Hannibal is a pointless sequel to a Brilliant film. This "cat and mouse" tale is not suspensful. it is Badly Written. embarrassingly Acted(with hopkins character being written more 'nice', this time.) and with Julianne Moore (badly) taking over the character of Clarice Starling. Ridley Scott(who took over for Johanthon Demme) sadly directs this movie. It is even over-long. The one thing about this movie is the end scene with Ray Liotta(that's all i can say, without ruining it.). Hannibal isn't terrible, just not a worthly sequel, to a great film.