So BFF and I went and caught a Saturday night showing of The Wolfman. Okay look, I have to confess that Bram Stoker’s Dracula, that shitty movie directed by Coppola from the 90’s, is one of my favorite movies. I know it shouldn’t be? But man, it’s Gary Oldman and he’s so awesometastic. Lemme say up front I wouldn’t lump The Wolfman in with Dracs, but it’s definitely taking a page from its book style-wise.
The long and short of it is it’s pretty to look at, the pacing’s a little meh, the special effects are great, Anthony Hopkins is great. It’s a 7 out of 10 for me. Dave’s been soured on a lot of the movie simply because the movie folks had originally planned on doing Del Toro’s makeup the old fashioned way, employing the guy that did the effects in An American Werewolf in London, but they nixed him in favor of CGI. I get why that cheeses him off, but hey, bright side? At least the CGI is decent.
Go see it.