Sound Off: Joe Johnston's The Wolfman - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
February 12, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It was 1941 when Lon Chaney starred in the original Wolf Man, becoming one of the first iconic Universal monsters to hit the big screen. Now, some 69 years later, Universal is back with a new reimagining of the classic monster movie. The Wolfman stars Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving, and Emily Blunt. Is it any good? Does it live up to the original 1941 movie or any of the countless other werewolf movies released since? How is Del Toro as the Wolf Man? If you've seen it, sound off, leave us a comment below, and let us know what you thought of The Wolfman!
To fuel the fire, The Wolfman isn't that good, it's one big mess. I didn't hate it (like some critics did) but I didn't really like it either. It's just kind of okay, a mediocre mess of a film, that unquestionably feels like it was created by the studio, not the filmmaker (which is a shame). There are some good action scenes, but the story was just completely bland, some moments felt like they were included unnecessarily, and overall it was just mildly entertaining. I think the werewolf costume looked pretty good and so did the transition effects, but there were a few fights with some bad CGI. So in the end, it's just okay, I will probably forget it quickly.
What did you think of The Wolfman? Great modern monster movie or messy waste of time?