Bae Wolf (2022) Movie Review ‘Fun Spin on a Fantasy Legend’

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Bae Wolf – Fun Spin on a Fantasy Legend

 

Director: David Axe

Writer: David Axe (Screenplay) Darien Cavanaugh (Story)

Starring: Morgan Shaley Renew, Jennifer Hill, Aaron Blomberg, Josh Kern, Katie Langdale, Rachel Petsiavas

Plot: In the year 500 A.D., a jealous, decapitating monster terrorizes the drunken revelers of Heorot. A fearless princess goes in search of a hero who can save her people. But that hero guards a secret more dangerous than any monster.


Tagline – It takes a monster to fight a monster.

Runtime: 1 Hour 27 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Bae Wolf starts when a fearless princess Freawaru (Renew) goes in search for help for her town’s monster problem, a Grendel (Kern), who has been killing the residents before walking away like nothing has happened.

As Freawaru searches for help, she meets Beowulf (Hill) and her men that have been fighting monsters roaming the land, using the stories behind them, as a way to get into village, not being prepared for what Grendel is to the village.

Thoughts on Bae Wolf

ThoughtsBae Wolf is a fantasy movie that will look to bring a different spin on the Beowulf legend, one that we have seen put to the bring screen a couple of times already in recent years, this time bringing a more grounded reality to everything going on within the world. Bae Wolf will bring us new visions of the character involved in the Grendel story, needing to find a way to win the battle, while not being afraid story and turn the legend into a mix of human involvement behind the legends. Bae Wolf is a film that is happy to embrace the B-Movie levels of the film, not taking too much serious, which might well hold things back, but then it also adds in an extra lighter side to everything we see.

Final Thoughts Bae Wolf is a fun low budget fantasy, accepting the stories in a new light.

ABC Film Challenge – Catch-Up 2021 – H – Happily (2021) Movie Review

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Director: BenDavid Grabinski

Writer: BenDavid Grabinski (Screenplay)

Starring: Kerry Bishe, Joel McHale, Al Madrigal, Natalie Zea, Paul Scheer, Billie Wolff, Stephen Root, Natalie Morales

Plot: A dark romantic comedy. Tom and Janet have been happily married for years. But a visit from a mysterious stranger leads to a dead body, a lot of questions, and a tense couples’ trip with friends who may not actually be friends at all.


Tagline – A killer romantic comedy.

Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Happily starts as we meet the happily married couple Janet (Bishe) and Tom (McHale) who have a very positive way of looking at their lives, being the envy of all their friends, who are getting sick of just how happy the couple are together.

When the couple get a visit from a mysterious man, accusing them of being fake, the couple’s life is turned upside down forever, as they try to figure out if it was real or a prank.

Thoughts on Happily

ThoughtsHappily is a romantic comedy with a twist, as it shows the perfect couple that are always happy together, never fight and will strike up jealousy from their friends. The couple get a visit, which says they might not be as perfect as they seem and order needs to be resolved, which will lead to a couple weekend taking a dramatic turn. This is a comedy that does take a strange turn along the way, into a sci-fi style film. The problems with this film come from how unrealistic everything that happens are, the couple don’t feel natural in anyway, the comedy does fall flat for the most part, leaving us wanting something more than we get. The performances are strong enough, nobody is terrible to watch, just some of the characters lack a natural chemistry. This is a film that does look to get a bigger message, but falls flatter than it wants to, leaving us wanting a lot more than we got.

Final Thoughts Happily is a rom com that wants more than it delivers.