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Plot: On a dark and somber night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader’s life, the attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic—a hunt that will ultimately bring them face to face with a dangerous monster.
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**Werewolf by Night makes bold creative decisions to embrace the monster movies vibe, and it pays off BIG TIME!**
Werewolf by Night is my favorite Marvel film so far this year. The stylized approach with the black and white filter and film grain was a bold choice that gave the movie great atmosphere and nostalgia. Werewolf by Night embraced the horror genre and violence slightly more than other Marvel movies, with villains losing limbs and being eaten. However, it’s still a Disney+ special at the end of the day, so I wouldn’t call it particularly scary or violent. As a fan of Elsa Bloodstone in the comics, I enjoyed her character’s role and backstory in the movie, which connected this isolated creature feature to a greater universe. The creative choices, great but not overdone effects, the introduction of new heroes, and the horror approach make Werewolf by Night one of the best recent entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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“Werewolf by Night exhibits once again the immense talent of Michael Giacchino, but this time, in addition to delivering an excellent score, he also shines as a director.
From the stunning black-and-white cinematography to the instantly entertaining premise, the filmmaker creates such a distinctive style that no one would guess this special belongs to the MCU. A dive into the horror genre that pays homage to past decades and surprises with the level of depth given to the characters in such a short runtime.
Final praise for the superb performances.”
Great darker side of Marvel
Werewolf by Night retains the MCU’s trademark humour for better and for worse and would’ve definitely benefited from a longer run time but it remains a great exercise in genre with a clear love for classic monster movies and has a blast going to more violent ends than usual.
Gael García Bernal brings the heart and clumsy charm to the proceedings whilst Laura Donnelly is the more stoic one with some solid dry wit to balance it out and Harriet Sansom Harris absolutely chews the scenery to great effect.
The use of black and white combined with the added film grain and cigarette burns is really impressive and enhances the experience. It also really helps it standout in an increasingly crowded and overly familiar universe.
Michael Giacchino’s direction is amazing, especially for a debut. It’s so artistically composed in its striking imagery and skillfully controlled symphonies of violence. Giacchino’s score is also excellent, instantly evocative and grandiose in all the right ways.
“For tonight, it is every hunter for themselves!”
I thought there was something vaguely familiar about the title when I ran across it while scrolling through the streaming channels. Opting to tune in, that familiarity was confirmed when I saw that it was a Marvel Studios presentation, as images of the ‘Werewolf by Night’ comic book of the Seventies flashed across my mind. What a cool idea I thought.
The picture utilizes a lot of the old Universal style of movie making, shot almost entirely in black and white with brief flashes of red attributable to a powerful relic known as the Bloodstone, a weapon that will bestow upon its finder the leadership of the Bloodstone Family, replacing the deceased founder whose rotting corpse signaled the start of a ceremonial hunt for the object.
There’s a bit of twist to the proceedings when hunter Jack Russell (Gael García Bernal) is revealed to be in league with the monster being hunted, which in turn is disclosed to be another Marvel monster character from the Seventies known as the Man-Thing. It actually looked a bit more comical than scary to this viewer, resembling a massive bearded, walking tree trunk. The Bloodstone, somehow affixed to the body of the Man-Thing named ‘Ted’ without explanation, was eventually recovered by Elsa Bloodstone (Laura Donnelly), daughter of the deceased patriarch, but not before its transformative power turned Jack Russell into the titled creature.
After all that though, the story stumbled to a somewhat anti-climactic ending. With Jack now a monster werewolf and ‘Ted’ eliminating the scheming Bloodstone matriarch Verussa (Harriet Sansom Harris), Elsa finds herself somewhere over the rainbow in what seems like an unfinished story line. Maybe that’s the idea, with sequels to follow in a novel experiment by the Marvel/Disney folks to delve into the realm of horror.
Original Language en
Runtime 52 min
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Director Michael Giacchino
Writer Heather Quinn, Peter Cameron, Gerry Conway
Actors Gael García Bernal, Laura Donnelly, Harriet Sansom Harris
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa LF, Panavision T-Series Lenses, Arri Alexa Mini LF, Panavision T-Series Lenses
Laboratory PIX System, USA (additional dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (4.5K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format Video (UHD)