Lawrence Talbot's childhood ended the night his mother died. His father sent him from the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor to an insane asylum, then he goes to America. When his brother's fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns to his father's estate to learn that his brother's mauled body has been found. Reunited with his estranged father, Lawrence sets out to find his brother's killer... and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Someone or something with brute strength and insatiable blood lust has been killing the villagers, and a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline comes to investigate. Written by
The extended cut of the film begins with the Universal Pictures logo that was being used in 1941, when the original The Wolf Man (1941) came out, but the original fanfare theme is not heard. See more »
One of the topiary animals is a mountain gorilla. These great apes were unknown outside of Rwanda and its environs until 1902. See more »
[Sir John begins playing the piano which startles Lawrence. Lawrence points the shotgun at his father]
Sir John Talbot:
I will arise and go to my father and I will say unto him, 'Father I have sinned against heaven and before thee. I am no more worthy to be called thy son'.
[He stops playing and looks at Lawrence]
Lo and behold there he stands, the prodical son, for he is returned.
[Sir John stands up and begins moving toward Lawrence who raises the shotgun]
Sir John Talbot:
Shall I have my own robe brought to be placed upon your ...
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The planet in the Universal logo glows white. See more »
I saw "The Wolfman" in special screenings Sunday and to be truly honest, I didn't know what to expect. I saw the original 1941 version and I really liked it and it is a classic. I was afraid that the new remake would of been very tacky and that was my biggest concern. But I have to say after I watched this movie. I was very impressed. Benicio Del Toro (An Oscar Winner) portrays the role very well and believable. The cast is very well known with people such as Emily Blunt and the great Anthony Hopkins. They don't technically give "Oscar Worthy performances", but their acting certainly is very believable. The movie oozes mysteriousness and the very Dark mood of it makes it very enjoyable. But the movie has some flaws like the story is not original and has been portrayed at least a million times. Also there are "some" tacky parts in the movie, but they aren't very important at all. So my overall consensus about the "Wolfman" is that it is a worthy remake the 1941 classic and it will gain many new fans.
I highly recommend people to watch this movie, it is very entertaining and Dark.
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