I’m getting back in the grove of writing these things.. So last night I watched a lot of YouTube, UFC 205 and a couple of films, a few golden oldies and one newbie.
This is always a comfort movie for me, I go back to it again and again, singing along with American Girl and mimicking Dr Lecter when I can. It’s hard to believe how old this film is, I remember my little sister studying it for her media studies course. As book adaptations go it’s one of the better ones, keeping a lot in common, obviously (and this doesn’t need to be said but) there is more depth in the book, but that doesn’t take anything away from how brilliant this film is. Sparking the career of Anthony Hopkins off (again) and turning him and hannibal into a sex icon. The outline is a rookie FBI trainee is brought onto a massive case, Buffalo Bill is skinning his humps and a senator’s daughter has gone missing and is suspected to be his latest victim. In order to catch this psychotic killer, the FBI employ the help of a legendary psychologist Dr Hannibal Lecter, who has fallen from grace after being arrested for cannibalising several people and gaining the name of Hannibal the Cannibal and the notoriety of being one of the most dangerous criminals in living memory. For me the film remains solid, with a gripping story and detailed characters, the techniques used are unusal but very effective, lots of close up of faces talking directly at you really makes you stand to attention and sympathise with them, Hannibal is a wonderful anti hero, cold, callous and surprising still manages to attract people to him. stunning, beautiful, wonderful.10/10 Continue reading Last Nights Movies 13.11.2016