Originally Posted by James
My only problem with Hannibal is Clarice getting the world record for shooting bad guys, or whatever nonsense that was. It seemed like such an odd, unnecessary thing to include in the film. In fact, that entire shootout in the beginning was just pointless. Since when did Starling become an action hero? I'd much rather have seen her taking down another serial killer in the opening scenes, or something similar.
Other than that, I think Hannibal is a fine film. Red Dragon is damn good and Silence of the Lambs is my favorite film of all time.
I roll my eyes every time. That line was kinda painful. Just some nonsense to make the audience think Clarice is more of a loose cannon? Garbage.
Not at all unpopular, but while we're on the subject, Hopkins best performance of Lecter was definitely Silence of the Lambs. Hopkins kinda phoned it in from then on. Maybe it was Demme that brought it out of Hopkins, but I never felt like we got the same Lecter in the other films.