“If you can make it through the entirely of Wolfcop, you’re a much better person than I am.”
I tried, I really tried but I just couldn’t do it.
What I failed so pointedly to do was to be able to watch Lowell Dean‘s Wolfcop from beginning to end, and tapped out after about 30-40 minutes.
So many things bothered me, like Leo Fatard, who played a sheriff called Lou Garou (Really? Loup-garou is French for ‘werewolf,” so learning that was his character’s name meant that was a sign of either a very clever, or very lame, movie.
Unfortunately, the occasionally interesting happening didn’t stop if from being the latter.
Where to start? The first thing I noticed was that Fatard looks like a younger, less lanky, less of a hipster doofus version of Michael Richards.
And it distracted the Hell out of me the entire time. And if that weren’t bad enough, it lead to a lot of pointless speculations on my part, such as: The producers of Wolfcop had to have had Richards in mind when they cast the movie–or at least noticed Fatard’s strong resemblance. otherwise why hire an actor that looked so much like him?
And that being the case, did they really want Richards in the first place? And if so, did he prove too expensive, too hoity-toity?
Speculation aside, eventually Garou becomes a werewolf, and things get even more irritating. This werewolf not only talked, but used a gun, which gave me Underworld flashbacks, a movie I cannot stand.
Then he’s humping some woman in a jail cell, and I was done.
You have to understand that werewolves are some of my favorite monsters and I think that they should be treated with some respect, a standard Wolfcop doesn’t even try to meet.
And the worse thing of all was that there were some practical special effects that are actually pretty good (despite that the werewolf looked like a guy in a fur suit-which it was–than any sort of wolf. Its body was also a little too hirsute, though thankful not as bear-like as the werewolf from Silver Bullet), and if there was even the smallest bit of respect for the subject matter, then things could have been quite interesting.
The werewolf is of the variety of those that have appeared in Hemlock Grove, which means that there’s quite a bit of the wolf bursting from underneath human skin, as if it were wearing a human suit the entire time.
And as I said, the transformation was well-done; a pity the rest of the movie between it wasn’t.
Wolfcop is currently on Netflix.