Adventures of Young Van Helsing: The Quest for the Lost Scepter (2004)

PG-13  |  Video  |   |  Action, Adventure, Horror  |  20 April 2004 (USA)
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The teenaged descendant of Professor Van Helsing must fight an ancient demon named Simon Magus for control of a powerful sceptor.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Mitzkovitz ...
Freddie Sabaugh ...
Ned Narang ...
Professor Arad
Rabiah Elaawar ...
Tomm Bauer ...
Danny Morgan (as Thomas Bauer)
Aldonza (as Amneek Sandha)
Nahid Zoha ...
Kara Edwards ...
Omar Porter ...
Simon Magus
Morgan LeFay (as Kimberly Botbyl)
Michael Harris / Michael Van Helsing
Karl Andrews
Ken Beal ...
Mr. Syler
Joy Griffin ...


As if it wasn't enough to have the troubles of everyday teen life in high school, Michael Harris has just learned that he is the last heir to Abraham Van Helsing, his great great grandfather, a relic hunter who aquired the scepter of god, a biblical artifact forged by an angel before the birth of mankind, and is now being sought after by the very being who created it! Written by Billy

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Release Date:

20 April 2004 (USA)  »

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$150,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Hi, I'm Kevin Summerfield, director of The Adventures of Young Van Helsing, and I've just taken a dump on your lawn. Can I have five dollars?
2 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is to director Kevin Summerfield what the Holocaust is to Hitler--a masterpiece.

This seems to be a film made for tweens, but at the same time it's rather bloody and gory. If I were a tween, I'd think this film has the worst acting, ever. As an older and more mature person, I can say that it just has the worst acting I've ever seen. The back of the box advertises that the story involves a "whimsical" professor. Now, I've seen some whimsical professors in my day, but nothing tops this guy. He looks like they walked into Whimsy Mart, asked him if he ever had a hidden passion for acting, and then superglued an Einstein wig to his head. At one point, there's a closeup where he opens a door, and his head moves in and out of the frame, as if saying "HA! I AM FAR TOO WHIMSICAL FOR A MEASLY CLOSE-UP!" It's also hilariously, ineptly racist. I can't possibly believe that in the year 2004 a movie was made that features a black man looking at something and shouting "DAAAAYYYYUUMMMM!", but this movie does. The plot, which helpfully has a flashback at the beginning, and a bizarre tangent of a flashback near the end that make the plot only even more retarded. There's a time-telling device that is obviously a CD player painted tan with jewels on it. I really wonder if this wasn't a student film, but Kevin Summerfield has been making movies for a few years before this one.

If you see this in the five dollar bin at Wal-Mart (which thankfully I did not have to go through the trauma of, and saw this through a friend), you probably will not want to pick it up. Unless, of course, you are a racist, retarded sort of pre-teen.

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