was a huge surprise…surprisingly disappointing.
It’s not that I had huge expectations for the film. But how can you not have high expectations when you see a film with Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving (think “Agent Smith” from the Matrix,
or Elrond in The Lord of the Rings
) and even Emily Blunt, who is proving to be quite the gifted actress.
But then the film started.
It was truly one of the worst films I’ve seen this year.
The first scene was so bad that it was almost comedy. As the film progressed, I wished I had let my son Alec watch it with me, because we would have sat there like the two robots from Mystery Science Theatre
and mocked the film throughout (Alec is proving to be a pretty witty young lad!)
If someone ever hands you The Wolfman
on DVD… just use it as a coaster for your drink.
SHOULD KIDS SEE IT?
Nope. The violence was over the top…almost as if it was a film student’s experiment with gory effects just to be gory.
As said above, we don't recommend your kids see this film. But on the occasion that they actually have already seen it, you may want to dialogue about the film with them. These questions below may be a help to you.
Three Simple Questions (with Answers You May Be Looking for):
- What are some of the messages or themes you observed in this movie?
- How do you suppose we—as serious Christ-followers—should react to this movie?
- How can we move from healthy, Bible-based opinions about this movie to actually living out those opinions?
, president of The Source for Youth
Ministry, is the author of numerous books including the new
Should I Just Smash My Kid's Phone?
, and youth ministry books like
Ministry By Teenagers
Connect: Real Relationships in a
World of Isolation
, and the award winning book
Do They Run When They See You Coming?
speaks and trains
at conferences, churches and events across North
America, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his
. You can follow Jonathan on
, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help.
Jonathan and his wife Lori, and their three teenagers Alec, Alyssa and Ashley live