Monday, June 21, 2010

Film Review - The Wolfman (2010)

The Wolfman is based on the original 1941 film of the same name and the story here concerns an actor named Lawrence Talbot played by Benicio Del Toro as he investigates the death of his brother, but he will find much more than that.

The Wolfman remake has some very nice cinematography, production design and music which is by Danny Elfman, it even has some good actors who ham it up well in the case of Anthony Hopkins and Hugo Weaving and hey, the scenes with the Wolfman are tons of fun and even had me howling every time the film did the same but the overall story just wasn't as strong as it could have been, as all it did was degenerate into a "abusive father/vengeful son" story as well as a beauty and the beast type of story between Del Toro and the character played by Emily Blunt, who's too good of an actress to be in this type of film, but hey when you have bills to pay you got to take what you can I suppose, not that I'll hold that against her, she's a good actress overall and holds her own here fairly well.

As for my final thoughts, it's good fun despite some flaws and I won't argue you if you howl yourself, 2 and a half out of 5.

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