Wolfman Movie Criticism
In response to Werewolf967’s wolfman movie review, I’d like to say he does make some good points, however I think he is being overly harsh on the Wolfman. In fact, my review of wolfman is the exact opposite! I urge you to see it!
I can absolutely see why Werewolf967 is saying not to see the movie. If you look at it as a straight werewolf movie, there are many problems with it – starting with the werewolf itself. But remember, this is a remake! The studio tried to stay with the original Wolfman and although I have never seen the original, I don’t think they strayed too far. In fact, the werewolf looks almost exactly like the original looked. The Wolfman was a classic 1930s monster – the likes of Dracula and Frankenstein – and, well, they stuck with that image in the movie. Doesn’t everyone usually hate it when they take a remake and they redo the whole thing so that it is unrecognizable?
I agree with what Werewolf967 says in that the movie does not accurately portray the werewolf community – but like Werewolf967 himself says – the Wolfman was created a looong looong time ago. They had no intention of representing the werewolf community – they were just trying to remake a movie that already existed! It’s a mistake to go into the movie expecting something original, but if you go into the movie expecting an update to an old classic, well, that’s what you get. And I have to say, the very fact that the werewolf is what the whole movie is about has got to be a good enough reason to see it!
I do agree with Werewolf967 though that I’d like to see Hollywood come out with something completely original that represents werewolves. They did it with vampires! I think they can do it with werewolves too.
My final thoughts: before you decide whether or not you are going to go see this movie, read both of our reviews…and decide for yourself if you’re going in it to see a remake of a classic (then you’re following my thoughts and you should probably see it!) or are you going into it hoping to see a new exciting version of werewolves (then you’re looking from Werewolf967’s perspective and you might not want to see it…)