Guillermo del Toro's Van Helsing

When's comic con? I really want him to do At The Mountains of Madness. He's played tease long enough.
 
I hope his next movie is either Hellboy III or At the Mountains of Madness. I really want both but I guess Hellboy III should come first since Ron Perlman is getting old.
 
Why can't Del Toro do AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS instead of this?
 
Why can't Del Toro just do something? Anything? I don't care what he does. Just bloody do something.
 
As a fan of the character of VH, I'm looking forward to Del Toro doing him justice after the Sommers ****fest.

Man, even now I'm still reeling from the dissappointment of that movie. Just how the hell does someone fail when given full licence to use the iconic Universal monsters?
 
As a fan of the character of VH, I'm looking forward to Del Toro doing him justice after the Sommers ****fest.

Man, even now I'm still reeling from the dissappointment of that movie. Just how the hell does someone fail when given full licence to use the iconic Universal monsters?

Ha, me too man. I honestly believe it no-one else could make it so bad if they tried. It defies logic how you have such a cool concept, two great leads, a huge budget and free reign with loads of iconic imagery....and yet it's such a boring, limp, bloated, stupid CGI fest. Van Helsing is truly an awful movie. Worse even than the Mummy movies.

As soon as I saw the trailer for Solomon Kane, I thought, as no doubt many did, "That's what Van Helsing should have been like."

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I hold bitter resentment for people like Sommers. There are thousands of actors, writers, and directors out there with great talent, but never get noticed. Whereas hacks with no discernible talent are thrown millions of dollars to produce acts of cinematic rape.


That's pretty much exactly how I feel too. I remember being shocked and pissed with how Van Helsing began. It made a mockery of the classic films, which just put me in a bad mood for the rest of the film. Too bad the rest of it is even worse than that opening scene.
 
Del Toro is crazy, too many films on the plate. Drood, Pinocchio, Slaughterhouse 5, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll & Hyde, Van Helsing, The Haunted Mansion, Hellboy III, and Mt of Madness.

He's going to make them all? Sure!

But as for Van Helsing, Sir Anthony Hopkins was the perfect mold imo. A professor, english gentleman, and a badass vampire hunter.
 
Del Toro is crazy, too many films on the plate. Drood, Pinocchio, Slaughterhouse 5, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll & Hyde, Van Helsing, The Haunted Mansion, Hellboy III, and Mt of Madness.

He's going to make them all? Sure!

But as for Van Helsing, Sir Anthony Hopkins was the perfect mold imo. A professor, english gentleman, and a badass vampire hunter.

English gentleman? His character was pretty crude in that film. :hehe:
 
But as for Van Helsing, Sir Anthony Hopkins was the perfect mold imo. A professor, english gentleman, and a badass vampire hunter.

?:huh:? He was playing a Dutchman.

Hopkins is english, but Van Helsing is supposed to be Dutch.
 
?:huh:? He was playing a Dutchman.

Hopkins is english, but Van Helsing is supposed to be Dutch.

Didnt remember that in the book but its been years since i read it. Peter Cusing, Anthony Hopkins, and Edward Van Sloan all used English accents. Who knows what Wolverine was doing.:confused:
 
Hopkins didn't use an English accent, it sounded more German to me.
 
Oh I see. But that doesnt automatically mean the character is dutch, could just be his ancestry. I just looked it up and the only thing telling us about Van Helsings origin is that in the book he speaks German throughout.

But it is also worth noting that Hugh jackman was not the same character as in the books, book character is Abraham Van Helsing and Jackman was Garbriel Van Helsing.
 
Oh I see. But that doesnt automatically mean the character is dutch, could just be his ancestry. I just looked it up and the only thing telling us about Van Helsings origin is that in the book he speaks German throughout.

But it is also worth noting that Hugh jackman was not the same character as in the books, book character is Abraham Van Helsing and Jackman was Garbriel Van Helsing.

Jesus...

Van Helsing is Dutch. Period. We are talking about the real Van Helsing from Bram Stoker's book, not the ****** Sommers/Jackman version they vomited to the screen.
 
On a sort of related note, it's interesting that the Hellboy movies kind of parallel the Stephen Somers movies that were released at around the same time. You know, like Hellboy's "The Right Hand of Doom" and Van Helsing was "The Left Hand of God," and both were paranormal investigators. And Hellboy 2 and Mummy 3 (though that one wasn't actually directed by Somers) both had similar plots, each with a villain who was trying to resurrect his sleeping army. Not saying one ripped-off the other, just find it funny is all.
 

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