The Wolfman (remake)

1139-poster
release date February 12 2010
studio Universal Pictures
director Joe Johnston
writer Andrew Kevin Walker
starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Art Malik, Rob Dixon, Hugo Weaving, Nicholas Day, Michael Cronin, David Schofield, David Sterne, Roger Frost, Clive Russell, Geraldine Chaplin
rating
R
site thewolfmanmovie.com
trailer 1 Trailer #1

Synopsis

Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man (Del Toro) is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf. (long synopsis)

Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman, is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father, Talbot sets out to find his brother... and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Talbot's childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother's fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline has come to investigate.

Official Review

While Frankenstein is one of my all-time favorite movies, the Universal Monster with the most potential has always been the Wolf Man. He’s the only creature that not only has the ability to be loved by the audience, but can also flip a switch and unload a hefty share of bloodshed. I hate to say this, but my thoughts are that if Universal Pictures dropped the ball on The Wolfman, how can they ever tackle the tales behind Dracula, the Invisible Man, Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black Lagoon or the Mummy ever again? As a fan of classic black and white horror cinema, my personal belief is that there is a lot riding on Joe Johnston’s The Wolfman, which is why it pains me to tell all of you that this hairy redo is a Franken-movie after all. …Read More

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