As other reviews state, this is a new version of a retro movie. The costume and setting are a strong point. But that is it. Hopkins and Weaving seem to be cardboard cutouts from their other movies. Hopkins the slow talking nut-ball with too many close-ups. Weaving might as well have been talking with his Matrix outfit on. The highlights of the movie are in the commercials. The CGI for the wolfman is very poor quality, particularly the running. The running just seemed too cartoon-ish. I would even say that Lon Chaney's wolfman visually compared well to the one in this flick. Perhaps they were going for the same look... Dunno. And of course there are some glaring chronological errors or historical inaccuracies. I am not sure that any village of 500 people, even in today's world would have an EVENING post newspaper. And a hundred years ago, most villagers would be illiterate. Picky picky I know, but there was nothing else to hold my attention. And back then you don't "blow out" the latterns or candles... Wow I was really bored with this movie. The lead character's outfit from his asylum stay to his bloody rampage to his return home was magically changed somehow without a spot of blood/tear... Usually that only happens to the chick in these movies... Wait for the DVD. Sorry for going on and on. And these kids who serve up the food at the theaters... Can you tell they are paid by the HOUR... ? At one point in the movie I turned to the people behind me and begged them to talk... lol.
|6/10||psterl3384@ - 123 reviews|
14.2.2010 - age: 36-49
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