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.
The Wolfman, has some great shots like those of transformation into werewolf, the CGI effects are satisfactory, but the plot of the film was somehow intrigued. However, I must say, Benicio Del Toro was a perfect choice for Wolfman, due to his physique and stature.
An abominable movie on just about every single level. Chief among its faults is an absolutely wretched performance from Benicio Del Toro. He is hardly alone in his ineptitude, however: even Anthony Hopkins is embarrassingly bad in this flick. In fact, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving are pretty much the only actors who escape the train wreck unscathed.
Beyond that, the script is almost completely uncompelling. We are given no reason to care about or to identify with Lawrence Talbot, and the relationship between him and Blunt's character is as unconvincing as the love story in "Twilight." Hard pass on this one.
I saw this in the theater and didn't care for it but on re-watching it, the movie is a little better than I remembered. Joe Johnston (who I understand was a something of a pinch hitter on this project) brings his comic book sensibility and it works. The movie is lovely to look at with gothic atmosphere for days. I would put it alongside movies like Sleepy Hollow and The Woman in Black as a films that, while flawed, are fun to look at nonetheless. The main problem with The Wolfman is that Benicio del Toro is so, SO miscast as the lead. He has no energy and just seems to be bored the entire time. His chemistry with Emily…
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.
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