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Old 10-06-2002, 10:02 PM   #16
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Manhunter was LAME.

Maybe in six months I'll rent this or see it at the $1 show.

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Old 10-07-2002, 10:48 AM   #17
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I really liked Silence
I thought Hannibal was a good movie

in fact, I went to see it twice in theatres and watched it on video once

look forward to seeing this one as well

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Old 10-07-2002, 11:08 AM   #18
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Red Dragon stuck to the book better than most movies based on books so I was very pleased.
I'm a huge fan of the novels and am thrilled that this one turned out as well as it did, I do think that Ed Norton could have played the part a little more believable but over all the performances in the movie were very well done.

This is not a remake of Manhunter, they just both happen to be movies based on the same book is all. Manhunter and Red Dragon are vastly different as movies and Manhunter does have a horrid 80's cheesiness dripping off it
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Old 10-07-2002, 11:48 AM   #19
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Loved the movie!

Saw the movie last Friday and boy, was the line long. Seemed like we were queueing for some concert. GA memories...

Anyway, I the film. For someone who grew up watching suspense/horror/thriller flicks (even those stupid B-thrillers), I was still scared. Not towards the end though, bec. what was gonna happen was quite obvious.

Ralph Fiennes was fab, but OMG, there is truly something about Ed Norton. He's not even drop dead gorgeous, but... He was even called "the thinking woman's Brad Pitt", after "Fight Club" came out.

I envy Salma Hayek.
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Old 10-07-2002, 01:50 PM   #20
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I went to see the film yesterday and here are my initial thoughts:

1) The acting was terrific, but having every single significant character portrayed by a pretty/famous actor was distracting. Unlike the two earlier Hannibal films where there were two or maybe three familiar actors, Red Dragon had at least 8 key roles played by famous actors. This decision on the part of the director made me care less about the characters and made the film seem less realistic. Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal had more success in the realm of reality, because you didn't know what to expect.

2) Very little suspense. Aside from a moment near the climax of the film there was an absence of hair-raising suspense.

3) *Spoiler* (Do not read if you intend on seeing the film "Red Dragon":
One of the biggest surprises was that only one of the "characters" dies. Therefore, at the end of the film I felt like several characters cheated death a few too many times. I'm not saying that I WANTED certain people to die, but if a film truly wants to be frightening it must give off the impression that no one is safe.

4) Ralph Fiennes was fun to watch. Hopkins was terrific as always, Harvey Kitell wasn't in it as much as I hoped. Hoffman was tragic, and Norton seemed too young for the part.
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Old 11-24-2002, 04:55 PM   #21
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I went to see the film yesterday and here are my initial thoughts:

and Norton seemed too young for the part.
i agree .
other than that film was good..esp the flaming wheel-chair part

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Old 11-24-2002, 05:31 PM   #22
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Red Dragon was great! I'm a fan of all the movies, and an even bigger fan of Dr. Lecter.

Great film.

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Manhunter may look cheesy but it was a better film.

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