:: Saturday, October 19, 2002
movie review - RED DRAGON (I give it 3 out've 4)
yup.. went and saw the 1st movie in the "HANNIBAL LECTER" trilogy tonight (SILENCE OF THE LAMBS being part 2, HANNIBAL - part 3)... quite a good movie actually, more intelligently written and concise plot driven than the 3rd and somewhat gimmicky "HANNIBAL" film (anyone who's seen that movie.. and remembers the "Ray Liotta dinner" scene.. will know wot I'm talking about.. ) but it's nowhere near as suspenseful, gross, creepy and fear driven as the more famous SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (which of course, is an all-time classic). Also, they did a convincing job of making Anthony Hopkins actually look 10 years younger than he did in SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, despite the fact, this movie wuz shot 10 years later... and generally kept the continuality so that this movie ends, where the 2nd one starts.. so, all in all.. a solid performance all round, just not really a classic..
so.. if you want a good intelligent thriller, then.. I'd recommend it (but, don't expect a "climbing up the walls" horror fest..)
:: Spoz 12:02 AM |