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Still shot from the movie: Van Helsing.

Van Helsing

Dr. Gabriel Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) chases fiends, ogres and things that go bump in the night. Working under the direction of Cardinal Jinette (Alun Armstrong) and the Roman Catholic Church, the bounty hunter is the last line of defense between good and evil in the world. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release: 06 May 2004
Video Release: 18 Oct 2004
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Why did Van Helsing feel compelled to continue fighting evil even when the public harassed him? What did he know about state of affairs that the people didn’t understand? What kind of similar challenges do leaders face when they make a decision that is unpopular with the masses?

What did Van Helsing believe about Frankenstein? Despite his beginnings, what choices had the monster made in his life? Are we destined to be a certain way because of our upbringing or past life?

What did Anna believe about the afterlife? How did that affect her view of death?

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