Norrock The Zombie Eater wrote: hackblowfist666 wrote:
This will definitely go on my "buy it" list, I thought it was a pretty good movie. Hopefully the delectable Emily Blunt will occupy some of those extra 17 minutes!
Does it hold up as good as Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) & mary shelley's Frankenstein (1994)?
I thought both where good remakes of classic old school horror flicks...
IMO, it does hold up to one more than other, not to say that Dracula or Frankenstein are bad films, in fact I'm a fan of both of these horror remakes. Dracula in particular, while Frankenstein has many shortcomings IMO, it still is a film I enjoy. THE WOLFMAN certainly has similarites to the two, especially BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA. Which even mainstream critics were mentioning in reviews back in its release, in February. Even the WOLFMAN's soundtrack is similar to DRACULA's. In fact Elfman was a fan of Kilar's score for Coppola's film.
Rick Baker's creature makeup and effects are incredible for this film! Lots and lots of mayhem, carnage and blood, you won't be disppointed on the gore, trust me. This Wolfman kicks ass!
The only beef I have with the film is its runtime, wish it was a bit longer (hopefully I'll see more in its extended cut on DVD/Bluray) and the characters had more time on the screen and even explore the myths and subplots of the story as well. Love the finale, I'm not going to ruin it for you but it is pissa, I liked it!