Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick. I mean, on one hand, the whole thing definitely had some potential but, on the other hand, it seemed also like a rather pathetic attempt to make some quick money from a famous brand like Hannibal Lecter. Eventually, even though it was definitely not a masterpiece, I have to admit it that, to my surprise, it was much better than I expected. Indeed, I thought that Gaspard Ulliel was a very interesting choice to play the infamous killer and the guy gave a decent performance. It was the same thing with Gong Li, she is such a a fascinating actress and she really raised the level of the whole thing. Furthermore, I thought that the directing was pretty good and the story was actually rather entertaining. Eventually, the main issue is that, this time, Lecter was the main character so they didn’t really dare to show him solely as a total psycho so, therefore, there was this awkward attempt to make the viewers sympathize with what he was going through but it wasn’t the best approach, I’m afraid. Anyway, to conclude, I still think it is actually a decent prequel and it is definitely worth a look especially if you loved the previous movies about Hannibal Lecter.