21 May 2004

Review: Van Helsing (2/5)

This is going to be short.

I need to come up with a new phrase for movies that, although not good, are distracting enough to be inoffensive. Movies that don't shoot very high and attain their goal. Movies that should get a thumbs-sideways. Movies that are value agnostic.

Whenever I come up with that phrase, I will use it for Van Helsing.

The only complaint: beware of the Lifetime Television For Women ending. It comes out of nowhere and is incredibly bad. All of the story has resolved itself, but the cinematography of the last couple of minutes is ... well, just weird and sappy.

[ posted by sstrader on 21 May 2004 at 5:10:50 PM in Cinema ]