Starring: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving, Art Malik
In the small village of Blackmoor, England there lives a legend that talks about the existence of a dangerous werewolf. The werewolf is known to have taken many lives including that of Ben Tablot, the son of a rich and influential man. Ben's fiancee, Gwen (Blunt) writes to Ben's estranged brother, Lawrence (Toro) who is a theatre actor from America currently performing in England. Lawrence returns to his father and vows to find his brothers killer. One such search gets nasty when the werewolf attacks Lawrence and bites him. A werewolf's bite is known to convert a healthy being into a werewolf which would convert on a full moon's night. The village folk are terrified and Scotland Yard's Detective Abberline (Weaving) pursues Lawrence to capture him and prevent him from biting any more people. The movie has the very typical werewolf story and doesn't show anything new. The werewolf plot was better explored in The Underworld which traces the history of werewolves unlike this movie. The action is slightly gory but nothing to impressive. A lot of scope for improvements and a movie worth missing.
Thumbs up: Depiction of a typical 19th century English village
Thumbs down: Plot, action and everything else