I should begin by saying that Wolfman wasn’t all bad. There, now that is out-of-the-way, let the shellacking begin. Of course when I say that is wasn’t all bad, that is kind of like saying it wasn’t all that good, either. And it wasn’t! Anthony Hopkins was amazing, Benicio del Toro not so much. I don’t know what it was about his performance, because del Toro is an awesome actor, but something about the tone in his voice when he said his lines made me feel that he just wasn’t the right guy for the job. Having said that, however, the plot was solid and the visual effects top-notch.
The story begins with the disappearance of Ben Talbot, brother of famed Shakespearian actor Lawrence Talbot (played by Benicio del Toro), who is haunted by a childhood experience where he found his mother dead and bleeding in the arms of his father. As a result of this traumatic experience, Lawrence is sent to an insane asylum.
Once back in his home town Lawrence reveals to his father and his brother fiancé that he will not leave town until his brother murderer is caught. However, it is unclear just who or what has killed his brother. Some say it was the work of an animal, but other feel that because of the way that the body was mutilated, it had to be done by the hands of a man. The truth become clear, if only to Lawrence, that his brother was killed by some wild animal that attacks a gypsies camp that Lawrence is visiting while trying to solve the mystery surround his brother’s death. It is during this that Lawrence is bitten and almost killed by this strange animal. It will be another full month, on the night of the next full moon that he will learn that the animal that attacked him was no simple animal roaming the woods outside of London.
The movie had its good points and bad. The graphics were awesome and the storyline layout out in a detailed way that was easy to follow, it just seemed that Lawrence‘s lines were rehearsed rather than genuine, which made me think of somebody reading a script every time del Toro spoke.
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