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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 739 comments Mod
I saw this on Sunday. It was very good. Fairly gory, but not too over the top. I thought Benicio Del Toro did a great job, along with Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and Hugo Weaving. Loved the Victorian setting and clothing. Very classic horror (although there was one part I thought was way too 'Hollywood,' but forgive my cynicism). I'd recommend it if you are a werewolf fan and you want to see a movie with a very well-done Victorian style, sets, and clothing.

I must add, that men look so good in the Victorian clothing, except for the facial hair. I hate all the side burns and beards.





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Cheryl (ghemomma) | 80 comments Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "I saw this on Sunday. It was very good. Fairly gory, but not too over the top. I thought Benicio Del Toro did a great job, along with Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and Hugo Weaving. Loved the Victo..."

Sounds good! I love men in Victorian clothing, but I'm with you on the facial hair. I don't like beards, some side burns are ok, but some are way over the top! Maybe my husband would like to watch it with me?!?


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 739 comments Mod
I think your hubby would enjoy it, Cheryl.


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Cheryl (ghemomma) | 80 comments Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "I think your hubby would enjoy it, Cheryl."

Is it very gory? I couldn't tell from the trailer.


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new_user I liked the facial hair, LOL. I saw it last night. I liked it too. I thought it was well done. Although I'll say that Benicio could have used some coaching with his 19th century English, LOL. Still enjoyable though. There was a romance going on and some heroism and some old-fashioned horror.

There's some gore, but it's limited and most of it is in dark lighting so everything isn't in stark detail, thankfully. It's when the wolfman attacks his victims, of course.


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Cheryl (ghemomma) | 80 comments Thanks! I just don't like movies that are very-detailed-gore! It just icks me out!




 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 739 comments Mod
Cheryl, I don't like gore, either. But since it's a werewolf movie, there is some hacking and slashing. Be prepared, but it's not too bad.

Hmm, I thought Benicio sounded like an American might sound in the late 19th century. I don't think he was trying to go for a British accent. I'd have to watch it again to reevaluate it. Normally I'm fairly picky about that, but he didn't bother me.

I don't know why, I just don't like facial hair. Never have been a big fan. It's weird when I think a guy looks better with a beard. I liked Russell Crowe's beard in Gladiator.


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Cheryl (ghemomma) | 80 comments Thanks Danielle!


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 739 comments Mod
You're welcome.I hope you like it. :)


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Jen (dumblydore) | 1 comments I miss the old school gothic horror of the Victorian era—I wish there was more of that. I guess 'Sherlock Holmes' laced elements in fairly well, but something scarier would be awesome.

LOL facial hair comes with the package, ladies. I dunno why Victorians thought it was so fashionable then. Liberal/light hair perhaps, but not a freaking hedge!


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Cheryl (ghemomma) | 80 comments Jen wrote: "but not a freaking hedge! "

Hahaha! They do look like they would need a good pair of hedge trimmers to trim their facial hair! :)




 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 739 comments Mod
I love gothic horror. Jen, you are correct that liberal facial hair was common in the Victorian Age. I just don't care for it. When I read Victorian-set books, I imagine the heroes with little to no facial hair. I tend to mentally shave all my heroes anyway. Probably one of the few exceptions is Vishous from the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. He's so sexy, I let him keep his goatee. LOL.


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Sharon (fiona64) I suspect that most of us here will appreciate this article, in which a Twilight fan sends a nastygram to Universal Studios accusing them of "ripping off" her favorite franchise with "The Wolfman."

I am not making this up.

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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 739 comments Mod
I see that she was not allowed to watch Saturday afternoon Monster Movie Theater growing up. Sad!


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Sharon (fiona64) Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "I see that she was not allowed to watch Saturday afternoon Monster Movie Theater growing up. Sad!"

Lon Chaney is turning in his grave. :-/



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new_user Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "Cheryl, I don't like gore, either. But since it's a werewolf movie, there is some hacking and slashing. Be prepared, but it's not too bad.

Hmm, I thought Benicio sounded like an American might s..."


LOL. He wasn't going for a British accent, but he didn't sound natural as a nineteenth century American either. There was some awkward inflection in his speech where there shouldn't have been.


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