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.
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.
"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…
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.
Some thoughts on The Wolfman:
The whole tone of this film ranges from uninspired to laughable.
Hugo Weaving and Anthony Hopkins are entirely wasted.
Of all the people to lead a movie about a goddamn werewolf in the English countryside, why did anyone think getting Benicio "Very Obviously Puerto Rican" Del Toro was a good idea?
Joe Johnston is really not a very good director—especially of action.
No, seriously, the action scenes are so bad.
The CGI is bad. The make-up is wholly unimpressive.
Is it even possible to design a werewolf that doesn't look 100% ridiculous and silly? I can't even imagine it.
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.
The Wolfman (2010)
A poor werewolf film with very little to keep you interested.
The Wolfman is not the film that it could have been. It also was not as bad as people have been making it out to be. After seeing it, I did understand why alot of people hated it so much, and why it took forever to get production done, but I don't completely agree. The director was Joe Johnston, and while he may not be the best of filmmakers, I don't dislike his movies. I actually enjoyed Jurassic Park III, and Jumanji isn't a complete piece of crap either. But The Wolfman, like those two, just seems to have been done in his spare time, rather than his main focus. Even so, he could have done alot worse. Danny Elfman,…
A poor werewolf film. Nothing about this film, the plot, or the characters peeked my interests.
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Okay this film is not good. The makeup is awesome and the werewolf kick's-ass. this is very bloody but at times the movie start's to get boring and slow in some sense.
I'm not a particular fan of films about werewolves or vampires but given the strength of the cast in The Wolfman I was cautiously optimistic. I should have heeded the warnings of the critics and reviewers. Anthony Hopkins, Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving are all excellent in their roles but even this heavyweight cast can't save The Wolfman from being a limp, poorly written and poorly directed flop. There was no point in the film when I was on the edge of my seat with tension or suspense. Pity, this could have been decent. An extra star for the acting and CGI.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Watched this with a sense of hope I knew was misguided, but clung to anyway. I really do love the classic horror stories - Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolfman, I love them all. Unfortunately for the Wolfman and us as well, he still hasn't been given a contemporary masterpiece. Joe Johnston's The Wolfman is Hollywoodized to shreds. The film almost brought me to tears, and not in a good way.
I'd feel better being single on Valentine's Day if I hadn't seen this shit.
- 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.