sábado, 31 de octubre de 2009

Werewolves On Wheels

This is one of the most polarizing movies ever made. You either love it or hate it, no in-betweens about it. The story involves a group of hardcore bikers, we see them going around, being rowdy, kicking the shit out of people and hanging around with their big bad biker momma’s. One night they secretly stumble onto a group of Satanists doing their ritual. Being the drunken reprobates that they are, they get involved and a few select members of them are turned into werewolves, particularly the main biker’s hot girlfriend, and the ones that are still left are ready to fight for their lives against the motorcycle-riding lycanthropes.
It has to be admitted that the title really is the best thing about this movie, but I have to say that I really enjoyed it! It has a lot of the typical biker elements, and I love biker movies. They’re rowdy, they piss people off by treating rednecks like shit, etc. The bike-riding scenes are really cool as well, I feel like they really hired a group of bikers to play the roles. They certainly look and act the part. I also love the women of the group, since they’re interesting and they’re also attractive and they show their stuff constantly. The best scene for me, however, is the satanic ritual. It’s build up with a lot of suspense, and features really incredible lighting. It’s not exactly what you’d call a photo-realistic satanic ritual, but it’s still pretty damn cool to look at, has a lot of naked flesh and blood. The girlfriend’s nude snake dance blows the one by Salma Hayek in From Dusk Till Dawn straight out of the water.
Sadly, the rest of the film isn’t as memorable as the ritual scenes. They have their share of action and horror elements, but they’re neither suspenseful nor interesting. The first two halves, with their biker attitude and satanic imagery, are definitely the best part of the film. You might be thinking to yourself, ‘it’s got werewolves on bikes, how bad could it be?” Well, it’s not bad, but the werewolf makeup is pretty bad and seeing them riding motorcycles won’t exactly take you to a world of fear. Hell, it won’t take you to a world of comedy either, since it’s not cheesy enough to be funny. One thing I will give this film, however, is the soundtrack. It’s pretty damn cool, sounding like real hard rock during the biker scenes and being able to create suspenseful elements during the satanic scenes. In the end this is a pretty entertaining film, a product of it’s time that will probably never be repeated, and it’s still worth a watch for it’s cool scenery. Just don’t expect any suspense.

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