Van Helsing: The London Assignment ★★½

Quickie Review 
In this direct-to-video animated prelude to the much-maligned failed franchise starter, Gabriel Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) and his associate (David Wenham) travel to London to track down the murderous Mr. Hyde (Robbie Coltrane), alter-ego of Dr. Jekyll. You would think that this would be just a little bit more exciting as the feature film that came afterwards but it's only marginally so. If you intend on watching "Van Helsing" (I wouldn't blame you if you didn't), watching this prequel is optional.