It's a prequel! It's a remake! It's two cash cows in one! And thanks to an A-list cast, including Sir Anthony Hopkins and Ed Norton, not to mention dexterous direction by Brett Ratner and screenplay by Ted Tally, Red Dragon
is two hours of delectably creepy and suspenseful fun.
Taken from the pages of Thomas Harris' terrifying first novel in the trilogy, Red Dragon is certainly a twisted psychological encounter of the best kind. The pace of the film is unstoppable as it races from one scene to the next in hopes of trying to stop a serial killer.Red Dragon
begins in Baltimore in 1980 with the capture of noted psychologist Hannibal
Lecter (Hopkins), who frequently consults to the FBI for psychological profiles. Lecter is convicted and locked away for life. Actually, it's for nine consecutive life sentences, but after the first one, who's counting?