Dog Soldiers Review
Written by: BooF
I am a huge werewolf fan and have been for awhile. I stumbled across this movie looking through a bin a wal-mart and picked it up for $5. With the title being "Dog Soldiers" I wasnt expecting much, just another random low budget werewolf flick where you probably wouldn't even see the thing attacking. I was horribly mistaken. Dog Soldiers quickly became one of my top 5 werewolf films and my goto choice for a late night fix.
The movie quickly sets the mood and the exact nature of the characters but keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the clip. You never actually know whats going to happen until its done. Kevin McKidd (Pvt Cooper) gives you the straight forward take charge attitude that prevents utter chaos between the platoon. He really exploded in the role as you got the feeling he really cared for the rest of the group and would do whatever it took for them to survive. While all the mayhem, shooting and stradegy was taking place Darren Morfitt (Spoon) provided the comic relief. Still being a soldier and doing his duties in a professional manner he was able to throw in remarks throughout the film that would take you from being on the edge of your seat to on the floor laughing. As for Emma Cleasby (Megan), she was the innocent photographer looking for a way out. Truly believable throughout the movie, expceptional performance.
Now for the good stuff, the werewolves. These werewolves arr not your ordinary run of the mill werewolves. They are vicious thinkers. They will take you of your game and when you're least expecting it, snatch you up. All the werewolves and gore are authentic and look as real as you can get. CGI? Hah. CGI is childs play compared to this. After seeing these effects, if I didnt know any better I would be locking my doors and boarding my windows at night.
The movie perfectly found the medium between fast paced and slow paced. They got the story across while keeping the action high and threw some gore in there because it is a horror film after all. This movie covers all the needs of a horror watcher and is highly recommended.