Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The Howling Reborn (2011)

The plot - On the eve of his high school graduation, Will Kidman finally looks up from his books to catch the eye of the girl he's longed for the last four years, the mysterious Eliana Wynter. He's always been the shy kid, flying under the radar, but when he discovers a dark secret from his past that he is heir to a powerful line of werewolves, he finds he has a choice to make between succumbing to his primal nature, or turning against his own, and maintaining his humanity. In order to fight the destiny of his legacy, and save Eliana as well as himself, he must battle not only his growing blood lust but an army of fearsome beasts bent on killing him and Eliana.

The cast - Landon Liboiron as Will Kidman.
Lindsey Shaw as Eliana Wynter.
Ivana Milicevic as Catherine.
Jesse Rath as Sachin.
Niels Schneider as Roland.
Frank Schorpion as Jack Kidman.
Kristian Hodko as Tribe.

The film is a reboot of The Howling film series and unrelated to the previous installments. The credits, as seen in the film's trailer, state that the film is based upon the novel The Howling II by Gary Brandner.

All in all this isn't a bad little movie. It has a coming of age "Twilight" feel to it but with darker under tones and less annoying characters!
The CGI is minimal which makes for some good creature effects, although when there are werewolfs on screen the camera style goes into shaky / blurry mode most of the time, which restricts the full appreciation of them.
It also has extra scenes running through the end credits so keep watching till the very end if you do watch this.

The Howling Reborn is entertainment not at it's best, but certainly not at it's worse, that's why it gets an average but not poor 5/10.