Friday, February 12, 2010

Wolfman (2010)

Didn't really have time to post anything tonight, but after coming home from seeing The Wolfman I thought I would look on here to see what others think and to my surprise only Horror Movie A Day had anything to say so far on the movie.

Hopefully that means that everyone is busy seeing it right now. I know my theater was a packed house! This was the best werewolf movie I have ever seen. Seriously. Most of the changes that were made from the original make perfect sense and in my opinion are better, especially the time period and location of the film. There is one HUGE element of the movie that was added for this that wasn't really needed but was handled effectively. I won't say anything about it here just now as I don't want to spoil anything for those planning to go see it.

Fantastic production design, well timed jump scares scattered throughout, and rip roaring gore each and everytime the Wolfman is on screen.

And speaking of the gore, both it's level of violence and also Rick Baker's makeup design totally had me thinking that the spirit of Paul Naschy is alive and well. He would have loved this.

Please go see this and take someone you love with you for a Valentine's night out.


Matthew Coniam said...

I pretty much loved it too, and wasn't expecting to.
Amazing design, without ever tipping over into Coppola's Dracula-type absurdity, good scares, great fun.
I hope it's a hit too: there were only five of us in the cinema where I saw it!

Joe Monster said...

It was a very well made movie, but I think that it could've evolved into a stand-alone film without being a remake of "The Wolf Man." One of the things that really got me was the wolf cane... it was only seen a few times and there was absolutely no mention made of it. For the fans it was a cute bit of "Oh, look at that!", but those who didn't see the original were probably wondering what the hell it had to do with anything. Overall though it was a sharp looking werewolf film that delivered the gut-munching monster goods.