Hannibal is the sequel to the Silence Of Tha Lambs. A now free Hannibal Lechter (Anthony Hopkins) enjoys life in Italy. FBI agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore) who gets the short end of the stick for not playing bureaucratic games gets demoted for a botched drug raid. She gets a request from the last living victim of Hannibal lechter, one horribly disfigured Mason Verger (Gary oldman) for a chat. He uses her as bait to smoke out the good doctor while an Italian policeman tried to capture Hannibal himself and collect on the big reward.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades
When a notorious cannibal is wrongly accused of murder, he enlists the help of a confidante to help him track down the real killer. Julianne Moore picks up right where Jodie Foster left off (hello again, Clarice), and Anthony Hopkins delivers yet another fine performance as Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
The review of this Movie prepared by Teddy
Anthony Hopkins is Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant, canniballistic psychopath. Agent Starling (Julianne Moore) becomes obsessed with tracking Lecter down and in the process the lines between agent and criminal become blurred. Starling and Lecter become emotionally intertwined in a troubling series of events that lead to the grisly conclusion.
The review of this Movie prepared by Tracy Hocutt
I'm not going to give away the story. After all, this is a movie review. Here's what I wrote as soon as I got home from the theatre: When it comes to movies, I thought I've seen it all. It takes a lot to impress me, let alone shock me. But on February 10 I was literally blown away. I can't give you the details, you'll have to see for yourself. The images from this film will stay in your mind forever.
Aside from Roger Ebert (whom Dr Lecter, M.D. will never visit because he has no brains, no heart, no guts, and his head and butt are iterchangeable), the only people who didn't like this movie are those who kept comparing it with "Silence of the Lambs" and Julianne Moore with Jodie Foster, or had no clue what was going on and failed to read between the lines. To all of you, put a sock in it. Go read the book.
At first I too thought it wasn't gonna be the same without Foster but the truth is, Sir Anthony Hopkins was the center of the first movie, and still is in the sequel. They could have paired him up with any other actress, wouldn't have made much difference for he is the magnet that pulls you in and keeps you mesmerized, motionless, breathless...
Julianne Moore does a great job. She doesn't try to imitate Foster in any way. She shows us a different side of Clarice, ten years later. From the moment she appears on screen she IS Clarice Starling, there's no doubt about it. Ms Foster was superb in SOTL and deserved the Oscar but she never comes to mind when you watch "Hannibal". Not once.
I guess it's part of the human nature to be shocked, whether it's outrageous comedy (like Andrew Dice Clay; something that taps into deep, dark corners of the human soul), or the magic silver screen. Images can be a lot more powerful and shocking than words. They say words can't hurt you, you can hear something and take offense or laugh and forget about it. But visual perception becomes imprinted in our memory and we live with it for the rest of out lives.
Even after the final credits finished rolling my mind was still deep at the bottom of some dark abyss, held there by some supernatural force and I couldn't shake it off. I wished I could put my head in a bucket of cold water and then scream at the top of my lungs until my voice fails me. Never had a movie make me feel like this. Well, maybe a couple came close but this one totally rocked my world. But aren't these the moments we all live for?
Ridley Scott presents a masterwork of sheer momentum that rockets seamlessly towards its climax; a razor-sharp entertainment, beautifully constructed, brilliantly shot and guaranteed to chill your blood. Thrillers just don't come any better than this. A real roller coaster, full of hairpin turns, sickening descents and sudden accelerations. I'll go for a ride like this any day.
I'm still not quite myself so you have to forgive me, I have to go outside and get a breath of fresh air, do inventory of the remainders of my sanity, if any, and check whether the top of my skull is still in place... See this movie.
The review of this Movie prepared by Marishka