Category Archives: Werewolf

The Wolf Man (1941) and The Wolfman (2010) – Review 2

Original: C-

Remake: C+

“Even a man who is pure in heart
And says his prayers by night
May become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms
And the autumn moon is bright.”

I must open with an apology.  Life has been a bit hectic for the last week, so this review is thus a week late.  What this allowed for though was a second viewing of The Wolf Man.  So, hopefully that will turn into good things for my three loyal readers.

The Wolf Man (1941), directed by George Waggner, is the classic Hollywood horror film that defined the silver screen werewolf.  And The Wolfman (2010), directed by Joe Johnston (soon to bring us Captain America), is the modern re-imagination of the classic film.  They follow the same basic plot, but the films are polar opposites in execution. Continue reading

Advertisements

The Wolf Man (1941) and The Wolfman (2010) – Review 1

Original: B-

Remake: C

This marks our first foray into our analysis of the original film and its modern remake, and this is a doozy of a one to review.  In fact, even with a day to reflect on both viewing experiences, I’m not quite sure what to make of either film.  Both films are flawed in various respects, but I did find myself enjoying The Wolf Man (1941) over The Wolfman (2010). But let’s dive in, shall we? Continue reading