The classic monster makes his return to the big screen, this time with effects and camera tricks galore to show quite a few amazing transformations from man to beast; not to mention ultra violent displays of thie monsters' power. No, that was not a misprint [SPOILER ALERT***] as in yes, there MIGHT be more then one of the creatures in this movie. Theatre star Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro) returns to his home town after reciving a letter from his brother's wife, alerting him that he is missing and asking for his help. Upon returning home, his father informs him of the news that his brother's body was found early the moring before. Unaware of a most horrifying destiny awaitng Lawrence, he stays in town in order to find out who or what did this to his brother; a one last look he'll never forget. Filled with mobs, accusations, and of course, vigilante justice in full swing, Lawrence finds himself the prime suspect in the investigation of his own brother's murder. Anthony Hopkins co-stars in this flick and brings an amazing contribution to the film; one great performance that I havent seen since the film "Hannibal". Also making an apperance in the Wolfman is Matrix star Hugo Weaving (Mr. Smith) playing an inspector trying to commit Lawrence for the terrible crimes he has commited, or so he belives. Instead of investigating, he sits in the local tavern and waits for the beast to strike, using the townspeople and his own fellow officers as bait. Seeing the past films Del Toro has made, I didn't see him pulling this one off; but given the background on the character he plays, he portrayed both the main character and the wolfman very well (subtracting of course his stunt double). His fury and frustration flowed very naturally and was exactly how I would feel and what I or anyone would do after his most rocky settlement back into the family.
Lawrence Talbot: [from trailer] I am what I say I am... a monster.