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Another Wolfcop – Doubling Down On Ridiculousness and Fun (Early Review)

If you would like to read my review of the original Wolfcop, click here.

Synopsis: A year has passed since the dark eclipse transformed hard-drinking Officer Lou Garou into the infamous lycanthrope crime-fighter. Although the evil that controlled Woodhaven were defeated, the small town is far from returning to normal. Lou’s liquor-fuelled lunar outbursts are now seriously testing his relationship with his partner Tina Walsh–the new Chief of Police. An old friend has mysteriously reappeared with a truly bizarre secret to share, and a villainous entrepreneur looking to transform the town has set up a nefarious new venture. Prepare for the next outrageous chapter of this global cult favourite that has already been identified as dirtier, hairier and more hilarious than the original… Consider yourself warned. (A71 Entertainment/Cineplex Canada)

Starring: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, and Jonathan Cherry

Writer: Lowell Dean

Director: Lowell Dean

Rating: 18A (Canada)/R (United States)

Running Time: 82mins

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The original Wolfcop was a ridiculous, in a good way, B horror comedy, introducing a fun character with the Wolfcop but not really giving him much time to shine. This sequel is a vast improvement over the original by doubling down on the sheer ridiculousness while also doubling down on the fun. This film simply lets Wolfcop/Lou Garou (Fafard) loose in an even more ridiculous story that works better than the original. This is still a short film with a slightly longer running time than the original, clocking in at 82 minutes, though it still flies by.

The story takes place a year after the events of the original where Garou has now embraced his role while continuing to dispatch his own brand of justice in even more violent ways than the original. Garou’s brand of justice was taking its toll on his former by-the-book partner and now police chief Tina (Matysio). This time around, Garou, Tina, and a different version of Willie (Cherry) had to take on an evil businessman named Sydney Swallows (Yannick Bisson) with nefarious plans for their city.

The three were very fun to watch because of their excellent chemistry and the film gave each plenty of moments to shine with Tina and Willie having larger roles than the original. Garou and Tina worked a lot together while Willie was still the comic relief who had a ridiculous subplot of his own. The original had some funny moments but this new film had a lot more, taking it in an often dirtier direction to great success.

The special effects were still well done with this film featuring more of them thanks to the inclusion of another werewolf and other creatures. The acting was still good across the board with the main three being the standouts. Fafard is still compelling to watch and provides an even better performance as Garou in an expanded role, balancing comedy and action as Garou and the Wolfcop. Matysio was strong as Tina and Cherry was solid as Willie. Bisson was great at chewing scenery as the over-the-top Swallows.

Overall, this was a great horror comedy with a ridiculously fun B-movie type story that was both extremely funny and very entertaining, giving the Wolfcop a chance to shine, and leaving the possibility of more films.

Score: 9/10

*This film will be screened at the Whistler Film Festival on Thursday, November 30 at 9:30 PM, Village 8 Cinemas before being released in Cineplex theatres across Canada for special event screenings on December 1st and December 5th.
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