Last week I watched "The Wolf Man" for the first time. I was a little disappointed by this Universal movie that skips on the "horror" scenes and instead concentrates on Larry Talbot's internal struggle. I personally found it a little tedious and had very little sympathy for the main character. Plus the film lacked some of the atmosphere of the earlier Universal "classics". I am unsure why "Wolf Man" is regarded as the ultimate werewolf movie. Maybe it just wins by default of being the first. Also, while watching, I was struck by the similarities to "Cat People" that was made a year later and mention of this is made in the commentary track. "Cat People" also has a main character coming to terms with her true nature as a shapeshifter and ulimately reaching a tragic end. Yet "Cat People" is a much better film because it's more involving, we feel more sympathy for Irena and the film has some marvellous individual scenes. "Wolf Man" seems a little juvenile and lightweight in comparison.