Excerpt: After years of delays (for various reasons), we finally got a modern update with 2010′s The Wolfman . I understand that this review is a few years late, but since there wasn’t a review of it I figured what the heck? Usually when you read so much about a film getting delayed and having various other issues you might assume that the final product will be nothing more than mediocre.
Excerpt: Stage actor and estranged son Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro) returns to childhood home in Blackmoor, England at the behest of his brother's fiancée Gwen (Blunt). His brother Ben has been missing for several weeks. Lawrence returns to Talbot Manor and is reacquainted with his aging father (Hopkins), a former big game adventure-type, and the memories of a deeply flawed home life.
Excerpt: The Wolfman , Joe Johnston's gallingly leaden remake of the 1941 Lon Chaney Jr. classic, both lives and dies by its transformations. Its most obvious selling point is also its most successful: Johnston nails the depictions of a humble man's gruesome morph into a flesh-hungry monster.
Excerpt: Vampires and werewolves have long held a grip on our horrific imaginings, with good reason: They get the job done. Sure, other monsters have had their moments, and zombies remain a reliable stand-in for the mounting sociological problems of any era. But when it comes to more personal demons, werewolves and vampires cover the bases. Vampires make apt doubles for the forces that threaten to seduce and corrupt us.
Summary: This lavish remake of Universal’s 1941 horror classic shifts the action back to 1891, with Scotland Yard’s Inspector Abberline (Hugo Weaving) – who in real-life presided over the Jack the Ripper case – sent to the fictional town of Blackmoor to investigate some mysterious murders. Here we find a haggard-looking Benicio del Toro turning into a vicious R-rated killing machine and lumbering through a beautifully gothic landscape of misty forests and cobwebby hallways.
Excerpt: This version of the classic tale plays more like a slasher flick than a genuine horror film. Visually stylish, it does exceptionally well to create a gloomy and gothic 19th century period setting in splendid detail. The unfortunate thing is that the superb production values don't compensate for an unevenly paced story that is both turgid and slow.
Excerpt: Benicio Del Toro gör även annat än Magnum Gold-reklam. Han bär hem Oscargubbar och är ungefär hur upptagen som helst resten av sitt liv. Del Toro är numera en megastar och jag visste det redan då han spelade Fred Fenster i The Usual Suspects . Inte bildskön, inte yvig, men i den trötta blicken finns det ett sug och hela Del Toros person andas karisma.
Summary: Någonstans på den engelska landsbygden hittas ett lemlästat lik, och rykten börjar florera om en mystisk best. Offrets bror bestämmer sig för att ta reda på vad som hänt, men snart har han fullt upp med egna problem.