Van Helsing ★★★ 2004 (PG-13)
Bram Stoker's title character takes on Frankenstein's monster, the Wolf Man and Count Dracula. Hollywood's macho “Indiana Jones meets James Bond” Van Helsing (Jackman) is a hightech bow and arrowslinging, creatureslaying hero who travels with sidekick Carl (Wenham), to Transylvania to kill the head vampire himself (Roxburgh). Sexy gypsy Anna (Beckinsale) turns up seeking to vanquish Dracula and lift a curse her family has suffered for centuries. With chase scenes, a masked ball, nonstop adventure, monsters galore, and a script that doesn't take itself too seriously, this f/x extravaganza will find something to appeal to everyone. 132m/C DVD, UMD, HD DVD . US CZ Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Shuler Hensley, Elena Anaya, Will(iam) Kemp, Kevin J. O'Connor, Alun Armstrong, Thomas (Tom) Fisher, Samuel West, Robbie Coltrane, Silvia Colloca, Josie Maran, Stephen H. Fisher; D: Stephen Sommers; W: Stephen Sommers; C: Allen Daviau; M: Alan Silvestri.