It’s time once again for another installment of "Early & Enthusiastic Amateur Film Critic," a regular series of articles over at AICN. This time the test screening buzz comes from a reader who got in to see an early version of "Hannibal Rising," which is a prequel to movies like "Manhunter," "The Silence of the Lambs," and (of course) "Hannibal."
From AICN: "I don’t want to give away any more. Gaspard Ulliel is excellent as Young Hannibal. The period setting is remarkable. The cinematography by Ben Davis is as gorgeous as Gong Li. The script by Thomas Harris grabs you and leads you deeper into the legend of Lecter. The audience seemed overall pleased and I hope they change not a frame. Far superior to "Red Dragon." As good as "Hannibal." One of the most entertaining movies I have seen this year."
Click here for the full report, which I’m sure came from someone not even remotely related to the film’s production, distribution, or marketing departments.