The Wolfman

2010

Action / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller

197
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 34%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 33%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 104690

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Director

Cast

Emily Blunt as Gwen Conliffe
Asa Butterfield as Young Ben
Olga Fedori as Young Gypsy Woman
David Sterne as Mr. Kirk
720p.BLU
599.97 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 43 min
P/S 4 / 11

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MonsterVision99 8 / 10

Underrated.

The Wolfman its a remake of the 1941 horror classic The Wolfman, both movies are really good and rely on their atmosphere and their effects.

This movie its actually a bit better than the original but its a very disliked film, for some reason.

The film has everything that you want from a horror monster movie, the Gothic atmosphere, the gore, the effects, the characters.

The make up effects are the work of Rick Baker, who has worked on another really good werewolf film, American Werewolf In London.

The directors cut its amazing, I don't know if the original Theatrical release had this much gore, but its great anyway.

The film takes the best from the original universal classics and the best from the Hammer era, a must from horror fans.

Reviewed by machterberg 8 / 10

Sorely underated. Deserves much better than it got. Not a dumb monster movie, very intelligent.

It still boggles my mind how this film did not get the praise it deserves. When so many other monster films, let alone werewolf movies, are shallow, this film had an interesting story, talented actors, and phenominal makeup.

Even better is that it clearly is an homage to the original 1941 Wolf Man film without just copying and pasting the original story. It tries to be its own thing without acting "too cool" or "better" than the original, which is rarely seen in remakes, especially nowadays. And theres very subtle parallels to Hamlet througout the movie that I didn't catch until the third viewing which I find brilliant. Not to mention there's throwbacks to the original (aside from the cane) that are very subtle and well amalgamated into the story. I loved Abberline's character (Hugo Weaving was awesome) and would have totally seen a sequel that focused on his character following the events. I like how he wasn't just evil and was just an officer trying to keep people safe and legitamately feared what Lawrence would do which makes his fate all the more ironic. I think Anthony Hopkins may seem shallow at first until you really think about what his condition has driven him too. It only makes sense after so many years, he would just be a broken man who can't care anymore. I get chills everytime he says "Look into my eyes Lawrence. You can see I'm quite dead."

The only thing that keeps me from giving this film a higher rating is sadly the CGI. Unfortuantely they were planning on doing practical effects for the werewolf transformations, but ran out of time and money. And while not bad, it's obvious and dated which really hurts a film like this since the transformation is a big part of any werewolf movie. It really hurts because they had Rick Baker, the god of werewolf practical effects, on the team and to this day I think he expressed how upset he was at being unable to do a practical transformation, but fortuantely they were able to have him do the costume and IT LOOKS AMAZING. And Benicio Del Toro wore that suit like it was his own skin. You could not have chosen a better actor.

I think this might have gotten backlash for having a different approach than people expected. I think people were expecting a dumb gore fest flick or simply hated this film because it was a remake (which I was initially guilty of). But it definately has rewatch value and has very clever, very smart writing which explores elements of the original that were lightly touched upon and greatly improves the romance between Lawrence and Gwen. Definately give this flick a chance if you like werewolf movies with an interesting story.

Reviewed by mcdp 10 / 10

Totally Underrated Werewolf Movie

I've watched this film more than 10 times and will watch it over and over again because every time I do, it never ceases to mesmerize me. The script was well-written, the actors were really great (especially Anthony Hopkins), the setting was just right, the music was excellent, the special effects were magnificent, the costumes were fabulous, the entire film was well-directed. This, for me, is the best werewolf movie ever, a masterpiece. I can't wait for another one to top this.

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