December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

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Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

March 11, 2011

The Wolfman (2010)

When it's over, The Wolfman was a gothic slasher horror film.  If you like the whole genre of werewolves, then it's definitely a film to watch.  Yes, it's scarier, gorier, and has better special effects than its predecessors, but I was expecting that with an "R" rating and any rating less would be pointless to watch.  Benicio Del Toro plays Lawrence, who has returned to England to solve the murder of his brother.  Upon his return, he is reunited with his estranged father, John, played by Anthony Hopkins.  In his quest to find out the truth of his brother's murder, Lawrence is bitten by a werewolf and ultimately shares the fate of the werewolf's curse.  There's a bit of plot and a bit of love story, but nothing substantial for it to fall in the ranks of such films as Underworld and An American Werewolf in London.

My rating: 3 out of 5

1 comment:

  1. I love the mood of this film. The story could have been more developed but the aesthetic style is alone is enough to make me sit and watch for 2 hours.