Monday, July 12, 2010
This remake of the classic Universal horror film had been in production for years, but I had forgotten about it by the time I finally saw the first trailer. When it arrived in theaters, I had forgotten I had seen the trailer. When it came out on DVD, I had forgotten that it was ever in the theaters. And when the DVD arrived in my mailbox, I had forgotten that I had put it on my Netflix queue.
That isn't to say The Wolfman is a bad film. It's just not a very good one. It's just kind of boring. And ponderous. And long. And, well, forgettable. It's the kind of movie where, when the Wolfman is on screen and killing people, it's good fun, but the other 90% of the film is just people talking and looking at one another longingly. In a way, it's a spectacularly faithful interpretation of a Victorian novel, but it's just not a very engaging film, nor is it very horrific.
In conclusion, this film was just... wait... what film was I reviewing again?