Aufgeplusterter Kostümschinken mit abstruser Handlung und Pseudobildern, die an schlechte Märchen für Erwachsene erinnern. Empfehlung: Unbedingt NICHT ansehen. Der Film ist seinem Gestus nach teure Angeberei und eine missglückte Auseinandersetzung mit dem nichtsagend Fantastischen.
A post-"Matrix" blend of illuminati-style conspiracy and period thriller, with Mark Dacascos as a martial arts-practicing Iroquois tossed in for good measure, it's no wonder "Brotherhood" enraptured my high school self: its slow-motion action sequences and gothic horror stylings are a straight dopamine injection to a teenage boy's brain. Still, the film leaves one wishing Christophe Gans had been more prolific.
After rewatching this movie I find the stylized, over-aestheticised manner hard to bear. Especially the numerous slow motion sequences and the frequent slow crossfades (both elements deriving from the 1999 "Matrix") represent a typical kind of turn of the millennium cinema that appears - in my opnion - very kitschy today.
Loosely based around the bizarre events that occurred in the now former French providence of Gévaudan during the mid-18th century involving the so-called 'Beast(s) of Gévaudan.' The scenes with the monster tended to be the best and most memorable in the entire movie. Other than that, everything was too melodramatic and bogus.