Blood & Chocolate (2007)

KATJA VON GARNIER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

USA/United Kingdom/Germany/Romania, 2007.  , Lakeshore Entertainment, Daniel Bobker Productions, Berrick Filmproduktion, Blood & Chocolate Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by , , based on the book by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , , , .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by .  

Modern-day werewolf story has a lonely young woman () feeling the need to separate from her bloodthirsty pack in modern-day Bucharest. Her alpha dog leader () has strict rules about hunting that her cousin () is constantly flouting, meanwhile she is being groomed for mating now that Martinez’s current wife () is getting too old for him. Bruckner’s loyalties are really put to the test when she, a “loup garoux”, falls in love with a mere mortal (); he has come to the picturesque city to research his new graphic novel involving werewolf legends and ends up pissing off members of her family. It’s not as exciting as the first Underworld, but the characters are enjoyable and the film moves at a steady pace that covers its sporadic lack of imagination. Shots of lovely Bucharest are enough to keep you entertained if nothing else does, and it moves towards a satisfying conclusion.

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