Wolfman Movie Reviews
User reviews on Wolfman
Its a great remake! If you don't enjoy this one then you are definitley not a fan of the classics or good, modern horror flicks. Then again, if your thing is 'Saw 1-26' then this movie isn't for you. Torture flicks belong in the dumpster.
Yup, this was a horror movie...a horror to watch. It just shows that even with very capable leading actors you can't turn a boring screenplay with a ridiculous script into something worthwhile.
Yes, visually the late 1800's setting works and some of the special effects are good. But, all you're doing is suffering through some very slow moving, disconnected scenes (not that I was expecting some kind of classic) waiting for the creature to do the metamorphosis thing and attack with the subsequent gore.
The whole thing was horribly flat. The theater was empty with good reason.
If you like classic horror movies, you know Dracula, wolfman, Frankenstein and so on,I don't think you will be disappointed in universals remake of the wolfman. The story has been tweeked a little and the special effects are pretty good.Overall I feel it is a EXCELLENT remake (long overdue) of the horror classic!
How delightful to feel like you didn't waste your money going to a movie. The acting by Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro was great and the special effects and scenery was wonderful. If you like a good horror movie, we don't think you'll be disappointed!
I was happily surprised how much I liked this remake/update! I found it was subtle in parts and faithful in spirit to the original in tone if not in story overall. Del Toro really put his heart in this one and he honored the original performance well. The biggest letdown for me were twofold:
*the over-reliance on CGI (although the director explained it pretty well in promo interviews, so I forgave it)
*Hopkins' over the top portrayal. He's getting hammier as he ages.