One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and ... See full summary »
On the eve of his high school graduation, unremarkable Will Kidman finally bonds with the girl he has long yearned for, reclusive Eliana Wynter. But he also discovers a dark secret from his past... that he is about to become a werewolf. Now, in an effort to fight destiny and save their love as well as their lives, they must battle not only Will's growing blood lust but an army of fearsome beasts bent on killing them... and then, us all. Written by
I recently went through the Twilight movies, i had seen the 1st 2 a while ago but decided to revisit them again followed by the sequels.
After I had finished them i decided to go through The Howling movies, i was sure i had seen the 1st but did not remember any of it when i watched it recently followed by the much more many sequels than i thought it had.
There were some lame links between most of the Howling movies, they seem to be after thoughts but over all were pretty bad and disappointing. The Howling: Reborn felt like it was not part of the series and the fact that it was 16 years since the previous Howling was the reason. The previous Howlings all felt dated being made through the 80's and 90's but felt like 70's movies.
This movie was clearly made to cash in on the Twilight Sagas success. Landon's character kinda grew on me, Lindsey's character felt right from the beginning and Ivana's character was hot and the best in the movie. The rest of the characters were expendable as far as being interesting.
The acting was OK, the story was fine too, the werewolf transformation...when it finally happened...was kinda quick...but then again some of the other Howling movies the transformation was painfully slow. The werewolf look wasn't the best by any means especially as modern as this movie is. In the end it had a nice but predictable twist.
It is hard to compare this to the other Howling movies and other than all the action taking place in 1 building, it felt closer to the Twilight stuff than The Howling. Overall i think it matches the best of the Howling franchise and the worst of the Twilight franchise.
Howling franchise (My ratings):
The Howling (1981) (4/10)
Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch (1985) (3/10)
The Marsupials: Howling III (1987) (4/10)
Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988) (3/10)
Howling V: The Rebirth (1989) (5/10)
Howling VI: The Freaks (1991) (4/10)
Howling: New Moon Rising (1995) (2/10)
The Howling: Reborn (2011) (5/10)
Others worth mentioning for comparison:
Twilight (2008) (5/10)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) (6/10)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) (6/10)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) (6/10)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012) (7/10)
The Company of Wolves (1984) 6/10)
Ginger Snaps (2000) (6/10)
Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004) (5/10)
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004) (6/10)
The Wolfman (2010) (6/10)
Red Riding Hood (2011) (6/10)
Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012) (5/10)
Wolves (2014) (5/10)
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