Has anybody seen the new hannibal movie
18 Feb 07
As in the Hannibal (Lecter) movie? It's a trilogy and I don't think its horror. It's more of a suspense. It's really good. I've watched it again recently together with the Silence of the Lamb and Red Dragon. There are scenes that you can be groosed out but I love those films.
30 Mar 07
I did, it's not actually a horror movie but a suspense and thrilling movie. This is good and entertaining though you may find it gruesome. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) is a profoundly psychotic and genius psychiatrist. He has this cannibalistic side of a character. His objective is to make his victims degrade and suffer. He has this huge attraction in delicate human emotion
22 Sep 07
Hannibal Rising is not really a horror movie per se. Like the Hostel and Saw series of films, it has a tendency to be more along the lines of a thriller, and, unfortunately, not very good. Don't get me wrong, it (and the others mentioned) are worth watching at least once, but the only real horror is the fact that some people actually do class them as Horror films. 'Tis a pity really! Hannibal Rising is based around his youth, and his violent obsession with revenge, and although it does have a couple of - ahem - shocking moments in it, it cannot hold a candle to the original Silence of the Lambs. This, of course, is only my humble opinion, and as to whether you choose to agree or disagree with said opinion or not is entirely your perogative. Now if you will kindly excuse me, I must prepare a delicately unobtrusive liver pate for all my friend I'm having for dinner . . .
• United States
6 Jun 07
My review: HANNIBAL RISING is a prequel for the Silence of the Lambs film series based off of the popular Thomas Harris novels. The movie follows the infamous villain Hannibal Lector from childhood to early adulthood in an attempt to explain why he became a killer. Directed by Peter Webber the film stars a list of actors that would fail to register on most any “who’s who of Hollywood” list. Notable for this entry into the film series is the fact that Thomas Harris the novelist actually wrote the screenplay as well. The acting, though I didn’t waste my time listing the performers by name, is decent enough. The directing is fine, aside from a few close ups meant to instill a sense of horror and glorify the evil of Lector. The facial zooming at certain times made it look like Hannibal was looking at the camera itself and posing. If a person just comes to this film not seeking some glorious, groundbreaking cinema then they should be well entertained. The war sections of the film are well done, though not realistically correct, but how often do you get to see a tank and an airplane fight in a movie and crash into each other? Entertaining. The reason Hannibal Rising doesn’t go as far as it could have with satiating the desires of film buffs the world over, has to do with the way it fits into the already explored storyline of the series. The young Hannibal of this film doesn’t bear resemblance to the later Hannibal we all know and love as played by Anthony Hopkins. Along with physical differences I do not think the story truly captured the essence of Hannibal or showed why he went on to become the way he did. The plot for Hannibal Rising is a basic revenge scenario with Hannibal being fairly justified in all of his killings. Another prequel would be needed showing Hannibal dealing more with going over the edges of rationality to make me believe he would later in life turn to killing “innocent” people and eating them. Yes, I can buy into the fact that he would be messed up mentally from the events of Hannibal Rising, but I needed to see more to put him in the same league as his future incarnation. The only other negative note I would add on to this is the cliché’ scenario of him learning the Eastern fighting styles from his Asian Aunt in the film. So did the people who made Batman Begins read Thomas Harris or did Thomas Harris borrow from them? The facial warrior mask he wears for a moment in the film looks similar to his facial restraints in the future films, which is a fairly silly use of foreshadowing. Hannibal Rising is worth a rent, however if you are one of those that is a huge fan of the overrated series spawned from Thomas Harris novels then you may cry foul, or embrace the film since it was adapted by the author himself. Anyone who has read the books knows that the other film deviate quite a bit from what was actually written. This really does come off as more mindless fluff than anything, but sometimes that can be good for the often times over stimulated mind.