|release date||February 9 2007|
|starring||Gong Li, Gaspard Ulliel, Rhys Ifans, Kevin McKidd, Anthony Hopkins(VO)|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisAt last, the evolution of his evil is revealed. Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki. Lady Murasaki helps Hannibal to heal.With her help he flourishes, becoming the youngest person ever admitted to medical school in France. But Hannibal's demons visit him and torment him.When he is old enough, he visits them in turn. He discovers he has gifts beyond the academic, and in that epiphany, Hannibal Lecter becomes death's prodigy.
It must be understood that, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, the first film in the franchise, is untouchable – a superb masterpiece of filmmaking. No amount of effort or money in the entire world could ever make a sequel, or prequel for that matter, better than the one that started it all. My expectations have been completely squashed after the disappointment that was HANNIBAL and my love for the character and his history diminished even more with the bland thriller RED DRAGON. With the announcement of HANNIBAL RISING all I could do was laugh a little and assume that a prequel would be more of a joke that the previous two entries – I was 100% wrong in my assumptions. RISING is a fantastic stand-alone film that should not (cannot) be compared to any of the others. …Read More