The first film in the Hannibal Lector series takes the viewer on an amazing thrill ride full of twists and turns. The movie has a brilliant plot and makes Red Dragon feel like a really intellectual and slow paced nightmare which keeps the viewer at the edge of their seat. The acting of both Anthony Hopkins and Edward Norton are incredible. They bring the incredible depth to the characters and enhance the watching experience. The film has so many little things going on in it that it is worth watching over and over again.There are very few films that when you watch you know are truly a notch above and this one is in that category. It is a must watch for any cinema fan.
Bottom Line (Warning Contains Spoilers)
What really makes Red Dragon stand out is the chemistry between Anthony Hopkins and Edward Norton. As the film progresses that chemistry builds and makes the character development become the focal point of the film. While the film does center around a serial killer that needs to be caught it felt like a catalyst instead of the main plot. The calmness of Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector brings the film to a whole other level. He makes the character one that stands out compared to most psychopaths of the screen. It is a haunting and unforgettable performance that is unlike anything I’ve seen. The film does lead straight into the sequel at the end but it does not mean title hurts the film just more off a rather odd place to end it. Even with that slightly out of place scene it is truly an amazing movie that is a must watch for any movie fan.