Escape to the Movies: Wolfman

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Wolfman

This week MovieBob takes a look at Wolfman.

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I like all the actors in this movie. That can't be the selling point can it? Oooo Interesting how good are the wolfman rampages in this flick? I mean from the previews they seem promising and you confirming there will be gore I think I am sold.

Mr.smith...I also hope the captain america thing is good but GO CANADA MAN!!

On my way to go see this, just wanted to catch your review first. Hope it is good and I don't notice your complaints, you sounded like they're not that noticeable.

I dunno...

I watched the original Wolfman movie a few weeks ago, and I found it to be a fascinating character pieced based around Larry Talbot (then played by Lon Cheney Jr.). I fear for this movie's quality on that basis (also because I'm under the assumption that anybody who has the gumption to play Che Guevara in a different movie is miscast in something with a mostly British cast). And also, because I'm afraid of how they'll butcher the father/son dynamic.

But we'll see.

Good review. I think I'm gonna watch this at the cinema, mostly because of Anthony Hopkins.

Well, this or Daybreakers.

What one-liner?.... Oh you mean the "Wolfman nards" line. Ohohoho, Bob trust me, people don't need to be your age to have atleast heard this one, even if(like me) they haven't seen it.

Thanks for the heads-up on the gore, Bob. That's enough to turn me off of this: while I like Hopkins, Del Toro, and Weaving, I detest gore-porn to the point I would've gotten up and left the theater at the first "munching intestines" scene, so you saved me the cost of a ticket and concessions.

HA! For once I saw a movie BEFORE you recommended it, and we were still in agreement! My verdict was "did a great job as a bad monster movie", which was all I could have ever hoped for. I was a little disappointed in Hopkins in the first half of the film, some of those lines felt kinda phoned in... but then I realized later in the film that it's his character phoning them in, not him... I suppose...

love del toro, mostly from your avatar 300lb

Herr Wozzeck:
I dunno...

I watched the original Wolfman movie a few weeks ago, and I found it to be a fascinating character pieced based around Larry Talbot (then played by Lon Cheney Jr.). I fear for this movie's quality on that basis (also because I'm under the assumption that anybody who has the gumption to play Che Guevara in a different movie is miscast in something with a mostly British cast). And also, because I'm afraid of how they'll butcher the father/son dynamic.

But we'll see.

All that stuff is handled perfectly. Lawrence Talbot now has spent most of his life in America, which explains away the American accent, but Del Toro is so reserved in his role as Lawrence that it never clangs. The dynamic between him and Hopkins is the fuel that keeps the movie humming. This is certainly a movie about a man turning into a wolf, not just a wolf-man-thing.

Well, it definitely looks like a better Valentines Day movie than Dear John or........well...Valentine's Day (oh the cruel irony!) for that matter, so consider me "SOLD" on the prospect of seeing this one in theaters.

Also, I have NO idea how they're going to pull off a good Captain America movie. They're going to have to rip the guts out of the source material if they even want to stand a chance.

If only they had allowed Reb Brown to do his thing in Cap movies he was in. It's like casting Christopher Walken and not have him be awesome.

At any rate, sounds like an interesting movie to be sure. I think I'll give it a watch when it comes on TV eventually.

Now I'm going to totally yell, "wolfman's gone mad"

Screw you guy. : )

It's your fault.

Anyway, thanks fr the info on both the future Green lanturn and Captain America in the last weeks. I'm looking forward to both and would prefer not to be hurt by either.

May actually Kill myself if the Captain America Movie comes out poorly...

I think it's quite interesting that it's called The Wolfman, but the main character is also literally an American Werewolf in London.

The second time Del Toro play a canine.

I'll wait for the Blu-Ray, though.

Good review, now I'll definitely go see it once I have the time.

However, there's one thing in this vid that just doesn't sit right with me... Bob, did you just list Jurassic Park 3 as a good movie...? Did you drop acid?

Also, maybe you have to be an American to be excited about the new Cap movie, but as much of a Marvel fan as I am, I couldn't care less about the upcoming movie. Besides, in every single comic I've read so far (seriously, there is no exception to this) Captain America is the biggest fucking douche on the planet.

Think I might go see that movie. I want to see a Wolfman doing Wolfman stuff, so I guess this won't dissapoint!

Think I will give this a miss then. Doesn't really interest me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu6L9pG_E6o
Required viewing, for what is said at the end.

Besides, in every single comic I've read so far (seriously, there is no exception to this) Captain America is the biggest fucking douche on the planet.

You must read Ultimates.
Let me send you some scans.

Brotherhood of the Wolf is so, so, SO good. Watch it immediately. Nice shout out, there, Bob.

HardRockSamurai:

Also, I have NO idea how they're going to pull off a good Captain America movie. They're going to have to rip the guts out of the source material if they even want to stand a chance.

Here is my idea for a good movie out of Captain America: leave him in WWII for 95% of the movie anyway. I know that at its core, Captain America is a fish out of water story about a man whose values and ideology does not mesh well in a modern setting, but that is what the sequel is for. The first movie should be origin, the youth named Steve Rogers and his desire to become a Soldier in the United States army even though he has 4F status. It has to show his desire to volunteer for dangerous experiments, his battles in Europe and his "fatal" attempt to end a doomsday device shot off by Zemo or the Red Skull.

