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19 February 2008 @ 08:44 pm
 
I will never again wonder, "what would it be like if they made a bad old-style B-movie with modern computer graphics?" I will never wonder it again because I have now seen Van Helsing.

It's very sad how they cast the role of Dracula. I truly think that given the script and overacting, Leslie Nielsen was robbed. Yes, yes, he already played Dracula in "Dead and Loving It". Ignore that.
 
 
 
Miss Emeliamiss_emelia on February 20th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
Aw come on - Gary Oldman rocked in a totally over the top grotesque way. I loved the bit where he falls back almost into the fire and slurps the blood off his fingers. When Rick and I went to see this movie in theater, we laughed through the whole thing. Funniest damn thing I saw that year. But if you think you're going to watch a serious horror/action flick, it would be really disappointing. If you think you're watching an intentionally funny homage to B-movie horror flicks, it rocks.
Noahangelbob on February 20th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
It was actually Richard Roxburgh, or so claims IMDB. I didn't *think* that looked like Gary Oldman.
Miss Emeliamiss_emelia on February 20th, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
Wow! You're right. But that works too. He was the Count in Moulin Rouge. He's got overacting down to a science (although I did really like his relatively subtle portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the BBC Hound of the Baskervilles).