Corrected entry: Friar, so far as this poster knows, is a term used to denote male members of the Catholic Franciscan Order - monks. Carl's making a distinction between the two is incorrect. It's possible he's trying to state that he hasn't taken his final vows yet (which would make sense, as he has no tonsure), but in that case he wouldn't be called Friar, and he'd still be bound to the same vows as a monk (as long as he dressed/acted/considered himself a member he'd have to act like one - it's part of the training).Kaite13
Corrected entry: In the scene where the syringe containing the werewolf antivenom is held in the viscous liquid, surely the liquid which is shown to be more than highly corrosive, (by the way in which it chewed a hole in the metal grating) would have dissolved the metallic syringe parts, even if it left the glass component undamaged.Stuart Green
Corrected entry: When Van Helsing and Carl first arrive in Transylvania, we see a shot of Anna planting her feet on the well and talking to VH and Carl. On her right leg, tucked under the laces of her boot, is a white-handled knife. Later, when she takes Van Helsing to her house and is loading up on weapons to hunt Dracula, we see her pick the same knife up off a table and slide it into her boot - where it should already have been.Kaite13
Corrected entry: When Van Helsing kills Mr. Hyde (and when he first 'stakes' Dracula) he makes the sign of the cross and mutters, "Requiescat in Pace" (Latin for "May he rest in peace."- RIP) He pronounces Pace as 'Pa-chay.' This is a strange thing for a Vatican-raised person such as VH to do, because any elementary Latin student knows that Latin has no 'ch' sounds: a 'C' is always a hard 'C.' Pace is pronounced 'Pa-kay.'
Corrected entry: In the middle of the film, our heroes travel from Transylvania back to the Vatican, which is shown on a nice map representation. The thing is that the map states that the Carpathian mountain range is to the South of Transylvania (wrong, since it is to the North, though a bit reaches in to the left side of Romania) and that Budapest (and Hungary) is not to the Southwest but to the Northwest. At least they could've bought a map of Central Eastern Europe for a film with such a big budget.
Corrected entry: When Van Helsing tries to hide the monster from Dracula, he uses two coaches: one is empty to deceive the vampires. When the coach with the monster departs, Van Helsing is actually there. This is the proof that both coaches start from the same location. But when the empty coach falls into the canyon and Van Helsing rides on with the horses, only a bit later the second coach comes through the forest. But there was obviously only one bridge over the canyon and it would have taken a long time to ride around it.
Corrected entry: In the Masquerade ball scene, VH sends Carl down into the ballroom to push the fire-breather into Dracula. A minute or so later, VH and Anna make their escape, and they find Carl in the next room. There is no way Carl could have got back upstairs and into that room in the time it took VH to get there.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the brides of Dracula and Dracula are hanging upside down from the ceiling, their hair is obviously hanging down the right way, but not the jewelry on the brides. You can see the necklace on one of the brides laying flat on her neck and chest, when it should be dangling down towards her head.
Corrected entry: The river depicted in the film (and also appearing on some of the film's posters) is actually not so much in Transylvania or Romania for that matter. It is the Danube and what is depicted is how the bridges of Budapest, capitol of Hungary, cross over it as viewed from the Gellert hill. On one particular poster of the film, the one with a greenish tone featuring Van Helsing and Anne, actually has the Hungarian Parliament and the famous Chain Bridge between the two characters in the background.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film wasn't Dr Frankenstein's monster able to break free of his hefty restraints and hurl the table he'd been lying on at Dracula so hard it knocked him through the fireplace? Funny how when he's captured later on he doesn't use this strength to free himself despite the number of opportunities he has.
Corrected entry: If Dracula knew the only way he could be killed was by a werewolf, why wouldn't he kill all the werewolves instead of using them and taking the chance one might kill him one day? We already found out from Anna that they had tried every means to kill Dracula so obviously there wasn't a real need to use the werewolves to do his bidding. He could have done anything a werewolf could do by himself, or send out one of his wives.
Corrected entry: When Van Helsing and Anna originally find the icy portal into Dracula's secret lair, Van Helsing forces his hand through and then pulls it back through. His hand is covered in snow as if it were storming worse than a Canadian winter. However, when Van Helsing and Anna actually cross through the portal they are in the midst of a thunder storm.
Corrected entry: At the end, when VH has set fire to the pyre, there is only about 2-3 feet between the pyre and the vegetation around it. With a fire that big, surely the radiant heat would catch all this on fire. And where is the smoke?