Things That Make Me Die Inside (Vol. 12)

Please, make the lambs stop screaming! No more Hannibal Lecter movies! The prequel Hannibal Rising is due out next week, on Feb. 9, so I’ll reserve judgment on that film. But producer Dino de Laurentiis has told MTV News that he’s already considering another Chiantifest. And he even suggested that, in this hypothetical umpteenth movie in the franchise, our young flesh-eater may get lucky with a more mature female character (played in Hannibal Rising by Gong Li)—ewww.

Good God. First of all, I don’t want to see Hannibal Lecter getting laid. Second, while Manhunter and The Silence of the Lambs were revelatory experiences, things started to go downhill with Hannibal. And, really, nobody—not even Brett Ratner’s mom—was asking for Red Dragon. So when are they gonna stop? What’ll be next, a 3-D version? Remember: It happened to Jaws.

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  • frar

    NEVER put Gong li and the word EWWWW in a sentence together, She is a goddess.

  • Chris Richards

    Ok, for the record, Red Dragon was a pretty good movie. I rad the book years ago and when i saw Manhunter I was so disappointed. But the movie Red Dragon is true to the book, both in name and feel, and it works more cinematically than Manhunter. Don’t get me wrong, i love me some Michael Mann, I just wasn’t all about his William Peterson-starring clunker. But on a final note, I agree, please let the Hannibal movies stop.

  • Ceballos

    Seriously, if people didn’t know Brett Ratner had directed “Red Dragon” there wouldn’t be a fraction of the hate.

  • Jasper

    Frar couldn’t agree more. But as much as I love her and the actor playing Hannibal whose name escapes me. I think this needs to be the last one.
    Other things that need to be put down:
    The View (the show not the band)
    Joan Rivers
    Sienna Miller
    Justin Timberlake
    Any celebrity currently or recently in rehab (yes that’s you Lindsay and Isiah)
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Merging of celebrity couple names (although I’m partial to Gyllenhaard)
    ……….sorry what was the question?

  • Jasper

    Btw no more Indiana Jones movies, or Jurassic Parks

  • mike

    The studios just need to lay off sequels. Overmilking every cash cow ruins the herd.
    I agree with Jasper’s list except for Justin Timberlake. He can come out of the vault once a year for SNL.

  • Deb

    I agree. Much of hollywood is squeezing every last dollar with sequel mania. Let’s stop with the horror movie sequel craze: Saws, Chucky’s, Freddy and Jason, and let’s not forget Mike Myers. Let’s infuse some new blood into that tired old franchise.

  • Ep Sato

    I thought Hannibal was okay, if only for helping to revive Ray Liotta’s career. Besides (SPOILER) it was fun to watch the Ray Liotta eat his own brain and the kid on the plane eat a piece of it at the end, and I had the pleasure of seeing the movie in the Union Station movie theater (here in DC), where part of the movie was filmed.

  • Mozz

    I have a rule. The only sequels i will ever watch are the Godfather 2 and Superhero movies (for some reason i’m okay with those sequels.) but no sequels for anything else, no saw 2 or 3, no more lechter movies… after silence of the lambs. you know what, i like it that way, I save a lot of time on mediocrity.

  • dma69

    The Silence of the Lambs is a classic. It still creeps me out. Hannibal was such a disappointment that I didn’t even bother with Red Dragon and I’m not going to bother with Hannibal Rising.

  • No More!

    I agree no more hannibal movies! Enough already! I’d even say no more prequels. They never live up to the original.

  • Jennifer

    omg, come on & give it a chance! I’ve been watching the tv spots and movie trailer over and over & I’m seeing it tomorrow, so I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    leave hannibal alone ur jealous!

  • Anonymous

    u people got to wake up. the hannibal series is great. at least its not scary movie 5 or something. get a life amd lay off lecter. there are way worse films and i am flabbergasted by all your negativity. bad vibes dudes. anyway just give it a chance damn it!

  • Kelli♥

    OMG!! You guys need to chill out!Hannibal Lector movies are all just to get people scared! i mean, come on, lots and lots of people like getting scared!! Me included! So, you guys should stop judging these movies! besides…you dont have to watch it if you don’t want to… so, leave people alone and if they want to watch it, they can watch them!! maybe people like these movies! And if they keep making them people are obviously watching them!! because they like them!! so, just shut up if you don’t like them because there is lots of people who absolutly ♥love♥ those movies!! including me!! so you know what all you Hannibal Haters…LAY OFF!! HE ROXX!!♥♥</3♥♥

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