The Wolfman

The Wolfman

DVD - 2010
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Lawrence Talbot is lured back to his family estate to investigate the savage murder of his brother by a bloodthirsty beast. There, Talbot must confront his childhood demons, his estranged father, his brother's grieving fiancee, and a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector. When Talbot is bitten by the creature, he becomes eternally cursed and soon discovers a fate far worse than death.

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FredZedd_0
Jul 11, 2018

I enjoyed this version very much. I found it satisfying in every respect. I can only suppose that it's not being better known is due to the competition in the theaters that year including The King's Speech, Inception, Toy Story 3, True Grit and others. Well worth a viewing whether you're a fan of the genre or not

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patch666
Mar 21, 2018

Better on second viewing >> looks good,very moody and eerie~420

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trcookIIImddmd
Nov 12, 2017

Kinda fun: lotsa bitin' and fightin'; transformation and reformation, and redemption.

Quimeras Mar 17, 2015

I appreciated the eerie beauty of the cinematography. But "The Wolfman" was otherwise a lackluster story.

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Nursebob
Dec 17, 2014

To his credit director Joe Johnston does try very hard to elicit the gothic chills of the 1941 classic (or all those wonderfully bad Hammer Horror spinoffs); his 19th century English moors are appropriately misty, the decaying family estate suitably bedecked in cobwebs and the local gypsies straight out of a comic book. Rarely has a full moon been imbued with such bright shiny malevolence. But it quickly gets bogged down under the weight of its own sense of grandeur as Johnston overindulges in shadowy lighting and smoke machines. The awkward dialogue, clearly meant to establish a dark and brooding atmosphere, is delivered without passion by a cast who seem uncomfortable with their characters, especially the village full of stock yokels. The CGI effects are about what you'd expect although the gore is a bit tame for my tastes, and the monster itself is passable if not exactly horrifying (personally I've always found werewolves to be rather sexy...must be the hair). The film's ending, in which we're threatened with a sequel, will have you reaching for a silver bullet.

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rslade
Sep 01, 2014

Good production values, some good acting, but the story is weak, predictable, and unrewarding.

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Libraryman1_0
Jul 04, 2014

I understand this got a bit of a bad rap since it's release, however I found it a fitting tribute to the original Universal film. Loved the makeup which made for an effective Wolfman. The sets are spectacular and kept with the authenticity of the story. Not to mention you have Anthony Hopkins as Larry Talbot's father, and what you end up with, is a movie that if you are an old time movie affectionado, you'll get the most of.

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jazeebelle
Apr 25, 2014

Love Benicio Del Toro, so i knew i was going to enjoy this. Of all the monster themes, the wolfman was never my favorite but this one was wonderfully done. Acting was great and story well thought.Want a fun monster movie for the weekend? Get this.

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atlantianempire
Apr 10, 2014

Great Movie ^_^

aaa5756 Oct 28, 2011

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. C+ DVD

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