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This week's reviewed movie is:
The Wolfman

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

THE WOLFMAN

There's a certain old-fashioned pleasure I found watching this remake of remakes about wolfmen.

This might not be a masterpiece, but it's not a disaster either.

I think the special effects in the American Werewolf in London are a bit more detailed, but the same person, Rick Baker, does similar effects in this film also.

If you're not a fan, it's a little hard to say who should watch this bloody-gory classic.

But maybe this will help: I went for it.

This Universal monster film has it all -- atmosphere, spooky graveyards, angry villagers, and of course the Wolfman.

What this gruesome remake lacks is soul.

The one-dimensional portrayal of a man at odds with himself and nature leaves little to sink our teeth into.

The tension of man who becomes beast is lost -- our sympathy is not with him.

The acting is great, and the art direction is magnificent, but something is lacking in the script, perhaps a longing to howl at the full moon.

This time, there is no love lost.

This Wolfman remake of the classic 1941 Universal horror movie is disappointing.

The filmmakers have surrounded the star with a good supporting cast, but it amounts to a waste of talent, in my view.

The violence is bloody and graphic, but it doesn't make the flick better.

Simply R-rated efforts to recreate the original haunting atmosphere are neither good nor bad.

Something is lost in the change from black and white to color.

In the end, all you have is emotional emptiness and no people to care about.

It sounds like a Victorian slasher film with nothing more than excuses for bloodletting in style.


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