Saturday, February 13, 2010

wolf man

The Wolfman is an excellent film. If you ever saw the original with Lon Chaney Jnr you won't be disappointed and if you're new to gothic horror remakes you won't be disappointed either!

Benifio del Toro is perfect as Lawrence Talbot, with the necessary hangdog expression and hard done by aura. And a real treat is Hugo Weaving, an actor with such presence that you can't be sure he hasn't made a pact with the devil, if such a fellow existed.

There are lovely echoes of other films, the original Wolfman of course, a few nods in the direction of An American Werewolf in London, little Silence of the Lambs touches and much recreational defenestration a la Father Ted.

Great fun and a good, daft, story.
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