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The Wolfman (2010)

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Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

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Joe Johnston

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Andrew Kevin Walker (screenplay), David Self (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Merrells ... Ben Talbot
Gemma Whelan ... Gwen's Maid
Emily Blunt ... Gwen Conliffe
Benicio Del Toro ... Lawrence Talbot
Mario Marin-Borquez Mario Marin-Borquez ... Young Lawrence
Asa Butterfield ... Young Ben
Cristina Contes Cristina Contes ... Solana
Anthony Hopkins ... Sir John Talbot
Art Malik ... Singh
Malcolm Scates Malcolm Scates ... Butcher
Nicholas Day ... Colonel Montford
Michael Cronin Michael Cronin ... Dr. Lloyd
David Sterne ... Mr. Kirk
David Schofield ... Constable Nye
Roger Frost ... Reverend Fisk
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Storyline

Lawrence Talbot's (Benicio Del Toro'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 Ben's (Simon Merrells') fiancée, Gwen Conliffe (Emily Blunt), 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 Sir John Talbot (Sir Anthony Hopkins), 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 (Hugo Weaving) comes to investigate.

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When the moon is full the legend comes to life See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Romany | Romanian | Ukrainian

Release Date:

12 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre lobo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,479,235, 14 February 2010

Gross USA:

$61,979,680

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$139,789,765
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many actors, including Gene Simmons and David Lee Roth, were called in to do the Wolfman's howls. See more »

Goofs

The language spoken by the Romani (gypsies) in the film is actually Romanian. In reality, the Romani language is completely different from Romanian. It is actually more similar to Hindi, and has many various dialects depending on the area of origin. See more »

Quotes

Gwen Conliffe: What are you afraid of?
Lawrence Talbot: If anything ever happened to you I'd never forgive myself.
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Crazy Credits

The Universal logo at the start is the one from the 1940s, as a homage to the time when the original Wolfman was made. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Unrated Director's Cut includes additional scenes not seen in the theatrical release:
  • The Universal logo at the beginning of the film is the 1940's logo used in the original "The Wolfman"
  • Ben Talbot's death is slightly longer.
  • An entirely new sequence showing Lawrence Talbot performing in a London play. Gwen Conliffe visits him in his dressing room post-show and interrupts a party to inform him that his brother Ben has gone missing. Lawrence dismisses her by saying that he cannot help as he is contracted to do 30 performances and is leaving for the States in the morning. This sequence creates an anachronism/goof later in the film as instead of mentioning her visiting him in London, Lawrence continuously references a letter that Gwen sent him which brings him to Blackmoor (as seen in the theatrical version).
  • As Lawrence travels by train to Blackmoor, there is a scene with an uncredited Max Von Sydow as an old man who gives Lawrence his silver wolf-head cane as protection (the cane that Sir John Talbot wields at the end of the film).
  • The tavern scene is slightly longer. After MacQueen's "melted down me mum's silverware" story, the villagers scoff at the notion of the killer being a werewolf, and blame the Talbots' misfortune on their dealings with the gypsies. One of the villagers calls Lawrence's late mother a "crazy gypsy whore", and Lawrence angrily confronts him and throws a drink in his face. After Lawrence is kicked out of the tavern, the villagers realize his identity.
  • When the posse fires into the hole after MacQueen's arm is ripped off, a rifle slug nails MacQueen in the chest, killing him. Additionally, there are a number of deleted and extended scenes:
  • After his attack, Lawrence has a short conversation with Gwen where she blames herself for the tragedy that has befallen the Talbots. Lawrence looks out the window and sees the posse that has come to round him up and tells Gwen to get his father while he goes outside to talk to them (the "you bear the mark of the beast" scene)
  • Lawrence's conversation with Singh is slightly longer. After Lawrence asks him why he never left Blackmoor, Singh explains that Sir John saved his life many years ago and that as a result he vowed to stay by his side.
  • The mausoleum transformation scene is slightly longer.
  • The London chase scene is longer. The Wolfman walks into a costume party / opera performance and is mistaken for a costumed patron. He attacks one of the patrons but is chased off by Aberline and his men.
  • Additionally, the Wolfman crashes a puppet theater performance in a park and kills the puppeteer. Aberline chases him out of the park and into the path of a steam engine (as seen in the theatrical version).
  • The final fight is slightly longer and sequenced differently than the theatrical version.
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New version based on the classic of the 40s with a top-notch Benicio Del Toro as mythic werewolf
4 August 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Grisly horror and gore in this formulaic terror film by an excellent duo protagonist , Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins based on The Wolf Man (1941)by George Waggner and screenplay by Curt Siodmak that is a classic horror about a man who returns home to his father after his brothers death , while staying with his dad and attempting to make amends with him he meets an array of new people and he seems to like it . From creator ¨ Jurassic Park ¨, ¨Jumanji¨ and recently ¨Captain America¨ bring us this ¨Wolfman¨, a creepy terror movie that have you breathless . Upon the death of his brother , Larry Talbot (Benicio Del Toro) returns from his stage acting to his ancestral home . He's now the heir to the family estate after the death of his elder brother . His father , Sir John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins) , welcomes him back warmly and he soon settles into local life and takes an interest in the brother's girlfriend named Gwen(Emily Blunt). Fables and myths abound about werewolves, beasts that are half-man and half-wolf. For Larry, those myths may be all too real. He visits a gypsy camp when are attacked by someone who has turned into a werewolf . Larry fights the werewolf but things take a turn for the worst when is bitten during the fight. Larry's father tells him that this will cause him to become a werewolf at each full moon . Larry confesses his plight to his unbelieving father , Sir John, then the villagers join in a hunt for the wolf . Larry, transformed by the full moon, heads for the forest and a fateful meeting with the villagers . Later Larry is developing an extraordinary force and aware himself there happened more than an accident and has a horrible curse who cannot to control . Then he undergoes a dental and hirsute transformation at the night and going on a murderous rampage every time the moon is full. He increases strength , heightened senses and unnatural sexual allure and he sprout hair and pointy ears , his hands have a five-pointed star like a pentagram , but it's the mark of the beast and pretty freaks occur them . He's been infected, he's cursed , he's got to sever the line of the beast . Larry bears the marking of the beast , the only way to break the curse is to find the werewolf that attack him . The problem is how to kill the werewolf , with silver bullet but also has to separate the head from the heart .

This exciting motion picture displays drama , action, suspense, terror with mysterious touches and is quite entertaining . It's a crossover with a little of the classic version ¨Lon Chaney's Werewolf¨, and ¨John Landis' Werewolf in London¨ and wrapped in a postmodern style . It's some different but with clear reference to previous vintage film . Good performances from Benficio Del Toro as a good man when is bitten by a werewolf and becomes one himself and the veteran Anthony Hopkins who hides a terrible secret . The transformation of man into werewolf is complex and is made by expert make-up artist Rick Baker , creator in ¨ Lobo , Men in black , Grinch , Gorillas in the mist ¨ and many others ; furthermore by means of computer generator FX, and a device under remote control ,thus the radio-control moves the eyes,ears, nose, lips werewolf ,besides an actor into the suit brings the life the creepy Wolf man. The famous screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker provides a well-knit plot with mystery and horror, giving full rein to Joe Johnston natural talent for the terror genre . Stirring and thrilling musical score by Danny Elffman , Tim Burton's usual . Colorful and dark cinematography by Shelly Johnson , Joe Johnston's ordinary . It's a standard terror and sometimes graphically gory and turns out to be an acceptable attempt to cash in the werewolf sub-genre. Rating : 6,5 Good .


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