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And for a 1980s film on its own this is actually not bad even considering the cheesy 80s soundtrack
on February 28, 2016
I'm a huge fan of Michael Mann.
And for a 1980s film on its own this is actually not bad even considering the cheesy 80s soundtrack. However, if you are a fan of Thomas Harris and the book Red Dragon, for which the film is based then you may have some issues, as it does not totally follow it. It is stringently followed in some areas even to the point of dialogue, but some of the most awesome parts of the story is left out, but it is almost equally entertaining to contrast the differences between this film, and newer version Red Dragon, and the television series Hannibal. Which I noticed took quite a few things from this version of the film.
If you're going in fresh on a weekend watch it's totally worth a look, after all it's Michael Mann... man:)