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The Hirsute of Happiness 28.02.2010

Posted by Commodore Mendez in Movie reviews.
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Do werewolves read Allen Ginsberg?

Movie: The Wolfman (2010)
Plot: The bad Hulk movie with werewolves, or Hannibal Lector’s son comes home to find out why his brother was julienned on the moors.
IMHO: Seeing this on bootleg probably robbed me of the only creative nuances of this and any werewolf movie—the makeup and transformation scenes. This because every werewolf movie is a tragedy, in fact, the same tragedy: nice man gets bit; turns to a moon-howler, kills; wakes up disoriented; falls in love along the way; gets killed, his lover present, if not actually doing the killing. This remake of the 1941 classic grows no new fangs, with Benicio Del Toro doing the perpetual look of despair typical to all lycanthropic leads, and Anthony Hopkins phoning it in as his long-in-the-tooth dad. Emily Blunt is pretty.
Compared to the great Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, this movie doesn’t mince words.
If Leonard Nimoy had directed it, he would’ve emphasized the original movie‘s metaphorical take on Nazi Germany. And kept the pentagrams.
If Scotty had seen the movie with me, he’d have said, “Aye, now that calls for some hair of the dog! Will you join me, lad?”
SPOILER: This is not the movie with the fey vampire and his teen gf.
I give this movie: 1.5 Nomads out of 5



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