Film #3: WOLFCOP
2 out of 5 stars
Let’s start here: WOLFCOP is not a good film. It's pretty much shit, in fact. Goofy, boneheaded, and yet gory as hell, the film satisfies on a “so bad, it’s good” level. The plot is simple and direct. The acting is pretty much exactly what you’d expect. In fact, the only reason to see the film is that its director, Lowell Dean, keeps all of the FX practical – and that’s a good thing. From full-body suits to animatronic heads, the Special FX in WOLFCOP are all on set and all real. Most of the humor is a bit “on the nose” for me, but the film is a perfectly serviceable thing to put on while doing other things. Again, the plot isn’t anything you can’t follow from afar and they give you plenty of notice when something interesting is going to happen (giving you ample to time to come in from folding the laundry). One side note… There’s a really odd bestiality scene (yes, you read that right) between Wolfcop and the local hot chick that is included mostly for titillation’s sake, but has a really weird ‘reveal’ at the end. All in all, WOLFCOP is one of those things you throw on late at night as you’re falling asleep or winding down. There’s not a lot of meat here except for the FX, so… go in knowing the film is dumb, but there will be a few things visually that are sure to perk up your interest.