I really like Anthony Hopkins, especially as the vicious sociopath Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. It was one of his greatest roles and a character that left a lasting impression on me and audiences around the world.

To be honest though, I didn't love the sequel and prequel to Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal and Red Dragon), or Hopkin's performances in them, nearly as much. Although, the lack of quality of those films was not solely Hopkins' fault -- Ridley Scott and Brett Ratner, I'm talking to you.

And if we are being completely honest here, I actually thought the underrated Brian Cox did a terrific job as Lecter in Manhunter -- Michael Mann's version of Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon. But I guess that's an argument for another day because we've got some much more current Lecter news to get to.

In an effort to squeeze every single last penny out of the Lecter character and the Silence of the Lambs "franchise," yet another movie featuring Lecter -- this time during his formative years as he learns his deadly craft -- has been made -- and its called Hannibal Rising. We've covered the film before (and very well, I might add) and now we have visuals to go with the words -- a new poster! If its your thing, I hope you enjoy it. If not, let's try to forget about the whole thing, shall we?
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