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Wildling Blu-ray Review

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“Wildling” falls apart in the end.

“Wildling” begins with an alleged single father takes care of his young daughter (Anna) in a secluded house. For unknown reasons initially, he traps her in her room, lies to her and drugs her. After being overwhelmed by guilt, the father appears to kill himself leaving Anna to be rescued and brought into the real world where she stays with the local Sheriff and her brother. As it soon becomes apparent, however, there’s a reason why Anna was hidden away- it was to protect herself from herself and others as she is transforming into a werewolf.

“Wildling” starts off promising enough as it comes across as a mixture between “Room” and “Ginger Snaps.” The strong performances by Brad Dourif, Liv Tyler, and rising star Bel Powley (the MVP of this movie) certainly enhanced the drama on screen as well. One would think that the push towards the more horror centric werewolf section of the film would be a plus, but that’s when it begins to fall apart.

The second half of “Wildling” is filled with plot conveniences, clichés (a wildman who seems to know everything!), a focus on body horror (with really wonky makeup work), a bloated CGI heavy ending, and the feeling that scenes are missing. Basically, the movie really veered away from the small, intriguing, and intimate movie it started out as.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.40:1 1080p. How does it look? A quality hi-def transfer.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? A bit soft in spots but adequate enough.

Extras: * 9 deleted scenes * 4 minutes of outtakes * “Wildling” trailer as well as trailers for other titles.

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August 12, 2018 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , ,

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