That was unexpectedly funny for me. I can’t get excited for the impending sequel, but man I had some big ol’ laffs at the first one. And to this day I have trouble seeing Jeff Daniels in any serious roles. George Washington in The Crossing, Lt. Col. Chamberlain in Gods and Generals, Sig Mickelson in Good Night, and Good Luck… I can’t help but picture them all having explosive diarrhea.
I didn’t mention it in the previous thread, but I think I’ve mentioned elsewhere what my favorite werewolf movie is. Since it’s around Halloween, after all.
In the same week, I saw Neil Marshall’s Dog Soldiers and (what I think was) Eric Red’s Bad Moon. They both contain scenes wherein a couple in a tent is menaced by a werewolf, but their approaches are miles apart. Where Eric Red shows the couple in the tent, and a looming shadow of the werewolf appears on the wall of the tent before the creature commences tearing the tent (and its occupants) apart, Marshall goes a much less obvious way. His couple is making out, and the gentleman slowly unzips his wife’s zipper… but then the zipping sound continues after he’s reached the end of her zipper. They turn in confusion to see the zipper of their tent being slowly unzipped. And only then do the hairy arms reach in and seize her legs to drag her out.
Dog Soldiers was made for a small budget and shot in Luxembourg (standing in for Scotland), but man is it effective. Highly recommended if, like me, you love werewolf movies and realize just how painfully few of them are any damn good.