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Old 10-05-2002, 10:14 AM   #1
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"Red Dragon" - new Hannibal Lechter movie - Who's Seen It?

Hey there!

So the new Lechter movie opens this weekend. Has anyone seen it and would like to comment on it?

I saw it last night, but don't want to comment by myself!

Let's discuss!
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Old 10-05-2002, 11:08 AM   #2
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I haven't seen it myself, but I hear it's much like Silence of the tha Lambs, which was a great film, instead of Hannibal which I heard, (from people who loved Silence, that it couldn't suck enough, so I never actually bothered to watch it, but I'm planning on seeing this new one, since I like the psychological aspect of it, without giving it away, does it deliver?
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I feel it delivers from the psychological profiler's point of view and the actual casework needed to catch the Dolarhyde character. Edward Norton (always brilliant, to me) is wonderful as Will Graham, the young and retired FBI agent who caught Hannibal, threw him in prison, and is now being called out yet again to assist with catching Dolarhyde, aka, the Tooth Fairy.

I felt that the pacing was well done, and the direction did not remind me that this was the same director of Rush Hour. Meaning that I didn't feel that I was watching a manipulative slicked back Hollywood blockbuster that was overly self-conscious of itself. The reviews have suggested that is was shot by a horror film's checklist of "scary things to pull on the audience," but I didn't feel this way. I was genuinely disturbed by some of the imagery, and wasn't able to predict what was to come next.

This is a fairly thrilling film, and there are some terrifying sequences. I heard lots of screams in the theatre. The music is mixed in well, and it's a well-done and forboding score.

I, too, felt Hannibal was gory and silly - and felt that Thomas Harris (the author) had inexplicably "sold out" the Clarice Starling character in that film/novel. Thankfully, as this is the prequel, we don't deal with those issues, nor are we subjected to the intense gore of Hannibal. I did feel though, that the female characters, save for Emily Watson's heartbreakingly sad character, were/are reduced to mere facades with pretty faces and nothing behind them.

I give it 3 out of 5 lemons.
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I'm going to see it tonight
I really liked Silence better than Hannibal, but I still liked Hannibal.
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I haven't seen it myself, but I hear it's much like Silence of the tha Lambs, which was a great film, instead of Hannibal which I heard, (from people who loved Silence, that it couldn't suck enough, so I never actually bothered to watch it, but I'm planning on seeing this new one, since I like the psychological aspect of it, without giving it away, does it deliver?
Yeah, I've heard from everyone who's seen Hannibal that it's horrible. I really liked Silence of the Lambs, though, so I think I'll check out Red Dragon. 3 out of 5 lemons isn't too bad.
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Silence off the Lambs= *****

Hanibal = *


I hope to see Red Dragon this weekend.
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holy *scared*

it wasn't really REALLY scary until near the ending.


my best friend (yay! she came out to see me!) and i went to it last night. i swear i must have broken her hand cos i was so scared!
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'The Silence of the Lambs" was terrific and suspenseful.

"Hannibal" was gory, disturbing, and suspenseful.

I predict that "Red Dragon" will be someone in between.
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I'm going to see it tonight
I saw it.
Wow.. everything about this movie was great. The acting/actors, the plot, the music, the imagery.. amazing. I give it 5 out of 5 lemons

Oh, did I mention I looove Ralph Fiennes now?

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DOOOOOD

Did anyone else pick up....

OK William Blake
Songs of Innocence
Songs of Experience

Experience has The Tiger WHICH APPEARS IN "RED DRAGON"
Innocence The Lamb WHICH IS LATER SILENCED

o_O
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The beginning and end were very exciting. In the middle, it varies from being an average crime mystery, to a psychological thriller. The best scenes are still the ones with Ed Norton and Anthony Hopkins. Ray Fiennes is actually believable as a killer, once you get a little of his background. Though the movie dragged at certain points, I think it kept me interested and scared enough to appreciate it. Overall, I'd give it a 7 out of 10.
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DOOOOOD

Did anyone else pick up....

OK William Blake
Songs of Innocence
Songs of Experience

Experience has The Tiger WHICH APPEARS IN "RED DRAGON"
Innocence The Lamb WHICH IS LATER SILENCED

o_O

Dayam, Mona! You're deep! Thanks for the info!
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Big Grin

I hear the William Peterson movie, Manhunter, was based on the same book.
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I hear the William Peterson movie, Manhunter, was based on the same book.
Yeah, it is. I haven't seen it though
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I hear the William Peterson movie, Manhunter, was based on the same book.
Red Dragon is basically a kind of remake of Manhunter

My boyfriend has seen Manhunter, which was made in the 80s or something I guess....but was lamer
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