Red Dragon

Ed Norton doesn’t have the same edgy, fearful presence that William Petersen did in the 1986 version (Manhunter), nor does Ralph Fiennes have the same slightly vacant chill that Tom Noonan displayed. As for Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter… Well, he’s been there and done that already. The best performance here was from the ever reliable Philip Seymour Hoffman as the seedy reporter Freddy Lounds. Taken on its own, it’s a decent thriller, but I want more from a remake. I already know the story, so show me something new. Red Dragon doesn’t.