The Wolfman Quick Review

Directed by Joe Johnston

The Wolfman is a remake of the 1941 classic. Beginning with the original rhyme, The Wolfman brings more blood and more guttural reactions than the original.

It certainly was not the same story, which brought expectations and anticipation. It delved into more of the history of the Talbots, depicting Lawrence as a young boy forced into an asylum after witnessing his mother’s cruel death.

Benicio del Toro was amazing as the troubled, haunted nobleman turned stage actor. As a man, he is caring and compassionate, and as a werewolf, he is ferocious and wild. Benicio del Toro brought Lawrence Talbot to life in this adaptation (Though no one can forget Lon Chaney, Jr. as the original 1941 wolf man).

I have mentioned it before that if given the choice between vampires and werewolves, I will always lean towards the furry rather than the fanged. I stand by that decision.

The Wolfman is a great werewolf film, but I still love the 1941 classic. However, I was quite amused by the addition of Abberline (Hugo Weaving) who is based on the real life Victorian inspector who worked on the Jack the Ripper case.

During the film, I couldn’t stop thinking about Johnny Depp as Inspector Abberline in From Hell whenever Hugo Weaving was on the screen even though his Abberline was only a play on the real inspector.

Who would you choose between these inspectors?

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~ by nicmarray on February 18, 2010.

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