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Old 02-16-2013, 12:47 AM
War Wolves (2009)

Brilliant title for a film, sounds totally cool, its just a shame the film isn't as good. Group of soldiers get attacked by werewolves (the locals) in the field and come home to find themselves changing, the transition is painful and mentally destroying on certain members.

Reasonable concept that is explored...reasonably, but nothing much happens during the film with very little wolf action, when there is some action it seems the director has seen 'Near Dark' and tried to imitate that for werewolves (the bar scene). The makeup on the characters near the finale as they turn is a cross of wolf features mixed with human features, not the full blown werewolf look but a humanoid look with pointy ears, fangs and nose makeup which has been done before and better than this to be honest.

Best thing in the film is probably the cute and charming duo of Thomerson and Saxon as a pair of old bickering ex-military men after the wolves. Saxon the more rigid straight laced by the books ex-general with Thomerson the wisecracking, bend the rules rambunctious sidekick.

A TV movie that is slightly better than most but not good enough for major release, still fun for werewolf fans though. The finale sequence for Thomerson is a heart breaker I can't deny, surprisingly strong for such a film.
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