The Wolfman (2010)

R   |    |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror


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Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

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  • Anthony Hopkins in The Wolfman (2010)
  • John Krasinski and Emily Blunt at an event for The Wolfman (2010)
  • Benicio Del Toro in The Wolfman (2010)

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Trivia

The poem that Sir John Talbot (Sir Anthony Hopkins) reads is Percy Bysshe Shelley's The Cloud (1820): "That orbed maiden with white fire laden, whom mortals call the Moon."


Quotes

Lawrence Talbot: You killed my mother.
Sir John Talbot: Yes, I suppose I did.


Goofs

When Talbot enters Gwen Conliffe's shop, we see that the door has a flower design inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh after 1896.


Crazy Credits

The Universal logo at the start is the one from the 1940s, as a homage to the time when the original Wolfman was made.


Alternate Versions

The Unrated Director's Cut includes additional scenes not seen in the theatrical release:

  • The Universal logo at the beginning of the film is the 1940's logo used in the original "The Wolfman"
  • Ben Talbot's death is slightly longer.
  • An entirely new sequence showing Lawrence Talbot performing in a London play. Gwen Conliffe visits him in his dressing room post-show and interrupts a party to inform him that his brother Ben has gone missing. Lawrence dismisses her by saying that he cannot help as he is contracted to do 30 performances and is leaving for the States in the morning. This sequence creates an anachronism/goof later in the film as instead of mentioning her visiting him in London, Lawrence continuously references a letter that Gwen sent him which brings him to Blackmoor (as seen in the theatrical version).
  • As Lawrence travels by train to Blackmoor, there is a scene with an uncredited Max Von Sydow as an old man who gives Lawrence his silver wolf-head cane as protection (the cane that Sir John Talbot wields at the end of the film).
  • The tavern scene is slightly longer. After MacQueen's "melted down me mum's silverware" story, the villagers scoff at the notion of the killer being a werewolf, and blame the Talbots' misfortune on their dealings with the gypsies. One of the villagers calls Lawrence's late mother a "crazy gypsy whore", and Lawrence angrily confronts him and throws a drink in his face. After Lawrence is kicked out of the tavern, the villagers realize his identity.
  • When the posse fires into the hole after MacQueen's arm is ripped off, a rifle slug nails MacQueen in the chest, killing him. Additionally, there are a number of deleted and extended scenes:
  • After his attack, Lawrence has a short conversation with Gwen where she blames herself for the tragedy that has befallen the Talbots. Lawrence looks out the window and sees the posse that has come to round him up and tells Gwen to get his father while he goes outside to talk to them (the "you bear the mark of the beast" scene)
  • Lawrence's conversation with Singh is slightly longer. After Lawrence asks him why he never left Blackmoor, Singh explains that Sir John saved his life many years ago and that as a result he vowed to stay by his side.
  • The mausoleum transformation scene is slightly longer.
  • The London chase scene is longer. The Wolfman walks into a costume party / opera performance and is mistaken for a costumed patron. He attacks one of the patrons but is chased off by Aberline and his men.
  • Additionally, the Wolfman crashes a puppet theater performance in a park and kills the puppeteer. Aberline chases him out of the park and into the path of a steam engine (as seen in the theatrical version).
  • The final fight is slightly longer and sequenced differently than the theatrical version.

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Thriller

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