I’m back baby and gonna be doing more of these!! As you all seem to enjoy my mumblings, ramblings, misspellings and bad grammar. 🤣
I finally took the plunge to watch the wildling and how did it muster to my very high expectations?? I have to say this film was fucking brilliant!
Now unlike the masterpiece American werewolf in London this follows the more modern indie route of being a more lyrical approach to werewolves, this is not a bad thing but I feel filmmakers really are missing the point of werewolves. They aren’t just muscle for vampires, tween stories they are a way to explore the human condition and whilst this film does that side of the coin beautifully it lacks in the genre dept and that’s a real kick in the nuts. What American werewolf tapped into is that nice guy who at the behest of the moon becomes a savage creature murdering and maiming and of that wasn’t bad enough his dreams are horrific showing us his heritage and how much he doesn’t want to be like that! But it had the make up to back up it’s genre credentials and that’s why that films a classic.
The cast is extraordinary with bel powley rightly shining as the lead and delivering a truly heartfelt performance. Brad Dourif and liv Tyler are brilliant as always in their respective roles and give the film warmth and pain.
The make up fx work is brilliant and I’m glad they were able to do so much and it really adds to the final product. The vfx at times don’t work as well due to budget and time constraints but they never once took me out of the film.
Overall if you want a good story about werewolves told really well this is you bread and butter right here. I was stunned as the credits rolled as my expectations had not only been met but excelled. This is a very high recommend from me #werewolves #fullmoon