"The Wolfman" makes a subtle political statement about "enhanced interrogation"

February 13, 2010  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

I found the new movie "The Wolfman" quite enjoyable. It certainly doesn't do justice to the adage, "Once bitten, twice shy!""I hate this five o'clock shadow!"

Ah, but then there was what appears to be a little dig at what's euphemistically called "enhanced interrogation." I blatantly call it "torture" and say it is justified when, and only when: it's minimally used, minimally applied, causes no lasting physical harm, and has the potential to save innocent lives.

I'm not giving away any of the plot to reveal that our protagonist, Lawrence Talbot, is sent to a London lunatic asylum. There he is subjected to "treatment" by a sadistic doctor and stereotypical "Igor" henchman. And the treatment? Well, it was a very extreme form of it, but it was what audiences would consider to be . . . waterboarding!