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What order to watch Hannibal Lector movies in?
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
4055 posts
So I feel like watching the Hannibal movies.

Here they are in the order they were released:

Silence Of The Lambs
Hannibal
Red Dragon
Hannibal Rising

Here is their chronological order:

Hannibal Rising
Red Dragon
Silence Of The Lambs
Hannibal

There is also the wildcard Manhunter, which is the same story as Red Dragon, and apparently it's shit, so I don't really intend to watch it.

You decide!
06:59pm 15/02/10 Permalink
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Mantra
Crusty old man
Brisbane, Queensland
2623 posts
I suggest you watch Avatar instead. Apparently it's quite good.
07:01pm 15/02/10 Permalink
Carson
Gippsland, Victoria
342 posts
Just Silence of the Lambs. The rest sucked.
07:02pm 15/02/10 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
15124 posts
I think the order of release is the perfect order. Just like how Stars Wars started off with episode IV which was everything going at full flight, so is Silence of the Lamb without a doubt the best of the Lector movies.

Hannibal is far more cerebral and delves into some of Lector's personality flaws, thus it helps to already know a bit about the monster in action.

Red Dragon I found to be totally forgettable and there's not much I can really say about the movie for or against.

Hannibal Rising, like all prequels, is always best watched last. It is an ok movie.
07:04pm 15/02/10 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
4056 posts
Yeah thanks infi, that pretty much supports the voice in my head telling me everyone whose opinion about this came up on google was shortsighted. There are story-telling elements of those movies that require you to be discovering the information in the order it was revealed, not in the order it 'happened'.
07:06pm 15/02/10 Permalink
StopShootingMe
Brisbane, Queensland
3078 posts
Agreed, Silence Of The Lambs then stop. Anthony Hopkins' best role.
07:10pm 15/02/10 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
2480 posts
I thought Manhunter was better but its a bit of a hard slog to watch.
kinda low budget too.



07:33pm 15/02/10 Permalink
Reverend
Gold Coast, Queensland
1503 posts
Manhunter is good IMHO but you have to take into account that it was made in the late 80 early i think. Dont watch the movies first read the books they are way better.
10:08pm 15/02/10 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
4058 posts
haha just watched Silence, scared the shit out of the missus
10:12pm 15/02/10 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
17117 posts
How good is the escape scene!
10:13pm 15/02/10 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
872 posts
Agreed with the guys up above - this series is meant to be watched in release order, but that skipping any of the later flicks wouldn't make you much worse off.

10:55pm 15/02/10 Permalink
neffo
Forum Hero
Wynnum, Queensland
16260 posts
Don't watch Hannibal. It ends with him cutting his hand off, which makes absolutely no sense. Hannibal rising, sucks even more.

Silence, Red Dragon and Manhunter are ok though. At the very least they are based on decent books, the other two are based on shitty books the guy wrote to pay for his coke habit.

(The coke habit bit might not be true.)
11:16pm 15/02/10 Permalink
Opec
Brisbane, Queensland
6295 posts
humm I'd say watch it in order of the releases, ^^^ above discreprencies not with standing :) Man hunt was actually pretty good, watch it before/after red dragon.
11:52pm 15/02/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Brisbane, Queensland
2273 posts
Just Silence of the Lambs. The rest sucked.


This.

12:06am 16/02/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
17288 posts
Silence is the best and then Red Dragon. Hannibal was complete ass and Hannibal Rising was very average.
12:07am 16/02/10 Permalink
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