THE WOLFMAN (2010) Movie Reviews
THE WOLFMAN was released this past weekend and collected a respectable $35.6 million, despite being panned by critics. The movie stars Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and is directed by Joe Johnston.
The Wolfman Synopsis: 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. Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother…and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Joe Johnston directs The Wolfman, and six-time Oscar®-winning special effects artist Rick Baker brings his design and makeup talents to transform Del Toro into the fearsome title character.
If you are planning to go see the movie, here are a few reviews from around the web to help you make up your mind.
The Wolfman is a remake of the popular horror classic that was produced by Universal over 60 years ago. Instead of capitalizing on a more contemporary adaptation of the character the studio decided to stick with the old plot and feel of the original. This includes the overseas location and time period, accompanied by plenty of blood and gore. This film could have been an amazing revamp of its predecessor but the excessive violence and unnecessary bloodshed ruins it all. Read More
On the list of crimes against cinema, the remake stands just above the sequel as an offense against the artform. The sequel, of course, is an indicator of a dangerous loss of imagination, though there are those rare examples of sequels that do more than simply repeat the formula of the original film. Read More
Rope Of Silicon
I am not against remakes. They’re hit and miss, most of them simply bubble just above average since they are typically working with a scenario that worked once already so why wouldn’t it work again? It’s not as if Hollywood remakes films that were previously misses and turns them into hits. Instead we get the same story over again, simply adjusted for the modern era, which is really what makes Universal’s The Wolfman such a sad commentary on the state of movies today. Read More
In the meantime, you can also watch the trailer of The Wolfman below.