Ratner new film Red Dragon is not to be missed.
Not as funny/sick as the other films in the
series of Hannibal films, but still
just as entertaining... Sounds tasty? Ssssssss......
the tagline says, it starts the film at the
looking at the very beginning as FBI agent Will
Graham captures the bad doctor. The rest
of the film is set around Will Graham, played by
Edward Norton, trying to solve the case of the "Tooth
Fairy". Stupidly enlisting
the help of Dr. Hannibal "The
Cannibal". Anthony Hopkins
plays a very good role as the Dr. and is still
after all this time just as menacing.
Unfortunately Ralph Finnes steals the lime light
with his chilling performance as the red dragon,
who turns out to be Francis Dolarhyde.
Sorry for saying that, but it will not spoil the
plot. It does not however have the same
twists and turns as the other films and as I
mentioned it is somewhat lacking of sick bad
taste humor. This is a good start for the
October Chiller Session and it should knock all
competition from the "Scream
Team" film coming out later on...
all the acting was spot on, good effects, when
used and very good cinematography. Over
all 5 out of 5.... Take your lover to see
this one on the 31st!!!
Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, Edward
Norton as Will Graham, Ralph Fiennes
as Francis Dolarhyde, Harvey Keitel as Jack
Crawford, Emily Watson as Reba McClane,
Mary-Louise Parker as Molly Graham, Philip
Seymour Hoffman as Freddy Lounds, Anthony
Heald as Dr. Frederick Chilton, Ken Leung as
Lloyd Bowman, Frankie Faison as Barney,
Tyler Patrick Jones as Josh Graham, Lalo
Schifrin as Conductor, Tim Wheater as
Flautist, John Rubinstein as Dinner Guest
& David Doty as Dinner Guest.