Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 2000. Dimension Films, Neo Art & Logic, Wes Craven Films, Carfax Productions Ltd.. Story by Joel Soisson, Patrick Lussier, Screenplay by Joel Soisson. Cinematography by Peter Pau. Produced by W.K. Border, Joel Soisson. Music by Marco Beltrami. Production Design by Carol Spier. Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg. Film Editing by Peter Devaney Flanagan, Patrick Lussier.
Silly but fun update of the Bram Stoker classic that has Van Helsing (Christopher Plummer) chasing the famous bloodsucker through the modern streets of New York. Some scenes are pretty scary, but the film is dampened by the ineffective performance of Gerard Butler in the lead as the least scary Dracula since Leslie Nielsen, and some lead-heavy pacing by the director that extends the film’s first third way beyond what is necessary. Jennifer Esposito is stunning in a supporting role, and Plummer is appropriately hammy for this low-grade horror pic.