Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
When the moon is full the legend comes to life
This werewolf-themed horror film set in Victorian England centers on Lawrence Talbot, an American man who, upon a visit to London, gets bitten by a werewolf. Talbot had come to England to make amends with his estranged father, but after a moonlight transformation leaves him with a savage hunger for flesh, family harmony is the least of his worries.
Though it could use some narrative thickening, Joe Johnston's "The Wolfman" is a respectable and excitingly rendered horror film. Taking advantage of CG creature effects and settings, the film offers a no-holds barred updating of a classic story that may lack weight and depth but still manages to generate thrills.
"The Wolfman" provides the time-honored collection of lycanthropic plot points: death on the moors, gypsy intrigue, and monthly transformations. Unfortunately, there is not much else to the narrative mix beside a horrifying and head-scratching father-son dynamic. It is all foundation for werewolf mayhem where a richer story, with richer emotions, would have served the film better.
Johnston makes a serviceable director here, but his film occasionally drowns in CG artifice.…
"The Wolfman" was a staple of the creature features of the forties and fifties and will be fondly remembered for Lon Chaney Jnr's portrayal of the tortured werewolf back in 1941. A character that has been around since the early days of cinema he was due another run-out and when Joe Johnson signed on for a reboot a few years ago the expectations were high.
Joe Johnson is a former special effects man and you would think with that background that this would be something to rival the Rick Baker effects on "An American Werewolf In London". Baker was the man chosen again to create a monster and unfortunately he missed his mark for once. Maybe it's nostalgia for Landis's…
I was hoping for something better from director Joe Johnston, but I've got this instead. Even the cast of Anthony Hopkins, Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving seemed promising. However, actors can't save a movie from being negatively received. Script and direction are at the core of all movies, but even these actors can't save a sinking ship.
The actors themselves did a decent job considering what they had to work with, but the negatives outweigh the positives. I was pretty bored watching a movie that was supposed to be scary. Even though I love horror movies I am easily startled and I didn't even flinch while watching this.
This could've, and should've been so much better. Such a promising cast wasted. I've been interested in seeing this film for a while (I love Werewolf/Vampire movies) despite the negative reception. While I did enjoy the film to some extent, it's far too flawed for me to really appreciate. A 2.5/5 is generous.
Joe Johnston is the real Dog Whisperer.
There's a good wolfie...
Beautiful, tame, lame waste of talent.
Really dig The Wolfman, it's not a perfect film and you can smell studio notes a mile away but what the movie gets right it really gets right. The gothic Victorian cinematography is beautiful. The action scenes where the Wolfman is in all out kill mode are great. The performances are for the most part good, Del Toro is better in some scenes than others. The Wolfman is at least a man beats and not just a giant wolf, so sick of giant wolves being my werewolves. Some of the cg is bad but not enough to detract from the film. The over use of cheap jump scares is my biggest complaint, just let the story play out no need to force this film into the box studios think horror should be in. Overall I really enjoyed this film.
Everyone knows the standard wolfman story. Dude gets bitten, full moon comes out, dude turns into werewolf, mayhem ensues. It's a well worn monster-horror plot and has been told many times over the years. So what does the shiny, new 2010 version bring to it that's fresh? Digital camerawork and a little more than a smattering of CGI...That's it.
Joe Johnston's The Wolfman isn't a horrible film, but it is definitely a safe one. Rather than injecting new life into the tragic, lycanthropic tale, it does nearly everything by the book, never once experimenting with different tones or character beats. It's defined by its tedious drama and failure to take risks.
Una ambientación muy cuidada es de lo poco que se puede destacar. Los efectos especiales, especialmente la lucha final son peores que sus predecesoras serie B.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Here is a film that was pretty much derided when it was released. Some blame was placed on the replacement of the original director with Joe Johnston. Frankly, I don't know what difference was made and why this film received so much flack. I love it. I think Benicio Del Toro does a fine job as Lawrence Talbot, the unfortunate man cursed by a werewolf's bite and fated to change into a monster during the full moon. The story starts when he returns from a long absence to his father's estate in England. His brother has been missing and the brother's fiancée, played by the beautiful Emily Blunt, pleads with him to return to England to help her. Upon his…
The Wolfman's bark is worse than its bite.
Thankfully, a remake that deserved to be made! The alterations to the original's story were all enhancements. This film comes off darker and more mysterious than the original. The change in historical period also was a plus to the feel of the film. Heavyweight performances all around, as well.
Not enough action
Pretty good for a horror film
“Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.”
That’s right the Wolfman remake is finally out! I have been waiting for this film for over a year. It was first slated to come out in 2007 but the original director left and Joe Johnson stepped in. The next release date was February 2009 but then that was pushed back to November 2009 and that was pushed back to yesterday. Typically when a film keeps getting pushed back like that it’s not a good sign, however that’s not really the case with The Wolfman. The film has great atmosphere through out,…
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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