The Wolfman

Happy belated Valentines Day! I don’t celebrate it myself but I know many other’s do :)

My Sunday was mostly spent serving Markus with tissues, hot beverages and cough medicine. He’s sick and weak and we all know how men get when they’re sick ;) Thankfully I don’t seem to have caught his virus. Yet… *crosses fingers*
But then Alexandra called and wanted to go to the movies. To see The Wolfman. Of course I immediately said yes and left Markus in his pile of mucus and Kleenex. It’s about a friggin werewolf, how could I possibly resist?

Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman, is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father, Talbot sets out to find his brother… and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Talbot’s childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother’s fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline has come to investigate.
Written by Anonymous

First of all I just wanna say YAY LYCANS!!! :yay: The first time I saw the trailer for this film I was jumping with joy, the werewolf is my favourite monster/mythological creature ever!

The one problem most werewolf movies have is the actual werewolves themselves. They often have a low budget and because of that the monsters are mostly put together with rubber masks and fake hair glued on. And if they do have enough money to use 3D they still often make them ugly and… just not right. Lupin in The Prisoner of Azkaban for example is one of the worst I’ve ever seen (sorry Lupin, I still love you though).
But The Wolfman actually seemed to have a real budget and the trailer looked good so my hopes were high.
Unfortunately my expectations were only half met… In most scenes he looked ok or maybe slightly above average, in some scenes he looked beyond incredible, but in some other scenes (mostly the full frontal shots) he just looked like a disfigured dog. I still haven’t really decided what to think about him.
The actual transformation scenes though, when he changed from man to werewolf, were great! I loved how you could see his feet turn into paws and how his jaw got stretched. I guess that’s were most of the 3D money went ;)

The scenery and the colour scales were just perfect, dark and beautiful and ghostly. Benicio Del Toro was perfect in the lead role, me and Alex both agreed that he kinda looked like a werewolf even as a human :P And Anthony Hopkins is, well, he is Anthony Hopkins. Can’t really go wrong with that.
I was a little surprised at how much blood and gore the movie had. I don’t think it was truly necessary, it was already creepy enough, but I don’t mind. Blood splattering only adds to the flavour you know.

All in all it was money well spent and I will definitely buy it when it comes out on DVD. The not-as-perfect-as-I-had-hoped werewolf aside it’s still a good movie. I’m satisfied.

Comments

  1. 17 February 2010

    Sounds like a lot of people are getting sick. I caught a cold on V-day too. I’m hoping that it’s going away. I seem to be able to breathe better today then yesterday so that’s a good sign.

    I’m glad you were satisfied with the movie. It’s not one I plan on watching.

  2. 17 February 2010

    I do not plan to watch that movie. Something about it just screams total cheese-fest. I’ve never really been a big fan of werewolves, anyway. The only time I really enjoyed them was in the Underworld series. Glad to see you enjoyed it, though, if it was only halfway. :)

  3. 18 February 2010

    Hell yeah werewolves are my favorite monster! I can’t wait to see that movie. I think my favorite werewolf look is in the Underworld movies. :heart:

  4. 18 February 2010

    I’ve no desire to see The Wolfman, but Emily Blunt is in it and I love her <3

    TOTALLY agree with you about Lupin, though. When he turned into a werewolf in the movie my friend and I burst out laughing because he was SO not scary.

  5. 20 February 2010

    I love werewolves, I haven’t seen Wolfman yet, but as soon as I leave this town and end up in a city I’m going to.

  6. 20 February 2010

    My fingers are crossed so you don’t catch his virus! Men are so silly when they are ill.

    The film sounds interesting, I’m not sure I’d see it on the big screen but I’ll probably rent it when it comes out on dvd.

  7. 21 February 2010

    I’m more into vampires than werewolves but I might see the movie anyway since I love everything supernatural. :)

    I know what you mean about ugly werewolves in movies. They never seem to get them right! What do you think about the Twilight lycans? I don’t like them at all. They look like CGI and the point of good CGI is to make it not to look like CGI.

  8. 8 March 2010

    The previews for this movie looked great, but I was confused about the plot until I read your little summary :) I don’t know if it’s still in theaters, but I’ll probably rent the dvd when that comes out.

  9. 10 March 2010

    Lol, totally right on about men getting sick. Something about it just turns my boyfriend into a big baby that needs to be pampered 24/7.

    I hadn’t even heard of that movie, but then again, I don’t really watch movies. Glad you liked it. :)