Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Wolfman (2010)

"I am what they say I am - I'm a monster."

- The Wolfman

I had been really looking forward to checking out this film remake based on the 1941 classic horror film.

Though I've never seen the original film, it's pretty much your classic horror remake. There's a terror in town - part man, part wolf who goes around feeding on the townspeople whenever there is a full moon (aka when the "werewolf" transformation takes place).

The movie is set back in the past - close to the early days of Scotland Yard where there is much superstition and fear among society. (If you enjoyed this film, it's very similar in nature).

Since I enjoy period pieces, I really liked the setting and tone presented in the film. There was a sense of eeriness in the movie, a feeling of terror and fear. And, the terror and fear presented was one that showed two sides of the story. One, from the townspeople themselves. And, the other from the terror itself - The Wolfman.

The movie presented a moral dilemma, "What constitutes killing a beast? And, what defines a man from a beast? Where does it end, and where does it begin?" What is The Wolfman, man or beast?

Overall, I enjoyed the film. I felt it played true to the movie. Throughout the film, it had my attention - it had action, drama and suspense. With the film being a period piece, it really gave me a sense of the time period and the eeriness during that time in history.

This is a very straightforward movie, no real major twists and turns except for a few minor ones. (If you've seen the film, you'll know what I'm talking about). Though, I did enjoy it and felt it was worth the time.

If you're in the mood for a classic horror remake film, I recommend this one.

(Note: For another perspective on the movie, check out the following review from my tweep:

Action Flick Chick - Review Link

Happy movie watching!

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Candice Frederick said...

i'm curious about this one. i'd like to check out benicio in this. and i am not even a period film junkie, but i've just always liked the original story.

Film Gurl said...

After seeing this film, I'm thinking of seeing the original. It would be interesting to compare. I felt entertained with this one, there were some scary "in the face type moments," which really kept me alert throughout the movie. Thanks for stopping by!

Reel Whore said...

I want to go back and watch the original, too. I know I've caught pieces on TV over the years, but I need to give it my full attention.

Film Gurl said...

I agree. It would be interesting to see the original and compare to this one. Thanks for stopping by!