History YMMV / VanHelsing

9th Feb '16 9:31:26 PM Godzillawolf
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* WhatAnIdiot: All Dracula has to do to win is FLY AWAY from the last fight (he had plenty of chances to do that). Van Helsing will soon lose his individuality, Dracula will have a legion of his children to support him, game over. To add more insult when Van Helsing turns back to human form briefly Dracula just ''stands there talking'' until Van Helsing gets back his werewolf form and kills him.
** To be fair, he ''does'' try to fly away two times near the start of the fight. [[spoiler: He gets smashed into the floor and has one of his wings mangled by Van Helsing for his troubles.]]
6th Feb '16 11:44:17 PM CASCHero
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Brides. In any other story they'd just be nameless background characters that'd be killed off quickly. Here they're actually deadly minions with distinctive personalities, desires and backstories - well, aside from Marishka, who ''does'' get killed fairly early on - and give the heroes a run for their money. More often then not, they're what people remember most about the movie. Aleera is the EnsembleDarkhorse of the Brides herself. Many fans sought out more of Elena Anaya's films in her native Spain, after being introduced to her through this movie.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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The Brides. In any other story they'd just be nameless background characters that'd be killed off quickly. Here they're actually deadly minions with distinctive personalities, desires and backstories - well, aside from Marishka, who ''does'' get killed fairly early on - and give the heroes a run for their money. More often then not, they're what people remember most about the movie. Aleera is the EnsembleDarkhorse of the Brides herself. Many fans sought out more of Elena Anaya's films in her native Spain, after being introduced to her through this movie.movie.
** This version of Frankenstein's monster was likewise well received thanks to the actor's portrayal.
23rd Jan '16 9:57:27 PM KingClark
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* SoCoolItsAwesome:
** [[spoiler:Van Helsing as a werewolf was damned awesome.]]
** Also Frankenstein's atomic heart. Hell, just that ''phrase'' is so cool it's AGoodNameForARockBand.
** The Brides go OneWingedAngel to become harpy-like figures. The shot where Aleera and Verona jump off the balcony and transform just seals the deal.



** To be fair, he ''does'' try to fly away two times near the start of the fight. [[spoiler: He gets smashed into the floor and has one of his wings mangled by Van Helsing for his troubles.]]

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** To be fair, he ''does'' try to fly away two times near the start of the fight. [[spoiler: He gets smashed into the floor and has one of his wings mangled by Van Helsing for his troubles.]]]]
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26th Dec '15 8:57:58 AM fearlessnikki
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Brides. In any other story they'd just be nameless background characters that'd be killed off quickly. Here they're actually deadly minions with distinctive personalities, desires and backstories - well, aside from Marishka, who ''does'' get killed fairly early on - and give the heroes a run for their money. More often then not, they're what people remember most about the movie. Aleera is the EnsembleDarkhorse of the Brides herself.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Brides. In any other story they'd just be nameless background characters that'd be killed off quickly. Here they're actually deadly minions with distinctive personalities, desires and backstories - well, aside from Marishka, who ''does'' get killed fairly early on - and give the heroes a run for their money. More often then not, they're what people remember most about the movie. Aleera is the EnsembleDarkhorse of the Brides herself. Many fans sought out more of Elena Anaya's films in her native Spain, after being introduced to her through this movie.



* {{Narm}}: Velkan gives a spectacularly amusing "NEVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!" when yelling at Dracula. Dracula's response is...to start dancing with an invisible partner. Huh.

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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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Velkan gives a spectacularly amusing "NEVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!" when yelling at Dracula. Dracula's response is...to start dancing with an invisible partner. Huh.Huh.
** When he discovers his father's body, Velkan gives the weirdest BigNo ever - through clenched teeth for some reason. The result is hilarious.
** The extremely OTT reaction the Brides have at the beginning when the windmill with Frankenstein's creature blows up.



* NarmCharm: Dracula and Frankenstein's monster.

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* NarmCharm: NarmCharm:
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Dracula and Frankenstein's monster.monster. Plenty of scenes have them hamming it up, and it works.
** Marishka's cackling during the village attack. [[HamAndCheese You can tell her actress is having a ball]].



* SoCoolItsAwesome: [[spoiler:Van Helsing as a werewolf was damned awesome.]]

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* SoCoolItsAwesome: SpecialEffectFailure: The carriage jumping across the bridge unfortunately looks like very obvious CGI in a film with otherwise very good effects.
* SoCoolItsAwesome:
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[[spoiler:Van Helsing as a werewolf was damned awesome.]]



** The Brides go OneWingedAngel to become harpy-like figures. The shot where Aleera and Verona jump off the balcony and transform just seals the deal.



* SpiritualLicensee: This movie is essentially ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' with automatic crossbows instead of whips.
** HilariousInHindsight: TheReveal that Dracula is really a member of the same Valerious clan that fights him is similar to Dracula being a Belmont in the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' continuity, made later. [[spoiler:''That'' Dracula is even named Gabriel.]]
* {{Squick}}:
** Van Helsing digging through a vampire Egg Sack to see what the undead vampire-babies inside look like.
** Dracula is the son of Anna's ancestor, meaning they are related. How gross is the ballroom scene now?
*** Considering how distantly related they would be, it is fairly inconsequential.

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* SpiritualLicensee: This movie is essentially ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' with automatic crossbows instead of whips.
** HilariousInHindsight:
whips. TheReveal that Dracula is really a member of the same Valerious clan that fights him is similar to Dracula being a Belmont in the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' continuity, made later. [[spoiler:''That'' Dracula is even named Gabriel.]]
* {{Squick}}:
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{{Squick}}: Van Helsing digging through a vampire Egg Sack to see what the undead vampire-babies inside look like.
** Dracula is the son of Anna's ancestor, meaning they are related. How gross is the ballroom scene now?
*** Considering how distantly related they would be, it is fairly inconsequential.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The Brides' harpy forms still hold up quite well, pulled off with some state-of-the-art motion capture technique.
21st Dec '15 2:09:21 AM Adept
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* AwesomeMusic: AlanSilvestri's score. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBIHy37ggvw Here's a taste of the scoring sessions.]]

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* AwesomeMusic: AlanSilvestri's Creator/AlanSilvestri's score. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBIHy37ggvw Here's a taste of the scoring sessions.]]
27th Jun '15 11:47:42 PM worldbreaker
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* RomanticPlotTumor: The only purpose Anna had in the film was to be Van Helsing's love interest. Except there was no need for a Anna/Van Helsing romance. There wasn't even any build to even warrant the BigDamnKiss that they had.
27th Jun '15 11:47:42 PM worldbreaker
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27th Jun '15 11:45:16 PM worldbreaker
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* SoBadItsGood: As long as you don't take the movie too seriously.
27th Jun '15 11:45:16 PM worldbreaker
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14th Jun '15 10:14:13 PM TamLin
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The scene with the gravedigger after Velkan reappears. After a quick chat with Van Helsing, he goes to hit him over the head with a shovel - and is then quickly killed by the werewolf. Rather a lot of time and attention is devoted to such an insignificant character, who literally contributes nothing to the plot.
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