Just got back from seeing Van Helsing.
Van Helsing starts with a village mob raiding the castle of Frankenstein with the aim of destroying him and his monster. This is done in black and white, with the traditional flaming torches and “We belong dead!” style dialogue. The film continues in the same vein for another few hours.
It’s a creature movie, absolutly traditional, every clich in the book, “Good going romp” style action movie with explosions, werewolves, last minute rescues and funny side-kicks. Switch off your brain for two hours, and enjoy.