'The Wolfman' Synopsis

Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother...and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.

Lawrence Talbot’s childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother’s fiancée, Gwen Conliffe (Emily Blunt), tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (Hugo Weaving) has come to investigate.

As he pieces together the gory puzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted into werewolves when the moon is full. Now, if he has any chance at ending the slaughter and protecting the woman he has grown to love, Talbot must destroy the vicious creature in the woods surrounding Blackmoor. But as he hunts for the nightmarish beast, a simple man with a tortured past will uncover a primal side to himself…one he never imagined existed.

Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III) directs The Wolfman, and six-time Oscar®-winning special effects artist Rick Baker brings his design and makeup talents to transform Del Toro into the fearsome title character.

Comments (51)

  1. darkdream

    This was the best wolfman film ever made who knew joe Johnson could make a good movie after he ruined Jurassic park 3

    7 months agoby @darkdreamFlag

  2. CoreyBrownReviews

    Pretty good actually.

    4 years agoby @CoreyBrownReviewsFlag

  3. Jonnred

    Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.

    4 years agoby @jonnredFlag

  4. DoubleR0522

    this movie alright...nothing special about it

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  5. Emmytt

    this movie was mediocre sh*t

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  6. Monkeyrumen

    this movie was ok! nothing more

    5 years agoby @vampirehimFlag

  7. Moviemonkey1517

    i saw the unrated version AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 years agoby @moviemonkey1517Flag

  8. Moviemonkey1517

    this movie was awosome . with all that gore and surprises that the movie had it was GREAT !

    5 years agoby @moviemonkey1517Flag

  9. slysnide

    @drewski37: Yeah I recall Tony Hopkins in "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992) which Francis Ford Coppola made, which had to have the Bram Stoker name in the title to let viewers know it wasn't gonna be any of that Hollywood deaprture crap. Same with "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" (1991).

    @GerardsKing: Have you seen the '91 Frankenstein? It was really good.

    5 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  10. GerardKing

    Bring on Frankenstein.

    5 years agoby @gerardkingFlag

  11. bluedevil

    I went in with really low expectations because of all the negative reviews and was blown away by how much I actually LOVED this film! This is a fantastic update of the original classic and every true horror film fan needs to see this! Everyone was great in this and Anthony Hopkins couldn't have had more Fun with his role! Sure the CGI isn't AVATAR level but it didn't need to be! Anyone who grew up with American Werewolf in London and the Howling will frickin love this and all you Twilight lovin kiddies can just stay the hell home and leave the real horror to us. I can't wait to add this to my bluray collection and hopefully the Creature from the Black lagoon remake is half as good as this.

    5 years agoby @bluedevilFlag

  12. Drewski37

    i liked the movie, always loved the wolfman out of the universal monsters pack.
    some of the twists in the story i wish they would of left alone, it almost looks like m. night shamalmadingdong directed it one last "twist" but other than that anthony hopkins kicked ass... anybody else notice that that makes 2 universal monster movies hes been in ?

    5 years agoby @drewski37Flag

  13. slysnide

    Given that big brothers Dracula and Frankenstein resemble thr phrase "beating a dead horse" then this was more than decent as this is the third film on the subject. The first being in 1924, then the cult classic from 1941, and now the 2010 remake of it. Considering that no one else has touched this story in 65yrs, and that it's NOT based on a classic novel of the victorian era like its two big brothers, then this was a good movie. A popcorn movie if you will. Take it with a grain of salt since the plot's almost the same with some exceptions to not make it as predictable. And come on guys, how many monster movies of the horror genre are taken without a grain of salt anymore? There's a reason that genre petered out and is only now gaining new noteriety soley due to special effects. But besides that, after a 65yr absence, for the film to resemble the original and be that classic in its portrayal makes for a good movie, but sure, not great or perfect. More like 3.8 or so. So round up to 4 in the reviews, cuz it fits mathematically as a "B" grade monster movie.

    Plus many haven't even reviewed the original here. I think I'm the only one, and the response to my liking was mostly negative, so this means that this remake has gotta be perceived as being somewhat better.

    5 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  14. mason168

    Of course it's not going to be the best movie of the year, but I enjoyed it. It was a fun movie, so take it for what it is. I suppose it's not received great ratings because the wolf is not a teenager, the is no foul language (that I remember), no nudity or sex scenes. I think those are what make up the "modern" horror flick.

