It's tedious, overly serious and dreary mess with some cheap scares, f
7 August 2012
Excerpt: This isn’t a fun movie but it’s not even a movie that thoughtful and dramatically sounds. It’s takes itself way too seriously and feels forced. It’s an unnecessary remake that was made for two reasons. To make more money and to update the effects to CGI heavy remake status. Anthony Hopkins goes over the top as the mysterious father of the Wolf man. Del Toro is looks creepy, as he does in most of his movies but I feel little for the character and that a big issue.
One of my Favorite Werewolf Films, Despite the Rating
16 July 2012
Excerpt: The Wolfman is not the film that it could have been. It also was not as bad as people have been making it out to be. After seeing it, I did understand why alot of people hated it so much, and why it took forever to get production done, but I don't completely agree. The director was Joe Johnston, and while he may not be the best of filmmakers, I don't dislike his movies. I actually enjoyed Jurassic Park III, and Jumanji isn't a complete piece of crap either.
Excerpt: The Wolfman 2010 amps up the blood & guts and turns the Universal Classics monster into a full blown horrific beast. The production of the movie was plagued with issues, re-shoots and shelved for 2 years before it finally got released. However the movie is not as bad as many may think. In fact I found it quite stupid the first time around and on the second spin, I liked what I had seen.
Disappointed but it was great to watch at the weekend
4 May 2011
Excerpt: Here goes the long delayed of my reviews on the films watched couple of weeks ago. Starting off with The Wolfman Blu-ray Review. The film is presented with a consistently dark and gloomy sequences which are meant to be ; i guess. Black levels are strong. Its the darkness and shadows presented well , the depths were good though.
Excerpt: An American returns to England after learning of his brother’s death. Upon returning, a Werewolf bites him and his life is drastically altered. Now cursed into turning into a Werewolf on every full moon Lawrence is out of control, causing mayhem and death everywhere he goes. Lawrence must track down the origin from what seems to be a curse that has riddled his family for generations. The Wolfman howls onto a blu-ray with a fantastic transfer.
A strong video and reference audio presentation from what plays out as
13 June 2010
Excerpt: Movie: 3.5/5 I first saw this film in cinemas several months ago and found myself underwhlmed. The reason wasn't what was there, it was what was laking, there was little to no time spent letting you know who the characters where and why they acted in the way they did. However they new directors cut, which still has it's issues is a rather large improvment.
Loved this Film! A true "horror" movie, like the way they Used to mak
9 June 2010
Excerpt: Watched this earlier today (6/8/10) and I Thoroughly ENJOYED this Film! It harkens back to the classic Scary movies of yesteryear, when we were kids watching the Lon Chaney Jr. (the Original WOLFMAN from 1941), Boris Karloff, & Bela Legosi Horror films of a time long ago (mostly from the early 20's thru the 40's), most from Universal Studios, who made this. With Great music by Danny Elfman thru-out, the Score perfectly suits everything happening before your eyes.
Excerpt: The movie in my opinion was very entertaining, the story really never slowed down. The small plot twist were obvious but didn't take away from the movie. I like the old school style looking wolfman, I believe Rick Baker did the make up for this movie. Overall enjoyable. The PQ was terrific, very sharp and clear for both night scene and day scenes. The AQ was great, the sound of the wolfman growling to the gunshots to even the music sounded great.
Classic Monster Tale Given A Dramatic, Atmospheric Remake
1 June 2010
Excerpt: This re-make of the Wolfman has received far more negative criticism than it deserves (IMHO). Many critics complained that it took too long to get going and gets bogged down in its own story. With the director's cut, the monster isn't even seen until the 1 hour mark. The first half is spent developing the characters and the story.
Summary: Being in the late 50's in age, I grew up on Universal horror and truly love the originals. But I have to say this remake exceeded my expectations. There are many suspenseful moments and the movie makers seem to have a clear grasp of what the objective was. Also there is a clear difference between a Hollywood werewolf (looks like a big wolf on two legs) and a "Wolfman." The wolf-man looks like an indistinguishable combination of both. A monster.