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Battledogs (2013)

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A werewolf virus is unleashed upon New York, and Major Hoffman looks for a cure while Lt. General Monning wants to establish a new canine army.

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Shane Van Dyke
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Sheffer ... Major Brian Hoffman
Dennis Haysbert ... Lt. General Christopher Monning
Kate Vernon ... Dr. Ellen Gordon (as Katherine Elizabeth Vernon)
Ariana Richards ... Donna Voorhees
Bill Duke ... President Donald Sheridan
Wes Studi ... Captain Falcons
Ernie Hudson ... Max Stevens
Benjamin James ... Corporal CJ Parkins
Anthony Pacella Anthony Pacella ... Carl Hammond
Darin Cooper ... Defense Secretary Woods
Afrim Gjonbalaj ... Captain Sims
Richard Lounello ... Platoon Leader (as Rich Lounello)
Frank Rossi ... Air Force Chief of Staff
Michael Cipiti ... Staff Official
Richard Satterwhite Richard Satterwhite ... American Citizen
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A werewolf virus is unleashed upon New York, and Major Hoffman looks for a cure while Lt. General Monning wants to establish a new canine army.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Buffalo, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9
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After the S10 Blazer gets run into, and after the major wakes up, the Blazer becomes a Mercury Mountaineer. See more »

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Aside from the title, then this movie was actually alright...
21 August 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

It is always a nice treat to witness when The Asylum manages to spew out a movie that excels compared to the rest of their movies. Every now and then The Asylum manages to put out a movie that is actually above the usual cheesy and campy stuff they dabble in.

"Battledogs", aside from the horrible title, was actually a nice movie. It was a different take on the werewolf myth and genre, and a rather bold take. But it ultimately worked out well enough.

Mind you, I am not saying that "Battledogs" is ready to challenge the leading werewolf movies, but for a movie from The Asylum, then it is well worth checking out.

The story is about a mutated strain of lycanthropy running rampart in Manhattan. The military contains the outbreak, but want to utilize this newfound potential source of power and turn it into a weapon - of course. And they will stop at nothing in order to succeed. But when things get out of hand, the military are forced to take to drastic measures.

Storywise, then "Battledogs" was alright. It wasn't the best of stories, and it was predictable, yes, but still it was a step up compared to many other movies from The Asylum. The story is fast paced and full of action and even an occasional thrill here and there.

As for the acting, then they did have some good names on the cast list, and people did good with the characters and roles they were given. Sure, many of these characters were generic and stereotypical, but the actors and actresses still manage to get something watchable out of that.

Which leads me to the CGI. The werewolves did look good, although at times the CGI animation was wooden and stiff, but still, the effects worked to the extend that they were meant to. Just don't get your hopes up for being blown away by a multi-million dollar CGI extravaganza.

If you enjoy werewolf movies, and don't mind movies that range in the lower scale of the budget, then definitely check out "Battledogs" - don't mind the awful movie title.


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