Re: RARA-AVIS: Red Dragon/Manhunter (spoiler)

Date: 25 Nov 2002


Re your comment below:

> It [RED DRAGON] was a real disappointment.
> MANHUNTER had some fantastic
> scenes in it. I thought the one where Hannibal
> tweeked the phone with the
> gum
> wrapper to get another line out of the prison was
> great. It was a subtle
> demon-
> stration of how smart he was. And MANHUNTER had a
> violent, wicked,
> hardboiled shotgun ending to it that was lacking in
> RED DRAGON. And the
> bad guy in MANHUNTER was WAY badder-looking than the
> one.

I haven't seen the remake with Hopkins and so can't give the comparative analysis you do, but I agree that MANHUNTER was great, and the main reason I haven't bothered to see RED DRAGON yet is that I was pretty sure it wouldn't be as good.


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