Monday, February 15, 2010

Of Wolf and Man

I saw The WolfMan reboot this afternoon. Instead of adding another review to the scores of others already out there flooding the blogosphere, I've decided to link to my two favorites:

Mad Mad Mad Mad Movies
Heart In A Jar

A couple of quick thoughts/inquiries:

1. It was everything I wanted it to be (i.e. mindless fun)
2. Seriously Benicio, couldn't you swing for English accent lessons?
3. The love scene between Gwen and Del Toro was the most awkward I'd seen since Amidala and Anakin
4. I really liked the mix of CGI and practical effects
5. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of gore
6. Can Sir Anthony Hopkins stop being a cliche of himself? Please?

I leave you with the video of an underappreciated Metallica classic sprinkled with some lycanthropic shenanigans.

Cortez the Killer

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The Vicar of VHS said...

Thanks for the link, Cortez! I know a lot of people are enjoying the flick, and I thought it was okay, but I was really hoping it'd be "great."

WRT question 6--I was hugely disappointed by Hopkins' performance. I don't know if he was phoning it in or just being directed to do it that way, but sheesh. Anybody who was surprised by the mid-movie "reveal" has never seen a horror movie, mystery, thriller, or episode of Scooby Doo before. :P

senski said...

Many thanks for the link as well, Cortez! I thought Hopkins' perf was fine, considering that he had very little to use for interaction. It's not as if any other character in the movie was fleshed-out enough to give him something to react to. He might be falling back upon the familiar, but I still enjoyed "You've done terrible things, Lawrence. Terrible things..."

The Film Connoisseur said...

This was a fun ride for me, had loads of fun with it, plus I loved how classy it was, and how they mixed that classiness with gore and great make up effects.

Cortez The Killer said...

Vicar and Senski, you are might welcome. Yeah, I definitely thought his performance had that phone in feel to it. But as Senski mentioned, that line was the best one uttered.

TFC, it definitely brought the fun. Inevitably, there will be a sequel. Interested to see where they take it next.