as noted in JPX's review from 2005. I'm also in agreement with Landshark in his '08 review that it feels like you need to do some homework beforehand (or while watching the Lugosi classic) to get the cinematic context needed to appreciate this one. There is a fascinating history to the process of making the movie as well as histories of the character actors themselves if you listen to the commentary (which I'm actually doing right now while writing this review).
|Van Helsing, not portrayed here by Hugh Jackman (dangit!)|