Universal Studios resurrects the classic lycanthrope with this tale of an American who experiences an unsettling transformation after returning to his ancestral home in Victorian-era Great Britain and being attacked by a rampaging werewolf.
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Looks familiar, but if I saw it, I forgot most of it. However I still remember the unforgettable rape introduction scene in Terence FISHER's Curse of the Werewolf (how Oliver REED was conceived). == J'en ai un vague souvenir, mais si je l'ai vu, je l'ai oublié ... en revanche je me souviens de la mémorable scène de viol au début de la Nuit du Loup-Garou de Terence FISHER (à l'origine de la conception de Oliver REED).
I expected so less of it that I actually found it surprisingly entertaining, and gorgeously shot. The choice of Rick Baker as make-up artist adds to the film a certain "old-school" horror thrill, which I think was the intention.
The Wolfman is a well-intentioned disappointment. The cast was pretty good and the movie itself looked pretty good generally. Unfortunately the need for a back story and some abhorrent CGI (I Am Legend bad CGI) took the whole thing down in the last act. A damn shame because The Wolfman should've been so great. On the plus side the fact that it took place in the Victorian era was a bonus.
My friend woke me up in the middle of the night to see the premiere. He paid my ticket though, but I would paid him anything to get my night back instead of seeing this unbearable wolf-story. I always love Emily Blunt though.
Very brutal and a good homage to the old and classic aesthetics of Universal horror films, with a great moment of Benicio Del Toro. However, it is a little bit boring (silly flashbacks, for instance), and Anthony Hopkins seems to play a mix of old Malcom McDowell and Lotso. Yes, Lotso, from Toy Story 3.
Wow, what can you say other than it had every reason to be good but just wasn't. Not enough takes, shooting days, creativity in visually telling a story? Take your pick. Every scene gained momentum only to lose it 4 seconds later. Hopefully Benicio Del Toro gets more opportunities to be the lead in large budget flicks. He's one of the better ones working today.