    5 years agoby @mason168Flag

  15. Jr

    it was the best remake i have seen in years and the whole movie was great. all these people who say it sucks are wrong why because those people are used to those other horror movie. so i say this is the return of the classic horror movies

    5 years agoby @jrFlag

  16. HighCaliberINC

    Saw the movie last night and thought it was a good, fun watch. I will say this however... if you go to see this movie thinking 'modern' horror, you will probably not enjoy. If you have a sense of the old black and white 'classic' horror movies and their tendencies, this one should put a smile on your face. You can definitely see with certain shots and the layout of the film how it sort of pays tribute to the old 'classics.' If you want to see a contemporary version of a throw-back style, old-timey movie..this is the one. Just understand what you are going to see before you get to the movies. Too many times people don't have a single useful piece of information about a film, go see it, then complain it was bad just because it wasn't what they expected... don't do that with this one.

    5 years agoby @highcaliberincFlag

  17. Doctorkrueger

    This movie was absolutely terrible especially in it's direction. the plot is so thin and convoluted what a waste of good actors. The story went nowhere the effects were ridiculous particularly on Hopkins. The movie felt like Van Helsing with blood ironically Van Helsing is a better movie then Wolfman. The abrupt and ridiculous end will make certain this movie will fail unfortunate because i really thought this movie would be excellent don't waste your time.

    5 years agoby @doctorkruegerFlag

  18. Sebastiankillz

    This movie was aight. I had some holes to the story & lacked suspense and a mystery!!! But i do praise them for the brutal killings that the Wolf Man did!!! that sh*t was crazy!!!

    5 years agoby @sebastiankillzFlag

  19. TheMime

    It's just like your ordinary wolf movie. While watching it one can probably guess what's coming around the corner.

    5 years agoby @themimeFlag

  20. Frenzy2001

    Overall I thought this movie was very average, not horrible, but not one of the greatest movies I ever saw. Decent acting & story (could've been more in depth I think). I'd say 3.5 out of 5... good enough to add to my DVD collection when it's released.

    5 years agoby @frenzy2001Flag

  21. Messenger

    I haven't seen this yet but think about it the reason they probably have the cheesy moments is to kinda pay some dues to the old style where it was kinda corny. Just a thought.

    5 years agoby @messengerFlag

  22. DaleJr88AmpFan

    A very good film. I absolutely loved it. Very good references to the old style, original 1941 film. Great acting, great visuals, loved the old time sets, great cgi. If I had anything bad to say about it, it would be that it could use a little more action and stayed a little more to the original story, even though I know it wasn't going to be because it's a remake and the director has to put their own little spin on things. Other than that, 4 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend it.

    5 years agoby @dalejr88ampfanFlag

  23. halo_wars360

    I was looking so forward to this but left the theater with a bad taste in mouth. Horrible plot, poorly written characters, and overall corny cgi. This film had so much potential. It was constantly rushed the whole film. If this is the best Joe Johnston can do Captain America will end up as a sh*t fest!

    5 years agoby @halo-wars360Flag

  24. darkdream

    great f*cking movie i loved it 5 out of 5

    5 years agoby @darkdreamFlag

  25. Hesatthemovies

    I saw the film yesterday afternoon. It definitely has technical merit; you can't take that away from it. However, focusing on style over substance results in weak narrative and characterization. Most importantly, since I am easily scared by horror movies there's something wrong when I am not scared at all!

    5 years agoby @hesatthemoviesFlag

  26. KARLOFFfan19

    I saw the movie last night and I personally loved it. It was a different story with elements that link it to the original. There was a lot of Universal monster history in it (ex. the little Europe set, the same set used in the films of the 20's, 30's, and 40's). But what I enjoyed most was that wasn't SAW were the human anatomy is in complete detail, it wasn't Freddy or Jason, it was a Classic Monster movie.

    5 years agoby @karlofffan19Flag

  27. Punkpryncess

    I'm a fan of the classic monster movies, even The Wolfman. I was excited when i learned about this movie, and got estatic when i saw the first trailer for it. I'm going to go see this movie on Valentine's Day....so, it's definitely gonna be a good movie to watch over and over....

    5 years agoby @punkpryncessFlag

  28. Drewski37

    The Wolfman,Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy...When will the creature rise from the black lagoon Dammit!...:)

    5 years agoby @drewski37Flag

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