Katja Von Garnier
I have to admit that I let out a big sigh of relief at the end of the film because it managed to avoid most of the pitfalls of b-movies. There were no worthless flashback scenes, slow motion was used sparingly and every scene actually had a purpose. In fact, if you put a couple more bigger name stars in the leads, this would have had a theatrical release.
I definitely enjoyed the film, but it did have a lot of problems. I could write a book detailing all the plot holes and the inconsistencies, but the mythology at the core is pretty good. I would have liked to get deeper into that, but they only had so much time. It also had plenty of cheese moments that took away from the story. I liked the somewhat original way of telling the werewolf story because it didnít make them out to be monsters, but instead made them out to be ďblessedĒ (for lack of a better word).
One of the funniest things about BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE was the bad performance by Oliver Martinez. I say funny because heís the only real ďstarĒ of the film, yet he gives the worst performance. His co-stars Agnes Bruckner and Hugh Dancy actually do a pretty good job and carried the movie pretty well.
Deleted Scenes (11:34): These added to the cheese factor, so I was glad they were cut. They were also pretty short, so it the didnít make that much of an impact on the story. All in all, they deserved to be cut, so Iím glad they were.
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