A movie about yuppie werewolves ... hmm, sounds interesting. Kind of like American Psycho, but with lycanthropes. Yeah, that could work! And what a cool metaphor!
Here we follow the story of a young man who travels to Wall Street in search of a job as a stockbroker, but due to his lack of experience can only get offered secretarial jobs. That is, until he meets a gorgeous girl in a bar who puts him in touch with the local "Wolf Brothers" branch. He quickly gets excepted into the 'pack', which is seemingly populated by your standard dashing, egocentric Wall Street types (who all appear to be closet homosexuals as well). And as it turns out, this business may be even more dangerous and bloodthirsty than people say ...
The script is pretty smart in places, and the performances are all quite good, particularly from Eric Roberts, the most famous and experienced member of the cast. It's a good play on the whole genre of movies like "The Firm" or "Boiler Room", with a werewolf twist. David DeCoteau has an interesting style of directing, which involves cutting and splicing moments from important scenes all over the movie, with a kind of hip soundtrack going on at the same time.
So what's wrong with it? Well, there's just one thing really -- it's not really a werewolf movie. Don't get me wrong, it has silver bullets and full moons and gruesome murders and everything. But where are the werewolves? Nowhere in sight, I'm afraid! It could have been a pretty cool werewolf movie, if they'd just bothered with some actual transformations. Bah, never mind.
As it stands, it's not a bad movie, but it's not a particularly good one either. You might give it a look if you get the chance, but you probably don't want to go out of your way.
Were are the werewolves?
Yes there is none and that is what kills the movie. I mean you watch it for the animal attacks and the transformation. But all you get is some guys that act animalish. It was so lame I was laughing through it.
There is another point in the movie that made no since. The whole time in the movie the moon was full. Yes it never changes.
This movie need more to it and not just this lameness it showed. I feel it is one of those movies you watch to get you ready for the real werewolf movies.
So ... a werewolf movie without any actual werewolves. Hmm. This is where the movie really lets itself down.
Yup, it turns out these yuppies don't actually turn into wolves at all. They have all the attributes of a werewolf, but they completely retain their human appearance. Bah. I understand that it's all just a metaphor, but you can't have a werewolf movie without transformations. It's just plain silly. And lazy. If they'd bothered with some kind of makeup, I would have given this one a rating of three rather than just two overall.
So anyway, basically the stockbrokers have heightened senses and increased strength, and when the full moon rolls around then the 'pack' just become more animalistic and angry. Sometimes their veins start showing (see bottom photo) but that's really it as far as special effects are concerned. Ah, well.