the filmmakers actually used real live wolves instead of CGI effects. And it works just fine.
A young woman, an American orphan descended from a long line of werewolves, is raised by her aunt in Bucharest, Romania– which I find of interest, of course, since some of my ancestors came from Romania, my great grandfather was named Loupu, or Wolf– anyway, she’s promised in marriage to the leader of the pack but she falls in love with an American artist visiting Bucharest where he’s working on a graphic novel about the Loup-Garou.
So think violent paranormal pop romance. Didn’t get great ratings, however, it wasn’t half bad. In fact, it was pretty darn decent. Intelligent script. Solid acting. Appealing and/or despicable characters. Filmed on location. Real wolves. The special effects- handling the change from human to wolf was beautifully done.
Because of the focus on story and character and relationships instead of CGI effects I actually enjoyed Blood and Chocolate far more than a lot of the recent paranormal romances that have been made into movies.
So, my minority report… Two Thumbs Up.
Blood and Chocolate, starring Agnes Bruckner, Oliver Martinez, Hugh Darcy, directed by Katja von Garnier, produced by the same people who produced Underworld with Kate Beckinsale.