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In 1765 something was stalking the mountains of central France. A 'beast' that pounced on humans and animals with terrible ferocity. Indeed they beast became so notorious that the King of France dispatched envoys to find out what was happening and to kill the creature. By the end, the Beast of Gevaudan had killed over 100 people, to this day, no one is entirely sure what it was, wolf? hyena? or something supernatural? Whatever it was, shepherds had the same life-expectancy as the red-suited guys in 'Star Trek'. The Beast is a popular myth in France, albeit one rooted firmly in reality; somewhat surprisingly it is little known to the outside world, and perhaps incredibly it has never been made into a movie. Until now... Based on the true story of the Beast of the Gevaudan that terrorized France in the mid-XVIIIth century, the movie aims to tell first and explain afterwards. In the first part, a special envoy of the King of France, altogether biologist, explorer and philosopher, arrives... Written by
There really was a "Beast of Gevaudan." Historical records of the "Beast's" attacks, which served as inspiration for the movie, allege that it was a wolf-like creature though it was often described with fanciful or demonic elements to its character; including an unusual color, a supposed resistance to bullets, and cloven hooves. Various explanations for the beast's identity and behavior have been proposed over the years, ranging from a mastiff-wolf hybrid trained to wear boar-hide armor to a member of an exotic now extinct Asian Hyena species (in the film the beast is a lion in spiked metal armor). However no evidence has ever been found to suggest anything other than an unusually large and aggressive wolf was the culprit. Officially, as in the film, "The Beast" was a large grey wolf who was shot and killed by the King's hunter in September of 1765. However, further attacks plagued the region until June of 1767 when a local hunter shot and killed a wolf which, upon examination, was found to have human flesh in its stomach, and is now believed to have been the true "Beast of Gevaudan." See more »
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From what I saw in the previews this looked like an interesting movie, then I heard from some friends that it was pretty good, so some buddies of mine and myself went and saw it. I have to say that I LOVED this movie. I knew it was going to be subtitled, and I knew it was a French movie, but other than what I saw in the trailers, I didn't have a clue what to expect.
I must say that the trailers were PERFECT, cause they showed just enough to get you interested, but not enough to ruin the cool parts in the movie.
I was truly shocked at how good the "Beast" looked, I was really fearing that it would barely be shown and when it was it would look bad, but I thought it looked great! It was no T-Rex in "Jurassic Park", but nonetheless, it looked believable and quite real at times.
Then there's the fight scenes. These fights were incredible. My hat is off to Mark Dacascos, I saw him in two of his earlier films; "Double Dragon" and "Only The Strong" and was really impressed with his fighting in both of those films. As far as fighting goes though, I think this film takes the cake. Truly impressive, if you ask me.
His buddy in the film, Samuel Le Bihan, was a great fighter too. Mark seems much more of a martial arts fighter though, whereas Samuel is more of a weapon wielder, but equally impressive.
Like most movies there were a few scenes that I could have done without, but overall, I was really happy with the film. It was worth my $9.
Another thing I wanted to mention is the wardrobe. Normally I'm not one to really pay attention to the wardrobe, but it really stuck out in this film for some reason. The costumes were great in this film, I really liked the outfits that the two main characters were wearing in the beginning of the film when they're standing in the rain (the costumes shown on the poster). They just looked so cool.
If I had to complain about something in the movie, I'd say that the director went a little overboard with the slow-motion. And more specifically, the slow-motion-to-full-motion shots. There were certain times in the film where I KNEW the directer was going to slow the shot down and "surprise, surprise", I was right. But it didn't bug me enough to get me upset, just something that struck me as odd.
Well, I hope you like(d) the movie as much as I did and thanks for reading my review.
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