It was supposed to be a simple training mission. What it turned into was a horrific nightmare from which none of them may awake! When a group of British soldiers are dropped into the middle of nowhere for a routine war game, they find more than they bargained for…
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A fun and fast paced werewolf flick with pretty good performances and solid direction. What hampers the movie somewhat is the budgetary constraints and that the effects does not really hold up for scrutiny which is a must in a creature feature. Nevertheless the movie succeeds since it does not pretend to be anything that it´s not.
Was preparing for the worst, but this managed to surprise me positively. Uses suspense and gore effectively, has fun moments, and the progression of the situation is handled well. The twist at the end is foreshadowed too much for my taste, but the scene where the werewolves gather around is actually quite creepy.
Dog Soldiers is the sort of sharp, simple and effective cult fare I WANT to see genre directors starting with! Marshall's no Kubrick, but I'm always willing to make time for his loving genre movies - though I don't think he's topped Dog Soldiers yet, which is a little disappointing (and I liked Centurion much more than I probably should have). www.foec.wordpress.com
Well written characters, great action and suspense, plenty of gore for the gorehounds, but also, a fantastic sense of humour. Easily one of the best werewolf and horror films to come along in the last 20 years.