The Wolfman (2010) – 6/10 monster horror movie

Cast / crew
Director: Joe Johnston
Screenplay Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker
Screenplay Writer: David Self
Based on the Motion Picture Screenplay by: Curt Siodmak
Producer: Scott Stuber
Producer: Benicio Del Toro
Producer: Rick Yorn
Producer: Sean Daniel
Benicio Del Toro: Lawrence Talbot
Anthony Hopkins: Sir John Talbot
Emily Blunt: Gwen Conliffe
Hugo Weaving: Aberline
Geraldine Chaplin: Maleva
Art Malik: Singh
Antony Sher: Dr. Hornegger
David Schofield: Constable Nye

The Wolfman (2010)

Lawrence Talbot returns home after a long absence when his brother is killed. The body is horribly mutilated with a ferocity that suggests a wild animal and Lawrence, spurred on by the big eyes of his brother’s fiancée, determines to get to the bottom of things. The bottom of his brother’s death, that is.

6/10

Barely adequate though technically accomplished horror. None of the thought that must go into an expensive production like this survived to the screen. While it’s paced well and is certainly not boring, this is impactless, unatmospheric, journeyman filmmaking at it’s blandest without even the crutch of decent horror or action sequences (edited until you can’t visually follow them). Anthony Hopkins is the only reason to watch (Emily Blunt sideboob not withstanding) as he does his usual thing of making it sound like he got the world’s most amazing, intelligent and witty script while everyone got something else entirely. He didn’t, of course. He’s just that good.

This movie contains mild nudity, strong gory violence, very gory and unpleasant scenes

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

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