Friday, April 24, 2015

The Wolfman (2010)

Director: Joe Johnston

Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Rick Baker, Hugo Weaving

Lawrence Talbot's father sent him from the Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor to an insane asylum, then he goes to America to become a stage actor. When his brother's fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns to his father's estate to learn that his brother's mauled body has been found. Reunited with his estranged father, Lawrence sets out to find his brother's killer, and he is attacked out in the woods. Someone or something with brute strength and insatiable blood lust has been killing the villagers, and a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline comes to investigate. Lawrence Talbot comes to find out the secrets of his family.

This was a great remake of one of the best Monster movies. They have tried a few times to make a decent Wolfman movie, but most of the time it ends up a bit lame with the makeup or the story plot. They change the story  for this movie, but not in a way to make the movie worse or to turn people off from watching it. The changes did not make much of a difference to take away from the characters. I thought it made the movie more interesting. It added to the plot.
The cast was really good. Anthony Hopkins shined as the bad father who ruined his family's life with his troubles. The rest of the cast was really good, but I think that anyone could have played these characters. You believed them to be real, but some of them were almost forgettable. Hugo Weaving as the inspector did not stand out at all. He is a really good actor, but his role was played down a bit too much. That was a bit disappointing.

The makeup for this movie was a mixture of real and computer. It was the right amount to make it work for the movie and look convincing. Rick Baker did what he does best, make monsters. He and his crew created the perfect look for a new version of the Wolfman. He took the original features and made them more terrifying to the viewer. He made the monster look real. Rick Baker even played one of the victims in the movie.

I loved this movie. I'm a huge fan of the Universal Monsters. This movie kept the creatures alive and well for the future generations to enjoy. Watch this movie if you have not done so. Enjoy.

The Wolfman (2010) Trailer

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