WOLFCOP – Movie Review
Getting it’s round of buzz, WolfCop seems to be one of those movies that you hear about, but are still unsure of what to expect. Well, after seeing it for myself, I will say it delivers what it promises: a half wolf/half man hybrid that’s also a cop. If this seems out there, trust me, it is. I don’t really think you can review a movie like this in the traditional sense because it knows it’s out there, it makes fun of itself, and it sees its flaws and acts upon them to make it even more outrageous, and sometimes funny.
It’s not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou Garou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a strange turn.
Crime scenes seem oddly familiar. Lou’s senses are heightened, and when the full moon is out, he’s a rage-fueled werewolf. WOLFCOP is one cop’s quest to become a better man…
One transformation at a time.
WolfCop is straight out to just have a good time, but it feels like it’s having too good of a time during some spots. For the most part, more in the beginning, WolfCop is feels like a fun, campy film with its opening credits and all. It introduces us to the character, Lou Garou, who I feel felt out of place towards the beginning and throughout the film. He’s basically thrown upon us without any prior history or information. You slowly learn who he is and his problems, but even in the end I couldn’t fully connect with him. He’s still unlikeable by the end of this movie, so I guess there’s no real loss there. This is a small hiccup, but doesn’t make it unwatchable.
WolfCop has humor and lots of it. Whether this humor is put to good use, that’s up to the viewer and their standards of what’s funny. I found some jokes funny, while most I found a bit odd and just plain stupid. Even though I say that, that is what WolfCop is all about: being outrageously outrageous. And while its humor may work in some forms, it does fail in some scenes. Fails hard. For instance, that sex scene montage? Awful. Basically bordering on the line of beastiality, offering plenty of nudity, and awkward faces and motions? No thanks, WolfCop. This would probably be my biggest gripe about the film. That scene was just so out of place and all over the place, that it really took me out this strange world. After viewing it, I couldn’t take the movie as a funny piece of film, I could only think of it as a film Syfy would put on on a Saturday night. It seemed to get serious, I just couldn’t get in the mindset.
Enough of the negatives! While I did find some faults in WolfCop, I did enjoy quite a bit of it. I think the best thing this movie has to offer is its wolf transformation scenes. If your into gruesome werewolf transformations, then WolfCop is for you! Using all practical effects instead of CGI made it the transitions seem so real. I need to mention the werewolf killing scenes. They were so outrageous, they were quite amazing. I couldn’t help but laugh. All those scenes were definitely memorable in my book.
Like I said before, its opening credits and a few of the scenes that followed were a lot of fun. They set up the theme for the movie and made me feel like I could just sit back, relax, and watch lots and lots of bloody werewolf caused deaths. WolfCop is definitely a fun Saturday night movie. It may not be for everyone, but if you can look past its flaws, you’re in for a treat.