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.
Joe Johnston is the real Dog Whisperer.
There's a good wolfie...
Beautiful, tame, lame waste of talent.
As an avid werewolf film fan, having made one myself, I cannot help but enjoy moments of this. Sure the film isn't great, but the gory carnage and the practical effects, which there are sadly too few compared to CG, are a lot of fun.
How did they mess up a Werewolf movie so badly when they had some great talent involved and at least a half decent budget. The biggest disappointment was the fact that 30 years a go they did a far better transformation scene, than they did in this film. Overall a very big disappointment and I would not recommend this to anyone.
For a cast that includes Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro, I was surprised how badly wooden and bland the acting is from the whole cast. Coming from Joe Johnson, the director of The Rocketeer and Captain America:The First Avenger, I was surprised how poorly edited and shoddy the directing is. Written by the same guys behind Se7en and Road to Perdition,I was surprised by the lack of chills, suspense, scares, and interest. How could this have failed so badly?
While I liked this film enough to say it was allright. It wasn't that good on second viewing. The CG is pretty brutal,and I really didn't like DelToro's performance in this at all. All of the actors were just bad, i don't know if this was a result of a bad script or shit directing. It just seemed like a lower budget film than it was. IDK it wasn't the worst movie ever, but i didn't like it very much.
And with recent re-watch, i decided that its shit! i've lowered the rating again
Apbrīnojami garlaicīga filma kuru noskatoties es jutos tā it kā es būtu 7 reizes paspējusi nomirt un atkal augšāmcelties. Pat neskatoties uz atzīstamu galvenās lomas atveidotāju (Benicio Del Toro), šī filma ir bijis vājākais mēģinājums kādu nobiedēt, visā šausmu filmu vēsturē. Šāda kinemotogrāfija neskaitītos laba, pat 20. - 30. gadu šausmu filmās.
Apart from being a bit baggy & slow in the second act , I found to strangely enjoy. I know that it got panned by lots of people but I thought it was good enough as a character piece rather a monster movie. The story elements seemed to mirror what I can remember of from the 1941 Universal original.
Looks the part but has very little substance.
Outstanding. You can tell they really tried to draw influence from the classic Universal aesthetic. The cast is on fire and I love how violently and powerfully the Wolfman is portrayed.
There are a couple relatively minor faults: First, Hugo Weaving's inspector is far too neutral a character - the audience isn't given much reason to love or hate him, despite his importance. Second, the fight scene at the end of the movie is a bit lacking - the creature movements look too fast and weightless, and the editing feels choppy.
There is a fantastic deleted scene involving a puppet show - it probably got axed because it was too funny at the wrong time, but I wish they'd left it in!
I should have known this would be a festering repugnant turd when I saw Anthony Hopkins' name on in the credits. How this horrendous ham keeps getting work is totally beyond me.
Nothing in this film works. Even a little bit. I don't know where to begin.
Workmanlike retelling of the Universal classic. Should have been great but stumbles through on some wonderful cinematography and a fittingly gloomy atmosphere.
A guilty pleasure. It's just that.
Con El hombre lobo me pasa lo mismo que con John Carter: nunca entenderé por qué les fue tan mal y no gustaron. En el cine me gustó y me pareció bastante lograda, pero ahora que pude ver la versión extendida (con casi 20 minutos más), creo que es un peliculón. Hasta sale Max Von Sydow, cosa que no pasa en la versión de cine. Mucha más sangre y tripas (viva la desmandibulada al policía), más secuencias de desarrollo de personajes e historia y en general una película tremendamente disfrutable. La ambientación muy bien y especialmente genial el maquillaje del hombre lobo peludo, un gran homenaje al clásico de 1941; un lobo digital y completamente animalesco aquí no habría funcionado.…
Publiqué el 13/02/2010:
Ayer vi "El Hombre lobo" (Johnston, 2010); decepción total. Guión confuso, dirección vulgar, efectos anodinos; sólo Benicio se salva...
Sorprende la pobreza de recursos en el trabajo de Johnston, que en Jumani (1995) había mostrado oficio y en Cielo de octubre (1999) balance.
Para los interesados en el género, chequen "Lobo" (Nichols, 1994)... Ferozmente poética, grandes actuaciones y Nichols en plan grande
Inclusive, "Un hombre lobo americano en Londres" (Landis, 1981), cuyos progresos en maquillaje y efectos aún son el estándar en el género...
The Wolfman (Johnston, 2010)
Y el 20/02/2011:
El trailer de "The Wolfman" está de pelísimos... Es una lástima que la peli no sea nada más :-/
2011-02-20 13:05:33 (+00:00)
Love the atmosphere. Love the way that the titular beast looked. Love the classic gothic setting. Love the gory bits. So what the hell happened with The Wolfman? Well, let's start with it being far too long and far too uninteresting. The unnecessarily complicated plot seems to follow the kitchen sink theory, and the pacing is so out of whack that much of the time I had no idea where I even was in the story. To make things worse, the dialogue is utterly laughable. I can see where this one had so many pre-release issues, and it shows in the final product. A series of cool scenes filled in with way too many boring ones and driven by the biggest casting mistake a studio could have ever made does not result in a good film.