I had to take a little bit of a hiatus because I hadn’t watched anything noteworthy lately. With a trip to my local used movie shop, I found a copy of William Brent Bell’s Wer. I remembered the trailer, so I was ridiculously excited to watch it and spread the good word. Once I got home and was sure that no one would interrupt the good time I was about to have, I let the movie roll.
I have a ton to say about it, the style in which it is shot is fantastic; It has the found footage vibe with mostly handheld shots, and very fast, choppy editing makes the pace seem relentless. The story moves quick and the characters are somewhat fleshed out in a realistic manner, but once I hit about the 45 minute mark, the film felt like a complete train wreck. I watched in horror, as this story that I was fully invested in unraveled into such a typical, thoughtless, muddled mess.
I couldn’t be more upset with this film. I spent the last half of the film saying “why” out loud. It felt like everything that was established in the first half was a different film all together.
Some of you might really enjoy it and I would love to hear your opinions on it, but I was just dumbfounded at the finished product. Perhaps it was because I hadn’t watched anything in a week or so, which is unheard of for me or maybe it was all the hype I had created in my head about Wer and how it was supposed to be this wonderfully inventive way to make werewolves gnarly again. Who knows… but I just can’t get behind this one, folks.
I give it 2 shaved eyebrows out of 5.