my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   Dog Soldiers
Director:   Neil Marshall
Year:   2002
Genre:   Horror
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   01.20.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (2)
- The Descent
- Doomsday

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
01.20.07Internet For some reason, I never saw this when it came out and I'm tired of having to silently nod my head in vague agreement whenever anyone else talks about it so, here I am.

I think the last time I had to pretend to have seen it was during a discussion of the best werewolf movies of all time. After a little thought, there's really not that many. It seems to me that there's an all-time great werewolf movie waiting to be made, but maybe not. Maybe the mythology itself is flawed or something... all the werewolf movies I could think of were at best good, never great. The Howling, The original Wolf Man (and it's been so long since I've seen that I shouldn't even say I have), and of course American Werewolf in London. Plus I might throw in Wolfen even though it's not technically a werewolf movie per se.... but you know... is American Werewolf really the story gets? I like the idea behind Mike Nichols' Wolf but don't really enjoy the movie all that much, and the Ginger Snaps movies were varying degrees of enjoyable but none of them classics. Teen Wolf... of course. My personal favorite werewolf movie might just be Silver Bullet.

anyways, this is kind of an eventual but well done take on the genre, pitting werewolves against soldiers in rural Scottish highlands. I liked seeing the main dude from Rome in here among the absolutely identical looking soldier leads. I'm pretty sure I also know the captian from something else but the rest of them could be storm troopers for all I know...

I liked this movie. It's maybe a bit basic but the same could be said for The Descent and I liked that too. I do have a couple minor greviances (like the girl character and I really could've done without the Matrix reference), but for the most part I had a good time with it. Good Saturday Night type horror movie.
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