Van Helsing - Nostalgia Critic

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Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode. The first 500 people to sign up will receive a 2 month free trial. Go to to start your trial today! With all these monsters together you'd think this'd be epic as Hell! Too bad we have to focus on Wolverine's hand-me-downs. The Nostalgia Critic reviews 2004’s Van Helsing. Support this week's charity - Nostalgiaween intro animation by Kritken - Nostalgiaween intro music by Jayhan - Van Helsing is a 2004 American horror film written and directed by Stephen Sommers. It stars Hugh Jackman as vigilante monster hunter Van Helsing, and Kate Beckinsale as Anna Valerious. The film is an homage and tribute to the Universal Horror Monster films from the 1930s and '40s. Go to our Store for Awesome Stuff - Get some Nostalgia Critic T-Shirts here - See more at our Site: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Like Doug on Facebook: The ONLY Official Youtube channel for the Nostalgia Critic and Channel Awesome. New Nostalgia Critic episodes every Wednesday at 5PM CST. New Top 5 Best/Worst every Tuesday at 5PM CST New Real Thoughts or 1st Viewing episodes every Thursday at 5PM CST. New Tamara's Never Seen every Friday at 5PM CST. Classic Nostalgia Critic episodes are uploaded after they are cleared. TV Show Vlogs are uploaded on an inconsistent schedule, so check the playlists. Same with Doug Reviews, Sibling Rivalry, and Bum Reviews.

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Alex Papas : I really unapologetically love this movie!

Dale Stoddard : I don't care what Nostalgia Critic says, Van Helsing was awesome.

SuperArmus : Kate Beckinsale is just damn hot.

Dicio : I still love Van Helsing. I really liked the nonchalant Dracula, every scene he was in was great as Critic himself said, he seemed to be having fun with the character. The soundtrack was banging and the universe created as this half fantasy, dark aged Europe was really good. The idea of all these famous monsters existing in the same world was also great. First medieval mashup "superhero" movie?

Integral Gamings : This movie is so incredibly underrated. Along with the old mummy movies as well. I honestly don't know why this didn't get any praise. The final fight was great and all the characters fit their roles very well. The story was easy to grasp and had enough detail to keep me interested. They could've started a great franchise from this. Having Van Helsing go on his many dark adventures with Carl, hunting down all sorts of monsters and maybe finding out a bit more about his past. What was it exactly that didn't allow this movie to prosper? And regardless, this will always be one of my favorites.

The Media Angel : “They called the monster ‘Frankenstein’! That’s like calling Link ‘Zelda’!” Well, you did call Billy the Puppet “Jigsaw”...

Sup Dawgy : This movie was good for what it was. It was meant to be a crazy, goofy action movie with cool creature design. Its a shame people didn't get it.

Intergalactic Human Empire : Movie: Named after Van Helsing, main character is Van Helsing, based on the story of Van Helsing. Nostalgia Critic: Why wasn't this all about the monsters?

Kira : This movie was ridiculous, but it was also campy, over the top fun and I love it for that. David Wenham was brilliant as Carl, and Richard Roxburgh's Dracula is my favourite simply because of the way he chews the scenery. Yes, Gary Oldman's Dracula was objectively better in every way, but few actors ever approach Gary Oldman in acting skills, and I will never not love the "I haff no heart!" line. Overall, this review seems unnecessarily spiteful towards Van Helsing, like you're just looking for reasons to complain about it and are determined not to enjoy it.

Mr strangled : Nostalgia critic likes hotel Transylvanian yet they call Frankenstein's monster Frankenstein the very thing he complains about in this film

It's Not Gay If It's Jesus : The movie is called Van Hellsing. Not Dracula vs Wolfman. This movie isn't great but it gives you what it sells.

Balthazzarr : I'm glad to see so many people in the comments liked this movie. I liked it too, and always felt it was underrated. It's not perfect but still a fun watch. The music in it was pretty damn good too. Also, say what you want about the movie, but it is undeniable that Kate Beckinsale looked damn good in it.

Sami Rhili : So basically (after reading the comments), everybody loved this movie. I loved it too.

Yenastuundepaspris55 : > ''Oh, you mean Frankenstein **'s** monster !'' -How to sound douchy in 5sec or less, our money guaranteed ! The god damn monster doesn't really have a name... If anything, being essentially Frankenstein's ''technical son'', he could be called Frankenstein Jr, or just Frankenstein if nothing else.

