Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dog Soldiers (2002)

Dog Soldiers is a newer movie (2002), and it has that "indie" feel, complete with the occasionally shaky camera, instead of the "movie magic" sheen that bigger, mainstream productions have. But honestly, that's the worst criticism I have against this movie. It's a gritty story, with plenty of humor, and some good characters. Much attention has been paid to the homages this movie makes to other classic films, but I think it manages to remain fun and not derivative. Certainly, the plot is not original - soldiers holding out in a remote location - but the fact that they are in the Scottish Highlands, and fighting werewolves, adds a little spice to the recipe. It's not the end-all be-all werewolf movie that I'm looking for, but I recommend it to those who find the premise intriguing.

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