The Wolfman (2010)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Film
Academy Award® winners Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) tear up the screen in this action-packed thriller. Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro) is lured back to his family estate to investigate the savage murder of his brother by a bloodthirsty beast. There, Talbot must confront his childhood demons, his estranged father (Hopkins), his brother's grieving fiancée (Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada) and a suspicious Scotland Yard Inspector (Hugo Weaving, The Matrix Trilogy). When Talbot is bitten by the creature, he becomes eternally cursed and soon discovers a fate far worse than death. Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins.
Ignore the critics
Bewildered by the poor reviews. A solid remake of a classic gothic horror. Beautifully shot with some worthy performances. This is a must for fans of the genre and especially ones sick of the current batch of truly awful remakes...Friday 13th amongst others. Ignore the critics and enjoy it for what it is and what it knows it is.
I really wish i didn't buy this film on blu-ray now, it is a pointless film. It doesn't know if it is a horror or a love story which is confusing and frustrating for the viewer. It overuses its scare scenes, and they become less effective and predictable. This film seems to be made to compete with the world going crazy over human and the supernatural creature love story, and i will give credit where it is due, Twilight is far superior to this film. The Wolfman is disappointing and a great example of great actors/actresses being wasted on a poor film. The only good point i have on the film is the special effects were incredible, but they don't make a film on there own. Rent if you must, but do not buy, i wasted £16 on this film and i wish i would of rented it.
Three quarters Wolfman, 1 quarter Plywood man
When the moon is full and the wolfman is out looking for his supper then this movie is alive with possibilities - the wolfman on the prowl is a creature to be reckoned with & a couple of early scenes invoke a healthy respect for this ferocious beast. However fear soon turns to jaded as the actors rather ham it up big time - not that Hopkins needs any encouragement in that department - and much of the dialogue drops like lead-weight between the leads. A brief spark of brilliance is infused with the introduction of Anthony Sher as the asylum doctor. But by then you're only watching out of respect for your £3.49. Not bad and not good.