van Helsing offers a few intentional laughs along with the unintentional ones but otherwise the film seems impaled on its own endless plot points—winged Valkyries attack and attack, swooping down and carrying off hapless villagers (and a cow!) while our buff crusader empties his magazine into the Transylvania skies over and over again.
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 Professor Abraham van Helsing, the famous vampire-hunter
Van Helsing from Amsterdam, specialist for obscure diseases, an intellectual, progressive scientist who uses religious symbols to defeat his unusual enemy.
The first movie Van Helsing was Edward Van Sloan (1882-1964) at the side of Bela Lugosi in "Dracula" (1930) and six years later in "Dracula`s Daughter" (1936).
After Peter Cushing the role of Van Helsing was played by Sir Laurence Olivier in Universal`s "Dracula" (1978) and by Anthony Hopkins in Coppola`s "Bram Stoker`s Dracula" (1992).
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 Van Helsing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
"Van Helsing" reminds you of the NBA All-Star Game, where basketball superstars take turns scoring with flashy three-pointers or slam-dunks, no one plays defense, and coaches rotate players in and out of the game so fans can see the entire rosters.
"Van Helsing" is, of course, an all-star monster mash featuring Universal's prized horror-film megastars of the '30s and '40s -- Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolf Man and -- for good measure, though strictly speaking he was originally a Paramount monster -- Mr.
Van Helsing and Anna rescue Frankenstein's Monster, leading to a chase involving two six-horse coaches with Van Helsing thrown and landing in between two horses.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000501124   (872 words)

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