Horror Film Reviews: The Wolfman
The Wolfman Movie Review
The Wolfman is the latest version of a Universal movie classic, starring Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro, The Wolfman story is a great one to tell and in this movie it's done very well indeed, with the main draw of the special wolf effects created by Rick Baker. The overall atmosphere of this movie is what makes it appealing, from the old style London buildings and every countryside flashed in moonlight at every chance.
The story begins when the brother of Benicio Del Toro is killed by a wolf creature and then Del Toro travels all the way from New York to find out what killed his brother and as he finds out that it was a werewolf creature that was responsible for his brothers death, he goes to the local gypsies to find out about a gypsy medallion that was found at the scene and this is where a werewolf attacks and he is bitten by the werewolf, which we just know would happen.
The rest of the movie is a mixture of him turning into the wolf and slashing a few people, ripping a few arms off and a couple of head decapitations and then of course there is a mystery of when he was a child he saw his father holding his dead mother with a razor blade in her hand, which is explained right at the end of the movie, a plot twist that you may have seen coming, especially with Anthony Hopkins wild eyed but always Silence Of The Lambs Type performance.
If you've ever seen American Werewolf In London, then we all know that the special effects in that movie were quite ground breaking for the time and some of them still stand up to this day. Well in The Wolfman, the effect's are a mixture of great prosthetics and CGI using the classic morphing technique and some of the shots of Del Toros hands twisting as the bone structure changes is almost seamless as you cannot distinguish between special effect and computer effect, it's almost like How do they do that?
I enjoyed this film and I certainly will buy the movie, mainly to watch the extras, such as the DVD commentary which I always find fascinating with behind the scenes thoughts, inspirations and verbal notes to intrigue.
Go and buy it or wait until the price goes down.
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