Hannibal was better than I  FEB 13 2001

Hannibal was better than I expected. It doesn't live up to its Oscar-winning predecessor, but I was entertained throughout the entire film...and thoroughly disgusted by parts of it.

One curious aspect of the film (don't worry, no spoilers) was the amount of product placement. There were rather prominent appearances of Pepsi (& Mountain Dew), NetZero, Microsoft (in the form of Internet Explorer), Verizon, Gucci (twice!), and Dean & Deluca. Given the film's pedigree, one would have thought that much in-film advertising inappropriate, but I guess there is no such thing as too much advertising these days.

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