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.
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.
This is well made but not scary and boring and too long. For a horror tale, not scary is a death curse. PUN.
Maybe not the best film in the world but I, personally really enjoyed it.
I loved the werewolf transformation scenes - I haven't found a film that rivals American Werewolf in London in both effect and sheer gross factor but this came so very close.
Plenty of loud noises and dark rooms to keep the scares and jumps coming as well as a notable dose of blood and gore for those of you who enjoy a more visceral experience.
There is nothing overly terrible about 2010's The Wolfman, but it definitely suffers from being just very generic and by the numbers.
The actors seem like they are just there reading lines and really add nothing to overall feel of the film, especially Emily Blunt who I usually don't mind. She felt extremely wooden here.
Still, there are some fun scenes like the rampage through the streets of London and the eeriness of the woods. I just wish there had have been more of it.
This ain't no Francis Ford Coppola film... this tedious pile of shit is so awful it makes the Underworld Series look like the Godfather.
Maybe it's because the last film I saw was After Earth but I actually had a pretty great time watching this. Gorgeous sets and production design in places. Some great cinematography at times as well with almost a classic feel to some of the scenes. Decent amount of gore supplied quite artfully by effects master Rick Baker. Some hammy..and not in a good way performances and general silliness let it down a bit but this is a decent film. Well worth a watch if you are into this type of nonsense.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
- Salem's Lot
- 100 Feet
Horror movies I've seen. List copied from my IMDB account. It will keep expanding.
In no particular order.