Werewolf by Night
Werewolf by Night is a new special
presentation that just launched on Disney Plus. Monster hunters from around the
world to determine who will be the next hunter to earn the Bloodstone and Leadership
of the other hunters. The hunters enter a labyrinth where they must hunt down
the beast with the bloodstone, while fending off the other competitors. One
hunter though, hides a dark secret that would make the target on his back even
What follows is The Good, The Bad, and The
Spoilers of Werewolf by Night.
Werewolf by Night has a great classic
monster movie vibe. This is achieved not only by having the entire movie in black
and white, but also through the over-the-top acting by the more whimsical characters
like the step-mother and butler. One of my favorite parts early in the movie
was the very small amount of CGI and a bigger focus on special effects. This
ranged from the monster heads mounted around the wall, to the Ulysses Bloodstone
automaton that very comically talks to the hunter. I also like that when we
finally see the werewolf, he is also a character that is more make-up and
special effects than CGI.
I loved the cameo of Ted, aka Man-Thing.
This Marvel special presentation Werewolf by Night is not going
to be for everyone. There are no big cameos, except Man-Thing, and no major
connection to any current MCU stories. That doesn’t mean there isn’t some way
it will be tied in at some point, but currently I could find none. Unless you
know the more obscure side of Marvel, you may watch this wondering how it is
Marvel at all.
Marvel has become a very kid friendly franchise. Very young children
love watching super hero movies. Werewolf by Night is a darker, more
violent movie at times than previous Marvel movies. Parents may feel the need
to give it a watch first, before the little ones.
My Overall Opinion
I enjoyed Werewolf
by Night, but there are many who will not care for this new Marvel project.
If you like a classic monster movie, this one meets the criteria. It’s mildly
comical, while also slightly suspenseful, and of course being in black and
white is the cherry on top. If you are watching this hoping to see some big Marvel
superheroes, MCU story connection, or lots of CGI riddled battles, you are
sadly going to be disappointed.
Have you watched this one yet? Comment you thoughts below.