Have you seen the new movie just recently in released on DVD “The Wolfman”? Benicio del Toro starred with Anthony Hopkins in the remake of the 1941 classic.


I thought the movie was well done. Many gave it mixed reviews. The plot was changed slightly and those who were familiar with the storyline wanted more of Maleva or thought that the deviations did not help the plot.

Blood and gore came one response…

These are my thoughts on the matter:

Werewolves are all about blood and gore. Their response to the moon is one that lacks self-control. That same lack of control accompanied by an inability to satisfy an endless blood-thirst epitomizes the werewolf as it savagely shreds its victims.

This uncontrollable stereotype has been cast upon the werewolf, a far cry from its undead extreme nemesis, the Vampire. The Vampire who remains the picture of control (with a few exceptions here and there) has evolved into a sexy and seductive hunter. I’m thinking the Werewolf who has not evolved much at all (Even the Lycans show their full-blooded brothers as wild animals) will remain the root of the blood and gore – until perhaps Stephanie Meyers gets hold of them. 🙂

So what are the mixed reviews about?

Full moon – Check nice transitions on time depicting the phases. 

Blood and Gore – check check can we really have a werewolf movie without that? 

New Plot – Although closely tied to the original, this plot did have some new twists. Can you really be kept in suspense when you know the storyline from end to end? What will make you jump out of your seat if not with a new twist in the plot? The question becomes how much do you change the story and still keep it as a remake? With the advances in cinematography there’s no doubt that this was a well-crafted movie. We have after all come a long way from 1941.

Perhaps it was all just left to timing… Which we all know has no rhyme or reason for making things a hit!