This is where Hannibal Lecter dies. His "beginning" marks the inevitable end to our waning fascination with pop culture's sophisticated flesh-eater. No, Hannibal Rising doesn't literally spell out the onscreen demise of Lecter. As a matter of fact, its ominous coda hints at even more episodes in this fine young cannibal's life. But they'd do well to end here. The Lecter legacy is becoming an overcooked faux pas. As they say...stick a fork in it, 'cause it's done.