Sunday, 16 June 2013

Film Review - Dog Soldiers

One of my favourite Werewolf films, Dog Soldiers is the story of a squad of soldiers on a training exercise in the Scottish Highlands, there they encounter a family of werewolves and shenanigans ensue. What I like about the film is that it plays it straight and so do the soldiers. Sure they freak out, but they also take it on the chin and get on with it.

The characters in the film are fun, for the most part they play stereotypes of British culture, but together it creates a workable dynamic. The banter between the team is also amusing in places, but also accentuating their predicament.

The fight in the kitchen is excellent :-)

Overall it's a great film, well worth checking out if you like monster horrors.

British director Neil Marshall's directorial debut Dog Soldiers resurrects and embraces the low-budget horror-comedy. Sergeant Harry Wells (Sean Pertwee) leads a team of British soldiers on a routine expedition to the Scottish Highlands. The six men would rather be at home watching the game, but they are even more dismayed when a carcass lands on their campfire. The next morning, they happen upon a severely injured Captain Richard Ryan (Liam Cunningham) and the bloody remains of his squadron. Soon they are attacked by giant werewolf beasts and chased through the woods, only to be saved by zoologist Megan (Emma Cleasby), who explains some of the truth about the creatures. They all take refuge in an old farmhouse while the threat of the monsters looms increasingly heavy.~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

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