Since the idea bandied about is to have these "Avengers" movies to end with the Avengers anyway, the fish out of water story could be a central theme of the Avengers movie, as well as the idea of Magic, Technology, Super Science gone right and Super Science gone wrong meshing together to save the world from evil.

Reviewing the movie that's advertised before the review began. Ballsy.

Really though, the makeup job looks so damn impressive. I may go see it just for that.

I'll admit, I thought this film would be another Twlight-style pile of faeces and was hoping for it to have a new hole torn in its side.

However, from what's been said, maybe I'll give it a chance.

Actually seeing this in an hour or so. Got a good idea though what I'm in for now!

From your review MovieBob, Wolfman looks ok. If I can get a friend or somebody to see it with me, I'll see in theaters, or I'll just wait for it to come out on DVD as you said it looks like they'll be added stuff that they must of removed for the theaterical release for the Director's Cut when it's released.

I'm also praying that the Captain America movie will be good too. I know I'm an American, and because of that, it's probably why I think of the Cap as a great superhero, but he's a classic that deserves to be treated right. Especially after all the crapy live-action stuff based on it, and over the past two years with Bucky taking over as the Cap with the real one gone after Marvel's Civil War storyline in the comic books.

Good review. Ill probably enjoy watching this. Im hoping that Captain America will be good too.

Ah, that's almost a shame. It might be good, but I was put off of seeing it by the overly-vigorous ad campaign for it (and The Escapist didn't help that cause much). Same thing happened with 21 for me--too much advertising had the adverse affect, in that it made me not want to see it.

Phew! Glad to see a mostly positive review. I've been kind of excited at the idea of Del Toro and Hopkins sharing the screen (and I love Weaving's fierce mustache) and my wife has been lukewarm on the idea of seeing this. I think we can plunk down our money with confidence, now.

That was surprising, I thought he'd slam the movie into the ground because of the current torrent of Vampires and Werewolf movies we've been seeing as a result from the likes of Underworld and Twilight, plus I was half-expecting this movie to be terrible (which is all-too-easily forgiven in the horror genre).

On a side note: we're getting The Green Lantern, another remake of Spiderman AND Captain America? What's next, Aquaman? Oh please, please, please may I be wrong about that one.

I take it he hasn't heard the Bad News about them making Captain America a USO performer...

Also, Aquaman would work fine as a movie as long as they make him a half human half fish man like I reckon a half atlantean half human should be.

TsunamiWombat:
I take it he hasn't heard the Bad News about them making Captain America a USO performer...

To my understanding, that's been largely mis-reported. Supposedly the USO business is mostly their explanation for why he's wearing his somewhat-ostentatious costume - i.e. it's the same origin story as before save that - because he's now the only "super-soldier" - instead of sending him to the front they dress him up and put him on the USO tour as a propaganda mascot. Presumably he gets annoyed at this and runs off to the front anyway, though still in the Captain America "stage identity." Works for me.

I remember meeting and getting the autograph of the live action movie Cap'n America in the picture on the left with the bike helmet. He was still ripped. After seeing Daybreakers I was amazed to hear that this Wolf Man review sounded like the werewolf movie people needed because of the previous types of werewolf movies. I'm glad this movie is out and I too am anxious for the trailer of the Cap'n America movie but we most likely wont be seeing it till after the Green Lantern(dam you Ryan Reynolds for stealing Nathan Fillions' gig), Wonder Woman, Thor, and a some other Marvel/DC character movies.

I don't get why someone would be looking forward to a Captain America movie.

First, we've had our share of comic book to movie adaptations and while it doesn't mean they should stop making them, I think we should stop acting like tween girls when it comes to comic book movies... Geeks with sci-fi, comics and medieval stuff tend to act the same way a bunch of 14 years old girl does in front of a boys band.

Second, with a character like Captain America... it's safe to expect a "Pro USA" movie, which is good for Americans, but for the rest of the world... it's hard to share the same enthusiasm about a country nationalism and proud that isn't ours... and believe me, I am not saying this as a bad thing for Americans, since I have great respect for people that are proud about their country.

Plus we already know what will be the movie;
Part 1: Establishing Captain America, his antagonist and his love interest.
Part 2: Using his powers for great good on random small events and struggling with his romance, while the villain his putting up his master plan.
Part 3: the final showdown... the villain capture the chick and Captain America as to fight while dealing a trivial dilemma.
Don't we already saw this in Spider-Man, Hulk and Iron Man, just to name a few.
Also I have big doubts that it would be as deep as Dark Knight or as visually impressive as Sin City.

I think there was a hiatus around the owning rights of Captain America which in part explains why no movie has been done yet. On the other hand... X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Daredevil and Punisher were far more interesting characters to port into a movie... I'm not saying they ended up making good movies with them, simply that the potential was greater to begin with. Add to that the graphic novels such as Sin City, Watchmen, LXG, V for Vendetta and so on, and it simply reinforce my opinion about not wanting more comic book movies.

Yeah, I know this was a review about Wolf Man and not Captain America, but I couldn't help myself. I respect Bob analyzing skills and impressive movie knowledge, but I kind of question his judgement when he concludes with that type of comments.

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