Tonight's movie adventure was called "Red Werewolf Hunter" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1626201/
start with you can definitely tell that this was a low budget movie. It
wasn't so low budget where no one can act and ever special effect
looked like my 4 year old created it on his VTech. However the fact that
they had only 4 sets they kept revisiting was a bit of a tell.
movie stars Felicia Day whom anyone who watches videos on the Internet
knows from both Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog and The Guild. Who knew
she could actually act in a dramatic role.
character Virgina is bringing her fiancée to meet the family. Then we
find out her family hunts Werewolves for a living. Oh yeah honey I
forgot to tell you Werewolves do exist and I blow their heads off. This
is a Mike quote and not a movie quote by the way. Shortly into the movie
her fiancée has an encounter with a werewolf and things start to get
interesting. Well interesting might be a bit of a stretch, this movie
has its moments but as a whole I can't help but find it lacking.
are some really great, (well good, great is a bit of an exaggeration)
moments. There is some pretty good acting, the lines are fairly well
written overall and it was amusing to watch. There was definitely some
excellent weaponry, cool costumes and decent special effects.
can't help but focus on some of the bad points of the movie though. The
fact that a werewolf just happens to get open a cell door that is
reinforced and meant to hold in werewolves, REALLY, hangs head in
disappointment. SPOILER ALERT The fact that almost everyone in the movie
dies. I really, really, hate those types of movies.
I guess I
naively think that we are supposed to learn something from a movie. I
like to watch the main character grow from his experience in the movie.
Although sometimes it is simply fun to watch the main character blow
shit up and kick ass. But if no one is alive at the end what is the
Also what is with the sad, dramatic endings. This
movie could have been 5-10 minutes shorter and had a much better ending.
But no they had to create the brooding hate filled back story for the
main character. Do we as Americans really hate happy endings that much.
I am glad I watched this movie though, it is always fun
to see Felicia Day too. The other actors were good as well, and if you
don't expect too much from your movies I would recommend this one to
you. Of course not a movie for the kiddies, but that seems pretty
I give this movie three out of five smiley Mike heads.
will just say this though if this family was as stupid as they are in
this movie its amazing they weren't wiped out a hundred years ago. As
always thanks for reading.