I want to start off by saying that I really wanted to give this a chance. The trailers looked promising and Benecio Del Toro is one of the best actors to ever take to the screen.
Hearing that he was a huge fan of the old monster movies of the 40's & 50's gave me some encouragement for he would want to take that passion and translate it to his portrayal of Laurence Talbot. This was his passion project, that he had been waiting to do for years.
The biggest problem was that he was so miscast. I don't know what it was but I just found his performance as the title character as very lacking.
The same can be said for Anthony Hopkins. This is a man who is a world renowned actor that is known for chewing the scenery. And he didn't even do that in this flick.
Emily Blunt was just nonredeemable with her role as Gwen Conlith as her performance was just so flat that she couldn't fill a hot air balloon.
Hugo Weaving however, really made his part of Francis Aberline really fun to watch as he charisma, inquisitiveness and no nonsense in getting to the point that there was something about Laurence that just didn't sit right with him.
But this is Hugo Weaving. Even when he's in a bad movie, he can sell his part and give a care because he seemingly gives it his all in most movies.
Special & Visual effects wise this was an amazing piece that makeup artist Ron Baker had been waiting to do since his work on An American Werewolf in London and judging by the end results of the costumes you could tell he poured his A-Game into this as his work really made you believe the cast members that were in the costumes were these creatures for real.
So in short, give this one a miss.