4 August 2011 | ma-cortes
New version based on the classic of the 40s with a top-notch Benicio Del Toro as mythic werewolf
Grisly horror and gore in this formulaic terror film by an excellent duo protagonist , Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins based on The Wolf Man (1941)by George Waggner and screenplay by Curt Siodmak that is a classic horror about a man who returns home to his father after his brothers death , while staying with his dad and attempting to make amends with him he meets an array of new people and he seems to like it . From creator ¨ Jurassic Park ¨, ¨Jumanji¨ and recently ¨Captain America¨ bring us this ¨Wolfman¨, a creepy terror movie that have you breathless . Upon the death of his brother , Larry Talbot (Benicio Del Toro) returns from his stage acting to his ancestral home . He's now the heir to the family estate after the death of his elder brother . His father , Sir John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins) , welcomes him back warmly and he soon settles into local life and takes an interest in the brother's girlfriend named Gwen(Emily Blunt). Fables and myths abound about werewolves, beasts that are half-man and half-wolf. For Larry, those myths may be all too real. He visits a gypsy camp when are attacked by someone who has turned into a werewolf . Larry fights the werewolf but things take a turn for the worst when is bitten during the fight. Larry's father tells him that this will cause him to become a werewolf at each full moon . Larry confesses his plight to his unbelieving father , Sir John, then the villagers join in a hunt for the wolf . Larry, transformed by the full moon, heads for the forest and a fateful meeting with the villagers . Later Larry is developing an extraordinary force and aware himself there happened more than an accident and has a horrible curse who cannot to control . Then he undergoes a dental and hirsute transformation at the night and going on a murderous rampage every time the moon is full. He increases strength , heightened senses and unnatural sexual allure and he sprout hair and pointy ears , his hands have a five-pointed star like a pentagram , but it's the mark of the beast and pretty freaks occur them . He's been infected, he's cursed , he's got to sever the line of the beast . Larry bears the marking of the beast , the only way to break the curse is to find the werewolf that attack him . The problem is how to kill the werewolf , with silver bullet but also has to separate the head from the heart .
This exciting motion picture displays drama , action, suspense, terror with mysterious touches and is quite entertaining . It's a crossover with a little of the classic version ¨Lon Chaney's Werewolf¨, and ¨John Landis' Werewolf in London¨ and wrapped in a postmodern style . It's some different but with clear reference to previous vintage film . Good performances from Benficio Del Toro as a good man when is bitten by a werewolf and becomes one himself and the veteran Anthony Hopkins who hides a terrible secret . The transformation of man into werewolf is complex and is made by expert make-up artist Rick Baker , creator in ¨ Lobo , Men in black , Grinch , Gorillas in the mist ¨ and many others ; furthermore by means of computer generator FX, and a device under remote control ,thus the radio-control moves the eyes,ears, nose, lips werewolf ,besides an actor into the suit brings the life the creepy Wolf man. The famous screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker provides a well-knit plot with mystery and horror, giving full rein to Joe Johnston natural talent for the terror genre . Stirring and thrilling musical score by Danny Elffman , Tim Burton's usual . Colorful and dark cinematography by Shelly Johnson , Joe Johnston's ordinary . It's a standard terror and sometimes graphically gory and turns out to be an acceptable attempt to cash in the werewolf sub-genre. Rating : 6,5 Good .