Red Dragon

3 out of 5 snowstones
Anthony Hopkins obviously enjoys playing the supremely evil Dr Hannibal Lecter in this prequel to 'The Silence of the Lambs'. The basic setup is the same: from his cell, Lecter helps an FBI agent (Edward Norton) catch a serial killer (Ralph Fiennes). The killer, obsessed with William Blake's painting 'The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun', imagines himself a Red Dragon. His only connection to normal life is through his fumbling relationship with a blind girl (Emma Thompson), who's unaware of his true nature. Suspenseful till the end, it's a worthy companion to the original 'Lambs'.
Posted by cronopio at 10:08 PM, October 05, 2003