Monday, May 14, 2007

Hannibal Rising - why??

Silence of the lambs - Hannibal Lecter - Nothing happened to me Officer Starling, I HAPPENED.

You cant reduce me to a set of influences. You've given up good and evil for behaviourism.. nothing is ever anybody's fault. Look at me officer Starling. Can you stand to say I am evil?

Now... THATS Hannibal Lecter - witty, brilliant, unapologetic.. and pure evil. That's why the audience was fascinated by this character. Well, that and Anthony Hopkins. Till date - I don't think anyone else can ever qualify to be Hannibal Lecter.

Hannibal Rising on the other hand, is a sad sad movie. The character isn't nearly as witty, but rather extremely lucky. Of course the movie does have its moments. Sadly not many of those. The movie, in my opinion is watchable for sure, but why did they have to call it 'Hannibal' Rising. they could've just named it something else without trying to make it as a prequel to the classic.

The worst part is.. Young Hannibal is killing for REVENGE.. RETRIBUTION.. and that just doesn't set well - with me, at least.

Honestly, some movies should be left alone. There is no need to make a prequel or a sequel for a classic. They rarely match up to the original and more often than not succeed in only irritating you.

For the ones who have not watched any other Hannibal movie or haven't read the book, might actually find Hannibal Rising a decent movie. But I seriously don't think there will be many of those.

Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs, 1991) - We begin by coveting what we see everyday. Don't you feel eyes move over your body, Clarice? Don't your eyes seek out the things you want?

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