What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Wolfman (starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins) is an extra-gory remake of the same-named 1941 classic (starring Lon Chaney Jr.). The new film is filled with slashings, slicings, and dicings, with lots of blood, gore, and body parts, as well as guns and shooting, scary nightmare sequences, and loud noises. The main female character (Emily Blunt) never develops much of a personality and seems too passive (a wasted opportunity to improve upon the original film). In other words, this movie is only for your oldest teens even if it looks like it could go with other sort of "super hero" genre movies.
- Families can talk about how the movie's violence and gore made them feel? Was it unsettling, or did you have another response? What about the nightmare sequences?
- Talk about a person's "animal side" and "intellectual side." When do these sidescome out in real life? When we're angry? When we're happy? How easy ordifficult is it to control these sides?
- The movie's second werewolf spent years locking himself up during fullmoons but eventually discovered that he enjoyed running free. Is itbetter to lock up your animal self or let it run free?