#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In Bucharest, Romania, the orphan Vivian was raised by her aunt after losing her parents ten years ago in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. Her family belongs to a bloodline of werewolves and Vivian is promised to the leader of the pack, Gabriel. When the American cartoonist Aiden, who is researching werewolves for his publisher for the next edition of his magazine, meets Vivian, they immediately fall in love for each other. However, the evil son of Gabriel and Vivian’s cousin Rafe poisons Gabriel about the love of Vivian, forcing her to choose between her bounds with her family and her passion for Aiden.
Plot: A young teenage werewolf is torn between honoring her family’s secret and her love for a man.
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Now living in Romania, an American living under the rules of her guardian finally relents to a romance with a stranger he discovers her and the whole clan are werewolves and when they fear he could expose them try to do whatever they can to keep the two of them apart.
There was some good stuff to this one when it mattered. One of it’s best parts was it’s big actions scenes early on with there being two really great chase scenes through the forest in here. The first one is really great, with the suspense of not knowing what’s going to happen during the course of the scene, and that makes the initial set-ups with the group appearing at the ceremonial grounds with the prisoner stuck in the middle. Once it switches over to the hunt, it becomes all the greater with the atmosphere from the imposing forest being used to perfection, the wolves’ chase is rather fun and the whole thing is a big plus. The second one works with pretty much the same points but with the added benefit of featuring a really nice werewolf battle at the same time. The battle is quite long and enjoyable, using the surroundings and setting quite nicely with the action coming from the realistic wolves that can only be done that way, and it becomes quite exciting. Another rather good part about it is the film’s action-packed ending, which is all sorts of awesome from the energetic and engaging street chase where they’re jumping around the buildings to the big confrontations inside the hideout. The hideout sequences are the best, with a fine mixture between gunfights, brawling, wanton destruction and even some explosions placed in the mix to end the film on a high-point. The last plus here is the fact that the mythology with the werewolves is impressive and incredibly original, using a lot of the facts known while mixing it in with the new facts presented make for some great times. These here are the film’s good points while there were some pretty big flaws to this one. One of the biggest problems is that the film uses real wolves for the transformation into werewolves. It’s a cheap ploy, doesn’t for the slightest look anywhere near convincing and makes it seem like a horror film was the furthest thing possible from the makers, which isn’t a good sign. This is just lazy and makes the whole movie feel quite cheap in the process, besides looking wrong and oddly out-of-place. That feeling also works on the romance angle in here which just feels so tacked on just to have it here that it serves no point. Add onto that the fact that they constitute so much time in the middle segment of the film that almost nothing at else takes place during these scenes, making them quite dull and boring all around. The last flaw is the tameness of the film which is perfectly captured by the rating, which takes out much of the opportunities for this one to be entertaining since it can’t show too much blood or gore, and the werewolf kills can’t be too intense as the rating implies, which is what really hampers this one here with a series of off-screen or completely bloodless kills in here. These here are the big damaging factors to this one.
Rated PG-13: Violence and Language.
***Dynamic Bucharest werewolf flick feels like it’s in a rush***
Two former-American youths meet in Bucharest, Romania, and develop an affinity for each other (Agnes Bruckner & Hugh Dancy). But one of them is a traditional werewolf (a person who can morph into an actual wolf) and is reluctant to pursue a relationship with a regular human. Meanwhile the city’s pack leader (Olivier Martinez) wants the pretty young thing for himself and so sends his son (Bryan Dick) to get rid of the dude.
“Blood and Chocolate” (2007) was based on the 1997 book by Annette Curtis Klause and debuted 22 months before “Twilight” (2008), which was based on the 2005 novel by Stephenie Meyer. As such, don’t expect a “Twilight” clone.
What’s great about this movie is the magnificent Bucharest locations and the polished kinetic style and great music, not to mention the decent cast. There are elements of “An American Werewolf in Paris” (1997), “The Howling” (1981), “Wolfen” (1981), “Wolves” (2014) and “Twilight” (2008). The last two came out later, of course; I’m just providing reference points.
Unfortunately, “Blood and Chocolate” starts out like it’s in a rush, like it’s trying to cram too much material into the first 15 minutes plus cater to people with ADHD. It eventually finds its footing just enough to enjoy it, for the most part, but it needed more room to breathe. The flick only runs 97 minutes; another 20-22 minutes would’ve done wonders. As it is, it feels like it lacks the confidence to slow down and take its time.
As far as comparisons to the book go, the filmmakers dumbed down the plot (naturally) and made it more “hip.” The book’s message was to accept who you are and don’t try to be something you’re not while the movie’s moral is to not let others determine your identity, customs or destiny; go after what you want and do not allow yourself be limited by the hand dealt you or what others say.
GRADE: B/B- (6.5/10)
What a fine accomplishment for German director Katja von Garnier. She has delved into the traditionally all-male world of directing a genre monster movie and turned it into a Romeo & Juliet with style. There’s a distinct lack of gore, and the violence isn’t overbearing, while the astounding art direction and overall moodiness of the movie is only heightened by filming on location in Romania, a perfect backdrop for the heavy gray feeling of Blood and Chocolate. Even when the couple in love is happy, there’s a brooding nature that permeates the streets, even in daylight. Most amazing is the graceful and poetic transformation of the humans into their alter wolf egos. They run into a frenzied pitch and then leap into the air and become real wolves, rather than the usual cheesy werewolves accentuated by special effects. It’s quite breathtaking.
Torn Between Infuriated & Content
First of all, Blood and Chocolate is one of my all-time favorite books. Therefore, when I saw that they were making a movie based on the novel, my first thoughts were “Finally! I get to see how the author saw it in her head!”
Sadly, this was completely untrue. It seemed that “based on the novel” means, we took the very very VERY basic storyline and added our own twists and revisions in Hollywood lingo. First of all, in the book, they were still in high school…it’s how they met. And Astrid was so not Vivian’s aunt! Aidan was a hippie-wannabe kind of, Rafe was NOT her cousin (Ulf was Astrid’s son), and Gabriel was only 24 (and he’d never been married before!!). Also, Vivian’s father was the only family member she lost in the book, not her mother too. I don’t know, it seemed that the movie strayed so far from the book that it lost the meaning of Blood and Chocolate all together.
But if you step back and forget the book, it was a pretty decent adaptation of the werewolf myths and legends…
So, my final words of wisdom: *If you haven’t read the book, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. *If you have read the book, don’t spend the entire movie comparing the two or anticipating things to happen like I did. Just sit back and watch the movie as just that: A movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min), 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (USA), 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (Argentina)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Director Katja von Garnier
Writer Ehren Kruger (screenplay), Christopher Landon (screenplay), Annette Curtis Klause (book)
Actors Agnes Bruckner, Hugh Dancy, Olivier Martinez, Katja Riemann
Country USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Production Company Lakeshore Entertainment, Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS (Digital DTS Sound)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Arricam ST, Arriflex 435
Laboratory Kodak Cinelabs, Bucharest, Romania
Film Length 2,715 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)