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Hannibal Rising final trailer online

HannibalRising.jpgHannibal Rising has released its final trailer online. I can't say I'm that excited about it as I've just read the book and just about the entire trailer matches scenes from the book identically. I say scenes from the book as Hannibal Rising reads like a novel, everything's short and snappy with quick stage directions.

It's not a great book and was quite disappointing for me, mind you I read Hannibal just before that and it was better, but much less of a novel as Red Dragon or Silence of the Lambs.

The thing that also gets me about this trailer is the delivery of the lines from Hannibal, and the fact that he's a tall lanky bloke who really doesn't make me think he would end up like Anthony Hopkins.

You can see the trailer at Yahoo Movies [WMV:QT] through HorrorMovies.ca.

Have a look and see what you think. I think this is the better trailer than the previous ones we've seen on here, but it's not up to the calibre of Silence of the Lambs or the excellent Manhunter.



This trailer suffers from the same problem as a lot of useless sequel trailers: it's fine as far as it goes and it looks like it might have been a decent movie...

If none of the previous movies ever existed.

It's simply impossible to ignore the contributions of Hopkins and the rest here and therefore compare the characters, lines, scene setups and the rest. Gaspard Ulliel just looks terrible in this role. His line readings are silly and the whole thing just feels forced, as of course it must be.

I know that it's all about the money and that if a studio or producer owns the rights to these stories, they will make them no matter what the fans say or want. But this should be a screenwriting course's textbook example of "didn't need to be made." The only way it could have cheapened the franchise more is if it had gone straight to DVD.


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