Frank Kastle : "It's Stephen Sommers playing with his dolls!" ROTFLMFAO!!! 😂

Red Phantom Wolf : Seriously love the opening for this year’s Nostalgiaween. May not have grown up with Beetlejuice but I did know of the opening

Karstens Creations : "All joking aside, this opening is pretty awesome. It's silly, but it's an over the top take on classic monster themes..." EXACTLY what I say to anyone piling hate on this goofy, FUN flick. I personally LOVED it. Fun ass and amusing review tho, either way.

Drake Ford : Really not your best work Critic. You're judging this movie based on what you want it to be, not what it's trying to be, and it's really damaging the quality of your own analysis. By no means is this movie perfect, but it at least knows what it is and leans into that identity. It's not a character drama, and it's not a monster movie. It's a popcorn action flick with some cheesy humor and monsters thrown in, and it's not bad at all when viewed through that lens. It's certainly no _Citizen Kane,_ but this review was far too harsh.

Митяй Воронцов : Yes, this movie is not perfect, but its not that bad

Hououin Kyouma : Van Hellsing.. is STILL one of my favourite movies of all I watch it at least twice a year lol.. I also rewatch Taken 4-5 times a eyar too

The Unholy Messiah : Van Helsing is honestly a guilty pleasure of mine. If I ever see it on the tv I'll stop and watch it in its entirety. I still love the line: "If you're going to kill someone then kill them, don't waste your time just talking about it!".

effluviah : I think the portrayal of the Frankenstein Monster in this movie is one of the best ever. I still get chills at his initial reveal scene.

Mike Warnke : She said “do you like to fly, anna”?

D.C. Dave : That red-haired harpy was one of the most amazingly beautiful women in this movie, next to Kate B. In her human form, of course.

Deep Atri : Van helsing was great because of vampire brides😀😍

Nicholas Tan : He said "Rest in Peace" in Italian but i appreciate the joke there. Good one.

Wiezymon : @13:43 "Do you understand forgiveness?" "Yes." "So you can forgive me when I kill him." Many folks don't realize that forgiveness is a two-way-street.

Ollie : So glad to see how many people genuinely unironically love this film, because so do I. I saw it for the first time when I was about 11-12 I think, and I got obsessed. It got me reading the books, watching the old classics, I have Boris and Bela tattooed on me because of this film. It made me want to write and direct, and I got into film school to realise that dream. This film means a lot to me. Yes it's dumb, yes there's plot holes, yes it doesn't always make sense (tbh I think a lot of it would make sense but I get the feeling the script got cut and someone forgot to rewrite certain scenes) but I love it so much!


Krazy lary : I loved the werewolf design in this film

Sakura CardCaptor : Oh critic how far will you fall?!

D.C. Dave : 21:48-29:58 ..."woman who suddenly realized there were killer dogs on the other side of that wall..." (Shrieking scream and dogs attacking) Lol!! My fave part of this vid so far 😀👍🏾👍🏾. I keep rewatching that part n keep on laughing! Great job N.C.!👍🏾😀👍🏾

Caleb Guice : If you want the good version of this movie, look for Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (the whole thing is on Youtube) or Netflix's Castlevania series

phoenixfirex : I give you... *VAN HALEN!*

SlavjanA : It's got problems, and you do make valid points. But, I'm with Roger Ebert on this one. "'Van Helsing' is silly and spectacular, and fun."

DBWW games : You really need to do a Spaceballs Nostalgia review.

Ashton M 1920 : I actually enjoyed this movie. It was so epic and the monsters looked so believable. People need to give this film a chance.

Hi how Are you : I feel personally attacked, van helsing was darn right awesome in my book

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Lizardnix : I unironically liked this movie.

Mordecai Eagle : I remember that the game they made out of this movie was pretty decent.

ValensBellator : Do people not like the Brendan Fraser Mummy anymore? I know the sequels weren't that great but I seem to recall everyone loving the first one.

bby snek : well, at least there's hugh jackman. never a downside looking at hugh jackman

Shawn Cawley : Carl is a North Germanic male name meaning "strong man" It is the first name of many Kings of Sweden including Carl XVI Gustaf.

TheQueenOfNightmare s : Egh, not the best film ever but ... I have to admit it's one of my guilty pleasures on Halloween

David Musselman : I believe Van Helsing said Rescueta In pace, or rest in peace in Italian.

Shawn Cawley : you know if pixar did this movie it wold be a lot better what makes me say that when critic said " Disney pixar action sequence"

Glasses&Mouthplates : Don't let the angry comments distract you from the many takes James had to do for that one scream in the Nostalgiaween intro.

Strange Dominus : I'm glad Doug have hired Dingo Pictures for his animation!