The biggest weakness was, I think, the special effects--I often found myself conscious that I was looking at a CGI effect.
But the biggest bonus for me was that the heroes behaved like PCs in a roleplaying game:
- Van Helsing used his most effective vampire-hunting equipment in his first encounter with Dracula.
- When confronted with a choice between killing Dracula and learning the secrets of his past, Van Helsing chose to kill Dracula.
- Similarly, Anna went straight for killing the bride instead of playing along with her attempts to draw it out.
- And, of course, Carl took advantage of the loopholes in his moral code.
I'd be happy to have an roleplaying game that worked out as well.
(I started writing this a week ago, and only finished it now. I've been very busy with work.)