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.