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4.0 out of 5 stars
excellent prologue to an excellent film!, 18 May 2004
Van Helsing (the London Assignment) is an excellent cartoon! From the beautifully drawn backgrounds to the wonderful talents of the voice actors. (Hugh Jackman actually doing the voice of Van Helsing, as he did in the live action film, making it much more authentic when you watch) No detail has been overlooked to create this brilliant prologue to the new film.
The cartoon blends in perfectly as a prologue and really does gives the real atmospheric feeling of 19th Century London. Some parts will also leaving you in stitches at Van Helsing's witty remarks and when he gets his 'reward'. It definatly leaves you wanting to find out what happens after the end credits role.
As mentioned before, this is the animated prologue to the new Van Helsing film, which introduces us to the world of the famous vampire hunter. We are introduced to various characters that will appear in the film, and learn just what exactly Van Helsing does, as well as get an idea of how he moves, talks, acts and what weapons he enjoys using. We are introduced to the bumbling Carl, who provides the vampire hunter with all his gadgets as well as providing comic relief.
Lastly we also meet Dr. Jekyll and his alter ego, Mr. Hyde, and discover what sinister scheme they have in store for the Queen of England, and what it has to do with the murder of young women...
All in all, a very good film, though my only complaint is that it finishes just a little too soon (It is only 32 minutes long.) However it makes up with this by including the most thorough version of the making of Van Helsing, much better than the ones I have seen on TV. Plus we get a trailer for the game, as well as a making for the game too.
If you've already seen the film, and loved it, then you must definitely buy this! You'll love it as just as much!