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Stupid, but tons of Fun!
on October 31, 2015
Okay, where to start? (Sign.....) They didn't think that the audience would notice something familiar about the storyline, but I sure as heck did. It's Wolverine caught up in the middle of a monster mash which was created by Universal's legacy! The title character was originally a scientist, and one of the most brilliant men ever created by Bram Stroker, but the idea of changing his name, and turning him into an Indiana Jones ass kicker is too silly for his own good. To Hugh Jackman's credit, he pulls it off, and makes us holler and cheer for him!
For the story, a knight from the holy order in the dark ages was vowed to never stop (his family), until Count Dracula is vanquished from the face of the earth. Dracula needs the Frankenstein Monster, in the meantime, to give life to his children, so that they can create more vampires, and wipe out mankind. Doesn't this feel like it was written by a kindergartner or what!?
For the characters, all the ladies are pretty hot! Kate Beckinsale makes a bad Romanian accent, but is a serviceable sexy badass. Richard Roxberaugh is "meh" as Dracula, he tries to be menacing despite the films goofy factor, but is cool as a gargoyle/bat. David Wenham as Helsing's sidekick Carl the Fry is enjoyable to watch no matter how silly he is. The brides of Dracula, Marishka, Alera, and Verona, are some of the hottest women whom I've ever seen up until that time, but oh man, do they mail in their performances or what!? It felt like a live action cartoon, because that's basically the whole film! At least the warewolf transformation scenes were tight, and the final battle between the count and our hero were sweet! Some of the effects look dated, but that isn't too distracting. So in the end, this movie is worth checking out again! Just don't expect it to be anything serious!