Okay, I don't ever really 'review' things online, but I finally escaped tonight and went to a movie. I couldn't remember the last movie I've gone to, it's been a long time. I went alone, and it was pretty fun. Going alone felt so 'rogue', and I liked it. Based on comments my brother and best friend made regarding Alice in Wonderland, I opted to see The Wolfman. It has Anthony Hopkins, and that's all I needed to read to make my decision on what to see. I won't copy Ben's 5 star rating system, I like something with more options, so I'll go with the old school grading system. A down to F.
The Wolfman (C+)
Worth seeing in the theaters? NO
Worth renting? MAYBE
Worth purchasing? NO
It was basically your run-of-the-mill werewolf movie. I caught on to the plot WAY too quickly, which is saying something. Anthony Hopkins did the best in his role compared to the other characters, but he wasn't mind blowing. I didn't fall in love with any of the characters. Visually I thought it could have been so much better. The effects were decent enough though, good gore and guts, okay werewolves. And there was a flat-lined love story thrown in. I could tell you the plot in less than 10 sentences, but then I'd be a plot spoiler, but trust me, it wasn't anything very spectacular, this movie's plot line just didn't throw me any punches and I wasn't impressed.
One of the previews however caught my interest, "the Crazies", it looked a little zombie-ish, and who doesn't LOVE zombies? I need to find out more about this movie.