Perfect Creature (2006)

Perfect Creature is set in a noirish, semi-dystopian steam-punk world in which the balance between humans and vampires is threatened by a rogue element.

The films “external elements” (acting, sets, props, etc.) are all either good or great, but successes in world-building and atmosphere cannot wholly overcome the fact that the story falls a bit flat. […]

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The Little Vampire (2000)

Based on the famous book franchise of the same name, The Little Vampire is a children’s film of middling quality. Although there are little to no major missteps in this film, it somehow fails to rise above mediocrity. And for a film in which so much is happening, it feels surprisingly unengaging. […]

Van Helsing (2004)

Kate Beckinsale moonlighting in a non-Underworld blockbuster and Hugh Jackman taking time off from playing Wolverine – casting-wise the film certainly didn’t do anything wrong.
What causes Van Helsing to end up being a pretty mediocre film are the writing and the pacing. Still, the film is not as bad as many reviews might have caused you to believe. […]