Director: Neil Marshall
Stars: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby
During a routine nighttime training mission in the Scottish Highlands, a small squad of British soldiers expected to rendezvous with a special ops unit instead find a bloody massacre with a sole survivor. The savage attackers of the special ops team return, and the men are rescued by Megan, a zoologist who identifies what hunts them as werewolves. Without transport or communications, the group is forced to retreat to a farmhouse to wait for the full moon to disappear at dawn.
This movie starts out a little slow, but when you get to the half way point it picks up into overdrive. You watch this Army troop out in the woods role playing and talking back and forth to one another. That part of the movie gets a bit old. It is when they start getting attacked by the werewolves is when the movie finally gets going.
The werewolves in the movie looked great. They were how most people would want them. They were the tall sleek wolf aced creatures. They were close to how they are in the movie The Howling. In this movie they are more dog like in the head. The killings and the human carnage in the movie was as gory as you would want it to be. You had men spilling out their guts in this movie. It was bloody and sick. I loved it.
The one part of the movie that was the most interesting was the dialogue between the army men. They were sometimes just really nasty toward one another. It made for some funny scenes in the movie. There were other funnier parts of the movie as well.
I really did like this movie a lot. It was a nice spin the old werewolf movies. This movie brought a breath of fresh air from over the other side of the pond. I think that this is one to add to your personal movie collection. I thought it was that good. Enjoy.
Dog Soldiers (2002) Trailer