CNN.com has a new article discussing whether or not the new movie Wolfman can beat out Vampires and become the next ‘hot’ thing.
In the article they also discuss Taylor Lautner and New Moon -
Until Taylor Lautner beefed up and began walking around shirtless in “New Moon,” there wasn’t a chance in the underworld that werewolves could steal pop culture’s rabid affection for vampires.But now that moviegoers’ appetites have been whetted for this particularly hairy breed of supernatural beast, perhaps the new horror movie “The Wolfman,” starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, can help the myth finally step out from the, er, non-shadow of vampires after all.
n the past 30 years, there have been a number of films dedicated to the frightening — and sometimes hilarious — things that can happen when under the werewolf curse, yet the genre has never soared into popularity.We’re officially past “New Moon” frenzy, and werewolves haven’t exactly shown up in TV series, novels and other movies the same way vampirism has since “Twilight” and its cohorts left their mark.
“Vampires have always been more popular because there’s a romantic element,” Slantmagazine.com film critic Nick Schager said. “They’re striking, dashing, and there are sexual components to the legend.”
The werewolf, on the other hand, is not only plagued by a “cheesiness” factor that happens when the special effects are poor, Schager said, the myth itself is also decidedly less romantic.
Even Lautner’s character, whose houndish transformation does retain some elements of the werewolf myth, turns into a wolf only when the undead come around, making him a somewhat safer choice for his love interest.
On top of that, the “New Moon” wolf men seem to become more attractive once their supernatural gene kicks in, and in typical werewolf genre films, “you don’t get to be the good-looking, debonair hunk from ‘True Blood,’ ” Schager said. “It’s all about losing control and turning into a beast.”
IMO – Wolfman will not destroy Vampire fever. That’s all I have to say about that.
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