Blood And Chocolate Review

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A young werewolfess, Vivian, finds herself torn between two guys, one human, one another werewolf.


This minor exercise in goth chick fic has Vivian (Agnes Bruckner), a mixed-up young werewolf who works in a Bucharest chocolate shop, torn between the brooding leader of her pack (Olivier Martinez) and a human graphic novelist (Hugh Dancy). Posters emphasise that this comes from ‘the people who made Underworld’, which is mildly misleading since director Katja von Garnier and the writers (loosely adapting a bodice-shredding teen novel by Annette Curtis Klause) aren’t guilty of association with the earlier film.

However, it’s even milder monster stuff than Underworld – with running, jumping dance extras doing parkour through alleys and woods before turning into cuddly-looking wolves who turn out to be ridiculously easy to defeat. If it came to a wolfbitch fight, the girls from Ginger Snaps could rip up the entire werewolf race from Blood and Chocolate without mussing their fur.

It's big, it's hairy, but it's just not toothy enough to convince.