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#61 cynick

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 04:19 PM

As a more uselful reference, it's better than Underworld or the 2 Mummy flicks. But still a movie to rent but not buy.

At least the first Mummy film has a coherent plot and more rounded lead characters.

Finally got round to seeing it today after screening it for the past 2 weeks (too much going on to actually sit down and watch the films I'm showing sometimes :( ). All I can say is it was big, dumb fun. I wasn't expecting anything on the level of Gods & Monsters :wink:

Now that I have seen it, I can see a few potential plots for sequels. Mostly, just who exactly is Van Helsing? Dracula says VH murdered him centuries before and that he is 'the left hand of God'. Did I miss the explanation of this epithet? And VH says he remembers fighting the Romans at Masada (74AD). Was he taking the p*ss out of Karl, or was he telling the truth? He looks pretty good for a man pushing 1900 years old.

So once again, Hugh Jackman plays a man with a 'mysterious past which he can't remember'.
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#62 Fallingtower

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 04:29 PM

Maybe Wolverine is Van Helsing :idea:

Maybe only the 'Left Hand of God' could survive Adamantine inplantation?

How's that for a tie-in/crossover?

X-HELSING

or

Wolverine vs. Van Helsing

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#63 cynick

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 04:38 PM

I thought I saw a subtle reference to Wolverine during the final fight between Dracula and the lycanthropised VH. At one point VH flexes his claws (looking a little bit silvery to me) and gouges a nearby stone pillar with them.

Or am I just reading too much into this piece of CGI fluff?
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 05:14 PM

Well, Cynick, I thought the same thing so I think it's more than just coincidence.
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Posted 19 May 2004 - 05:23 PM

At one point VH flexes his claws (looking a little bit silvery to me) and gouges a nearby stone pillar with them.

Or am I just reading too much into this piece of CGI fluff?

Everyone that I know feels the same way about that scene.