The Wolf Man style more than I like the more traditional wolf style. this comes from Werewolf By Night, I am sure. I mean, Marvel Comics and werewolves? yeah, that's it. I did see An American Werewolf in London though, at the drive in. I liked that they were more sympathetic than vampires, and that they had a rivalry with the bloodsuckers.
so I have never seen this movie until today. I have seen pictures and read about it for 30 years now, but the movie has eluded me. well, I just never got around to watching it, ok?
but after watching this exercise in tedium, I want my 90 minutes back. for the life of me I can't figure out why people love this movie so much. I don't hate it, but when nothing happens for the first hour of the movie... well, I want to see werewolves in action. this movie didn't give me that at all. it gave me a lot of decent acting, but a lot of talking. and talking. and more talking.
finally the wolves really show up and then the movie gets involving. then they all get shot and die. the wolves- what you get to see of them, are really impressive, as are the transformations. gotta love a practical effect like that. seems to me the instant transformation with CG is cheating a bit.
I really wanted to like this movie. I mean really. I don't hate it, but give me Paul Naschy any day.