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.
I will admit to not quite expecting the twist. It's not a brilliant film, but as far as remakes of the old Universal monster films go, it's at least on par with "The Mummy" (1999) and a little more consistent in its approach than "Dracula" (1992).
Even such great cast couldn't save this film.... To be completely honest, I fell asleep watching it.
Loved the Gothic look of this but ultimately found it quite boring.
Great art direction and a tremendous lead performance from del Toro but the script is a real mess and the CGI isn't the best - which is a shame as it's used a lot.
As some might know, one of my favorite films of all time is The Wolf Man (1941). It's cinematic brilliance at its finest, with great effects, an intriguing story and a main character you really care about. When I heard they were going to remake this film a few years ago I was ecstatic. When I heard it was going to be released in February, I was terrified.The movie follows Lawrence Talbot, an actor who returns home after his brother is killed by a mysterious murderer. The townsfolk believe that the killer was in fact a demonic monster that only comes out on the night of a full moon. Talbot sets out to figure out what really killed his brother…
About 1/3 of the way through this I was wondering why this movie was so unpopular because I thought it was fantastic. It was slow paced and atmospheric in the way old horror movies often are. I assumed it must be the lack of scares that tactic brings that had cost it. I was wrong. About half way through the entire tone changes and the movie gets more than a little silly. Action scenes, chases through London. There was a lot of blood, a lot of brutal kills, and the reality that it is impossible to make a werewolf look particularly good in crowded urban scenes. It just seemed out of place. This felt like two different movies and i liked the first movie a whole lot better.
This remake was even better than the original version. More gory and bloody, and even more scary.
Excellent special effects, and I thought Benicio Del Torro was supurb as Lawrence Talbot. Anthony Hopkins and Hugo Weaving were both excellent as well.
A really good werewolf film. I loved it!
Original of The Wolfman was initially made in 1941 and it was classic cheap horror movie... Joe Johnston supposedly improved it, but I am still wondering how... characters were not developed well enough, effects were used without knowing how to apply them and maximise the effects, strange acting of Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins just added to my opinion about this movie - boring! Yes, people were snoozing during this movie left, right and centre... no wonder!
At least the original movie had some concept and spent less money for the rubbish they served the audience of that time... this version was expensive, with strange additions to the characters which made no logic connected to the story, and even with good photography managed to fail any good movie credibility test!
Great Wolfman makeup by the legendary Rick Baker. Horrible, horrible movie. What a steaming pile of awfulness.
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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