In this day and age of idiotic garbage such as Ironman and most of the other comic book shit that passes for movies these days it was nice to see a somewhat old fashioned horror film. I enjoyed this immensely and cannot understand the scathing reviews I have read.
There are some pretty bad CGI effects in this film, but that is usually the case with CGI. I much prefer squibs myself, but I am old school filmmaking. Thomas Kretschmann is Dracula and does a very understated job and makes the Count very evil and compelling at the same time. Rutger Hauer is a very good Van Helsing.
Marta Gastini is Mina and the always lovely Asia Argento is a perfect Lucy. To me it was refreshing to see a vampire film without all of the usual modern day filmmaking crap thrown in. I guess, after all, I can understand all the comments from today's movie going public as they wouldn't really know a good movie if they saw it.
This is a good film, see it for yourself and judge. You might be surprised.