Werewolf By Night is definitely the most “thrilling” of all the Marvel Studios’ outings so far. Yet, for some reason, I expected more.
Right from the first minute, Werewolf By Night distinguishes itself as a “Special Presentation”. And one hour later, it’s obvious why. The tv movie explores a whole new section of the MCU in a whole new way: Practical effects. Even when Jack Russel (Gael García Bernal) turns into his monster character, he’s still an actor in a suit. Not CGI. Yes, I was as surprised as you are.
Even if the black and white theme might have helped in pulling this off, I can’t really review this special without praising the music, art direction and set design. It’s perfect.
It might be director’s Michael Giacchino debut as a director, but he certainly knows what he’s doing. Even though some scenes were not to my own personal taste, artistically, I can appreciate the work behind them, and how different it is from the rest of the cinematic universe and what we see from series and movies these days.
Wondering where we’re going to see Jack Russel next? First, I’m hoping we get to see his relationship with Ted, Man-Thing (Carey Jones), developing on screen, followed maybe by a significant role in the soon-to-be-delayed Blade reboot? #MidnightSons.
Should you watch it?
One of the best MCU outings and the most adult oriented, this special presentation explores monsters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, It left me wanting more, a Lot more.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream Marvel Studios’ Werewolf By Night exclusively on Disney Plus.