In a hollywood world of diminishing original thought and the onslaught of these second rate remakes, comes “The Wolfman”. Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro star in this reiteration of Lon Chaney’s original vehicle. While the effects are impressive (Oscar-winning), full of high caliber actors and a classic monster story, this film does not do what it intended. Which is okay, I’ve encountered 1,000′s of these movies. They set out to make ‘The Exorcist’ and ended up making ‘The Evil Dead’. The special effects are good, but some of the gags are too CGI and very laughable. The acting is good, the script is pretty bad, and the howl at moon…oh boy, that was a deal sealer. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s enjoyable to watch and a fun movie, do not expect a classic. The moment wolfy howls though, i got sent back to the dreadful time when i heard Darth Vader say “Yippeee!” <shudder> and “FUCK THIS” came out of my mouth. But, i forged on and finished the movie, much like Episode 1, hoping it would get better and thinking it might only be a fluke in the scene. Well, 1 out of 2 aint bad, “Wolfman” got better, Episode 1 FAILED. You see, whether the filmmakers’ intentions fail, but my own enjoyment is fulfilled, i can still walk away happy. I don’t give a fuck what other people want. It’s what i want, all the time. It’s a selfish way to review movies, i know, but, then again, I Don’t Care. The howl made me chuckle aloud and gave a cuddly factor to the beast, Whoops. It does pay good homage to the original though, i can say that much. So, check it out, don’t expect too much and have some fun. Let me know what you think. As always, Thanks for reading.
Listening To: Fake Problems “Ramblin’ Man”, Interpol “Untitled”, The Gaslight Anthem “We Came To Dance”, Alkaline Trio “Cooking Wine”, Dropkick Murphy’s “I’m Shipping Up To Boston”, REM “Losing My Religion”, Mad Caddies “Why Must I Wait”, Common Rider “Signal Signal”, Wire “I Am The Fly”, Rival Schools “Wring It Out”, Fishbone “Ma And Pa”, Muse “Starlight”, The Zombies “Care Of Cell 44″