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Plot: Lawrence Talbot, an American man on a visit to Victorian London to make amends with his estranged father, gets bitten by a werewolf and, after a moonlight transformation, leaves him with a savage hunger for flesh.
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Wolfman getting long in the tooth ?
Here we have a modern remake of the original Wolfman movie with Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt and Anthony Hopkins in the leading roles. My opinion on it is not extreme either way. It’s not terrible and it’s not great. It has a certain retro vibe to it and I cannot tell you how faithful or not it is to the original which I’ve never seen. I was mostly entertained although I checked the time a few times indicating that either the movie was a bit long or that the pace wasn’t quite right. Benicio Del Toro in the leading role certainly looked the part with his unconventional features but he didn’t blow me away with his interpretation that seemed too restrained and cold. On the other hand, Emily Blunt was just wonderful showing lots of emotions with just her eyes. Hopkins as the father of the future wolfman was slightly over the top and campy but nothing major.
The story was interesting although predictable (I guessed who the original wolfman was from the start). Special mention should go to the asylum sequence that was not only intense but also creatively shot. I didn’t find the movie particularly scary although there are a few surprise attacks from the wolfman that make you jump and very quick gory scenes that make you cringe. The set design and cinematography was very good and atmospheric recreating the foggy landscapes and towns of Victorian England. The wolfman sequences were appropriately quick, feral and savage and it did help that it was the real actors under the costumes instead of CGI although I’m sure some viewers will think it looks fake. I enjoyed seeing the first complete on-camera transformation, a long time coming, and thought it was effective. I think a lot more could have been done with the internal conflict raging inside Del Toro’s character and especially how it affects his relationships. He looked more resigned and passive than tormented. I also wish I could have been more emotionally involved with the tragedies going on but I wasn’t. So all in all, a decent remake, certainly watchable but that could have benefited from a stronger leading actor and a more inspired storyline.
Rating: 6 out of 10 (good)
Disappointed, but the movie had a few merits
The Wolfman started out well. I enjoyed the atmosphere of the movie, and it seemed to be building towards something for the first thirty minutes or so, but then all of the sudden it lost its way with a lack of imagination and a predictable ending. That is why I can only give it a 5 out of 10 or in other terms about ** out of ****.
THe plot is easy enough and follows a simple monster plot. Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro) returns home after learning that his brother has disappeared. Once there he meets up with his strange father Sir John (Anthony Hopkins) and his brother’s fiancé Gwen (Emily Blunt) who was the one that wrote to him telling him about what happened. Once home he learns that his brother was killed, and hears stories about a beast that might’ve caused it and that the Gypsies are to blame. Trying to learn of his brothers death, he visits the Gypsies and soon comes face to face with the beast which attacks him and passes the curse onto him. The rest of the story is pretty obvious from there, so I will say no more.
I found myself getting into the movie, but then there is a secret that is exposed not even half way through the movie that becomes way to predictable and shatters any mystery that the movie might’ve had. I was expecting a little bit of imagination here, but it was not to be. Sadly this leads to a climax that is just plain ridiculous. The finale finds its way back a little bit, but it is not enough to save the movie.
The acting at first seemed a little off, but it does improve somewhat though not enough. Anthony Hopkins has a few good lines which makes you think there is more to the story then what there really is. If you’ve seen the trailers, which give way too much away in my opinion, you will not be shocked where this movie eventually ends up going. Hugo Weaving, who plays an inspector hot on the tail of the beast, also has a few funny lines, but the one character that seemed to take this material more seriously and acted the best would be Emily Blunt’s character. I reacted to her character more than any of the others.
THe story itself was sort of choppy, and it bothered me somewhat. The first half hour of the movie and build up is still the best, but what follows goes where a monster movie of this caliber should never go, and it becomes silly and almost laughable. However, as I said before, the final few minutes redeem the story a little.
I loved the atmosphere, and I was glad they went to a more Gothic setting. Some scenes, like the pub, and the sets reminded me of An American Werewolf in London and the original Wolf Man. There were even some themes in the movie taken from the 1962 Hammer Version of Curse of The Werewolf. I liked that the director used these scenes in this movie, but it’s too bad he couldn’t use more imagination to make the movie as a whole work much better.
Disappointing, but not a complete failure.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min), 1 hr 59 min (119 min) (unrated director’s cut)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Director Joe Johnston
Writer Andrew Kevin Walker (screenplay), David Self (screenplay), Curt Siodmak
Actors Simon Merrells, Gemma Whelan, Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Stuber Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses
Film Length 2,792 m (Sweden), 2,833 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema