This flick gets into your head.....Well....where to start. First off, it must be noted that mainstream Hollywood movies don't make it to the Czech Republic for at least 2-4 months UNLESS they tank in the USA, then they get here quick (Battlefield Earth was here one week after its US release).
Ok...Jody Foster is gone, replaced by Julianne Moore. And you know what?...I think its a good thing. Agent Starling by now is supposed to have aged from the "good ole boy" bullshit at the FBI and Moore fits that perfectly. No offense MsFoster, but you're too damn cute to be old and bitter.
Anyway, Clarice fucks up on an assignment and takes the fall. Hannibal Lecter has just opened a neat household gadget chain across the USA and..wait..hes not THAT Hannibal Lecter!?!?!?!?
Ok, so, Hannibal is living in Florence..which trust me, is 100 times better looking than in the film. It seems that NO ONE recognizes the worlds most famous fugitive (not Harrison Ford) except for the Padishah Emperor Shaddam the IV from Sci-Fi's glorious rendering of Frank Herbet's "Dune".
Ok, Shaddam gets hung in Florence and spills his guts..literally.
Meanwhile crippled face-less pedophile (never thought I'd write THAT) Gary Oldman wants lecter dead. Seems he is the only living victim of Hannibal's attacks..unless you forget the nurse mentioned in "Silence of the Lambs" whose tongue Hannibal bit off (apparently the film makers did).
Starling is being harrassed by Ray Liotta...most women I know wouldn't mind that but hey, whatever floats your boat.
So its a thrilling chase as Oldman and Liotta go after Hannibal and Hannibal tries to stay alive and Starling has lesbian sex with Anne Heche (just checkin to see if your awake).
I won't tell you the end..except that Hannibal cuts off his own hand to spare Clarice and eats Ray Liotta's BBBBRRAAAAIIINNNZZZZZ
oopps I did it again :)Nothing to write home about, read the book its far better. Wheres the goddamn dominatrix sister and the friggin electric eel!?!?!?!?!!?!