|release date||September 30 2002|
|starring||Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton|
|tagline||Meet Hannibal Lecter For The First Time|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisA retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned criminal genius Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
I came into RED DRAGON with pretty solid expectations; in preparation, I recently re-read Thomas Harris’s book (his best work, and easily the best of the Hannibal Lecter trilogy. See sidebar) although I probably should admit it’s been some ten years since I last saw MANHUNTER, the original adaptation of RED DRAGON. Both of the trailers for the film whetted my appetite further still. Yet, the previews and early reviews of the movie have been universally mixed, with a lot of criticism being squarely aimed at the shoulders of the generally excellent Edward Norton, who has reprised the role of Will Graham that many people felt was owned by William Peterson in MANHUNTER. Others think Lecter himself, now very much Anthony Hopkins’ own character (as opposed to what amounted to basically a cameo performance by Brian Cox in MANHUNTER), has become too camp; too much of a parody of himself. …Read More