Saw this with my friend Carolyn at the drive in last saturday.
*Gorgeous* visuals in almost every shot. Very dark, lots of streaming light and fog and cool cgi for the monsters. The movie doesnt take itself seriously at all, so the plot is kinda schlocky, and it isnt the least bit scary.
Hugh Jackman is *hawt* as Van Helsing, and Kate Beckinsale.. well.. yum
Dracula was a little froo-froo for my taste. He had the gothy ponytail bit going on, but without the edge. I could see him as an interior designer for the undead.
Overall I give the film an 8 out of 10. I wouldnt pay full price or buy a collectors set, but I’d pick it up on sale.
We also saw Mean Girls. Not so much good. I would have enjoyed it more when I was fourteen. Maybe.