The Wolfman – Sledge’s Quick Take


From the director of the pointless trequel to Jurassic Park comes The Wolfman. Yes, Joe Johnston took over from first choice Mark Romanek who dropped out due to budget and the film being crap. Johnston was chosen because he stupidly agreed to complete the film on budget.

Was it a good idea?

No, I did not like this film.



Set in Victorian times, Lawrence Talbot, an actor living in America finds out his brother has gone missing. His brother‘s missus (Emily Blunt) is unhappy obviously. Lawrence’s dad (Sir Anthony Hopkins) breaks the news that an unknown beast had killed him. Desperate to discover what happened, Lawrence embarks on a journey to the forest at night where he is attacked by the same beast that killed his brother.

The CGI-animated Wolfman zips about too, too quickly and that movement was unnatural and the so called love story between Lawrence (Benicio Del Toro) and Blunt’s character doesn’t really work. The chemistry is lacking, and it looked like the actual love story arc was edited out.

On the good side though, Johnston has kept the feel of the film old looking, going back to the 40s original. Make-up maestro Rick Baker does his best work for years to create The Wolfman.

But, Del Toro is given little time to establish any chemistry with Blunt, which is a shame as they are both excellent actors.

So, if you‘re looking for a wonderfully shot, perfectly lit, atmospheric film then The Wolfman does just that.

Other than that, the two Oscar winners, a classic horror monster and $100 million to spend didnt make a good film. It didnt work.

© BRWC 2010.


We hope you're enjoying BRWC. You should check us out on our social channels, subscribe to our newsletter, and tell your friends. BRWC is short for battleroyalewithcheese.


Trending on BRWC:

Greatland

Greatland: Review

By Joel Fisher / 31st October 2020
The Retreat

The Retreat: Review

By Joel Fisher / 10th November 2020
The Walrus And The Whistleblower: Review

The Walrus And The Whistleblower: Review

By BRWC / 18th November 2020

Hillbilly Elegy: Another Review

By Matt Conway / 27th November 2020
My Summer As A Goth

My Summer As A Goth: Review

By Joel Fisher / 7th November 2020

Cool Posts From Around the Web:


Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.

NO COMMENTS

POST A COMMENT

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.