The Wolfman - an old school monster movie


The Wolfman (UK/USA, 2010)

Seen: Monday, 15th March 2010 (cinema)
Runtime: 103′
Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving
Production House: Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Stuber Productions
Plot: (from imdb)

Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Scene From the Film

Rating: +0 (Liked It)

Impressions In Short
It’s sort of like a return to the old horror monster movies of the 1930s, only it’s in colour and has more gore. But its essence is pretty much the same as what Hollywood made then.

More About the Film
Benicio Del Toro was kind of fun because he played it very earnestly. He really is a broken man after he realizes he’s a werewolf and I’m a sucker for that kind of melodrama. Emily Blunt was nice in the leading female role. But Anthony Hopkins is just not earnest enough *sigh* I think that especially when you’re doing melodrama you have to be quite earnest to make it work. Otherwise it feels fake and silly.
The film itself is an interesting experiment. It is intentionally very dated, but it sort of works. It’s quite weird to be watching a monster movie of that ilk made in this day and age. The whole way it’s shot, designed and scored is very old fashioned.

Yes, if you feel like it. Not a must-see though.

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