The Wolfman

When the original Wolf Man film hit theaters in 1941, its shocking and more feral take on the classic "Jekyll and Hyde" myth earned it its rightful spot amongst the pantheon of classic Universal monster films. This new one? Not so much. In spite of a stellar cast and inclusion of notable effects wizard Rick Baker (who earned an Oscar for his makeup work on the film), the film was plagued with production issues from day one, and last-minute director Joe Johnston (now of Captain America: The First Avenger fame) had very little time and very little material to work with. While the original presented an elegant allegory for the beast within and the dangers of primal and sexual urges run amuck, the remake seems to equate mental illness with this same danger; something that many will likely take offense to. And the less said about the expanded family history and plot twists, the better.  

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  1. Chris • August 27, 2016 @ 3:57 PM

    Who the heck wrote this article? It says “Gus Van Sant’s PSYCHO is fine” You gotta be kidding me! It might be the most terribly miscast film in Hollywood history! What a piece of junk!

  2. K. • August 27, 2016 @ 3:46 PM

    I have great affection for the original Clash of the Titans, but I actually prefer the remake (Just my opinion, folks.) I think the worst remakes are usually horror films: Psycho, The Wicker Man, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Evil Dead, Halloween, Dawn of the Dead. Those remakes were just dire.

  3. Balam • January 8, 2016 @ 2:35 PM

    Yes I’m afraid that new Clash of the Titans is far far worse than the original.

  4. uh.hellno • November 1, 2013 @ 6:24 PM

    New Clash of the titans is worse than the original? You must be out of your mind.

  5. tony • October 19, 2012 @ 10:38 PM

    unfortunatly i’ve seen most of these movies and the movie people should try for something better.

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