its a complete cheese-fest, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. imagine if Hugh Jackman's Van Helsing had actually succeeded at being the wild and tongue-in-cheek adventure romp that it was obviously trying to be but failed so miserably at. that's pretty much what this is. amusing anachronisms, ridiculous monster brawls, very little character development, and a lot of violence - I thought it was a lot of fun. nice that it was R-rated, too.