The Wolfman (2010)
The Wolfman is a 2010 American horror film directed by Joe Johnston and starring Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Geraldine Chaplin. Written by Andrew Kevin Walker and David Self, the film is a remake of the 1941 film of the same name.
Though absent from his ancestral home of Blackmoor for many years, aristocrat Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro) returns to find his missing brother at the request of the latter's fiancee, Gwen (Emily Blunt). He learns that a creature has links to an ancient curse turning people into werewolves when the moon is full. To save the village and protect Gwen, he must slay the bloodthirsty beast, but he contends with a horrifying family legacy.
Why It Rocks
- The Universal logo at the beginning makes a very neat reference to the early films.
- Amazing CGI, especially on the transformations.
- The makeup on The Wolfman is also awesome as it actually resembles a Wolfman.
- Rather than being a scary movie, it doesn't try to look dark, as the cinematography is actually brighter to see unlike other horror films.
- Chilling, but yet soothing soundtrack.
- Benicio del Toro was the perfect casting choice as Lawrence Tabot (otherwise known as The Wolfman). His howling is also chilling as well.
- "I will kill all of you!" is a memorable line.
- It does a faithful re-capture of the 1800s as well as one of the classic monsters of all time.
- Very creative death scenes such as a police officer getting his claws shoved up through the throat as well as one being thrown out the window, only to be spiked by gates.
- It gets very suspenseful at some scenes, leaving the viewer a bit scared of what's gonna happen next.
- Amazing transformation scenes.
- The plot twist where Lawerence's father killed Lawrence's mother.
- The hospital scene.
- The final fight scene between Lawrence and his father is also cool.
- The ending. It's extremely heartbreaking. In order to save Lawrence, Gwen had to shoot him in order not to be hunted down.
- While it's not as quite as disturbing and dark as Hereditary, it does have a completely depressing tone.
- It bombed at the box office and wasn't that well-received by critics.
- It's also not as good as the original.
- The Wolfman doesn't appear until an hour into the film, meaning you would have sit through the hour until you get into the good stuff.
- Very weak jumpscares.
- There's a sequence after the Wolfman's first appearance that is completely bizarre and had nothing to do with the film.
- The relationship between Lawerence and Gwen feels a bit forced in.