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. […]
A Twilight parody that is at times amusing, but still entirely unnecessary. […]
The second half of the Breaking Dawn story concludes the 5-film run of the Twilight franchise.
Breaking Dawn, Part 2 is in many ways more interesting than Part 1, but it still feels rather weak. […]
As the story of Bella moves towards its finale, the franchise’s weaknesses accumulate. With Breaking Dawn, Part 1 being weaker than the previous Twilight films, the plot is often treading water, making this one of those films in serious need of a fast-forward button. […]
“Doesn’t he own a shirt?”
The third film in the franchise picks up where the second left off and carries the story onwards to the two-part finale. There is little that can be said about this film. It is neither particularly good nor particularly bad. But at least there are some memorable lines and scenes – things this franchise generally has very little of. […]
The first prequel to Twilight sets up the love-triangle this franchise is notorious for; and it throws werewolves into the mix.
The plot is a bit thin and disjointed, which makes this film slightly weaker than its predecessor. […]
The first two seasons of this enjoyable BBC show are light and comedic in tone, and hence are – unlike the later seasons – suitable even for younger children. The highlight of these seasons is the performance of Keith-Lee Castle as an out-of-touch vampire father. […]
The fourth film in the franchise offers a new angle, but misses many opportunities. Neglecting the writing in favour of the action, the team delivers a film that feels at least mildly unsatisfying. […]
A short animated piece that is of little interest and of no consequence for the Underworld franchise. […]
A sequel that feels more like a tacked-on coda than a film in its own right, Underworld: Evolution suffers from the introduction of new characters and the subsequent retconning. Not necessarily a bad film, but no match for the first one. […]