Hannibal Rising

Hannibal Rising

Director: Peter Webber Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, Rhys Ifans
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Hannibal Rising 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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I have to say, the first 20 minutes or so were boring. I was actually about to walk out of the theater when it suddenly started getting good. This movie is just as or more violent than the others and the actor who portrays hannibal lector is a perfect fit (later on in the movie.)
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HANNIBAL RISING may not be in the same league with its predecessors, especially SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, but it was written by the same author - both the novel and the screenplay - and so we must accept that the arc of the story of the murderous cannibal is intact. Where this version of how the child Hannibal became the crazed and bizarre man due to his witnessing the loss of his young sister to the appetites of hungry soldiers is less successful than the studies of the grown man is the lack of including the genius mind, epicurean stance, highly sophisticated art lover, and macabre sense of human relationships as shown in the boy to young man period. Filmed in beautiful color and atmosphere the story begins in WW II as stated above and as Hannibal the lad escapes the carnivorous appetites of the Nazi solders (including the evil Grutas as portrayed with gusto by Rhys Ifans!) and becomes Hannibal the young man (Gaspard Ulliel) who with the aid of his aunt Lady Murasaki Shikibu (Gong Li) continues to search out all of the soldiers who ate his sister. And in the end we do discover some hidden secrets about the now mature Hannibal Lecter. Director Peter Webber keeps the pace and the gore going and has at his side a fine supporting cast (Richard Brake, Kevin McKidd, Stephen Walters, Ivan Marevich, and Goran Kostic among others). Ulliel is credible in the minimal dialog is given and it probably is the fault of Thomas Harris that this young Hannibal doesn't show all the key characteristics he will eventually flaunt. It is not a bad film, just not one that will be remembered as well as the originals. Grady Harp
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When I first viewed this movie in theaters I was quite disappointed by attempt to connect this story to the Silence of the Lambs series. I think if they just let this movie be its own entity aside from the whole Hanibal Lector ties it would be more enjoyable, but for any fan of the other movies (at least the original) this doens't seem to fit well in my eyes. Could they have found an actor to play the younger Hanibal Lector that looked less like Anthony Hopkins....doubt it. It was as if they had an idea how they wanted the movie poster to look and fit a story around how they could show the younger Hanibal in a similar mask as worn later and thus the horrible Samuri storyline included. *my 2 cents*
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from the first minute of this film. I actually watched it 3 times in two days because it is so riveting. Gaspard is absolutely mesmerizing as young Hannibal and seems to relish his role in this movie. It is totally different from the others in the series but well worth your time. I am going to buy this movie. It is unusual and engrossing and I highly recommend it.
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i read the prequel novel about hannibal lecter in a mer 2 or 3 days the book was awesome the movie was just as good as the book the direcator did the book justice
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this movie blew me away the book did the same thing also hannibal lecter is one very intresting charecter gaspard did justice to the orginial hannibal lecter actor hopkins the book and movie are both very awesome and are very entertaining
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When I first saw it on the opening night, I was expecting to see the normal sort of 'Hannibal' movie, but this was better! Gaspard Ulliel plays him perfect, the movements were right on, you could tell that Gaspard had studied the way that Anthony Hopkins had turned Hannibal into the insane-physco killer that he "the character" is, he still made Hannibal likeable. The other actors and actresses were awesome! I could watch this everyday!
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