Definitely a hallmark werewolf movie.
The use of makeup, suits, etc. for the werewolves are among the best ever used.
I especially like the cockroach comparison.
The werewolves give you chills, my favorite is the mad-grin mid-transformation. I get goosebumps running up and down my spine, no matter how much I see it. Also when the husband was trapped in the cabin, and the werewolf meeting in the barn.
The act of killing the werewolves was a bit easy, but I understand why, not enough time to get Rambo with it.
Only part I didn't like were the ending credits, she said she wanted it 'rare.' Those burgers were far past 'rare' by the time the credits were done :P
The movie sucks, plain and simple.
The majority of it is spent just watching Bella mope around. Color tones still make my eyes bleed to watch.
The book wasn't that great to begin with, and the movie has murdered it even worse. There are alot of actions that make no sense at all, such as Edward attempting to 'save' Bella from Jasper by stiff-arming her head over heels across the room landing in glass, and making her bleed even more, sheer genius.
Bella herself acts as part manipulative b!t@# and the other part is making all females look bad. 'Taming of the Shrew' did not make me feel as bad for women as this movie does. Bella plays the temptress, leading Jacob on like he has a chance, even though she has no intention of giving him anything in return, not love or even simple friendship. Case in point, the motorcycles. She has him put all this time and effort into fixing the bikes, she ruins one (trying to get a near-death experience), and just goes on whining afterwards. She is not remorseful at all, and Jacob doesn't seem angry either.
When she's not leading Jacob on, she spends her time being depressed, months on end depression because some dude left her. She portrays nothing but the idea that she is completely dependent on Edward. Just makes women look bad in my opinion.
The werewolves themselves are eye-candy at best. They turn into giant fluffy puppies, made with really not very good CGI, and when not transformed they are just there to have slobber from all the fan-girls fall on their naked bodies.
The biggest highlight of this movie is its music.
The acting is not worth recommending, honestly the only good acting comes from Duncan and his werewolf, followed by his son and his wife. The rest are nearly vulcans, which is saying something after you've seen Sanaa Lathan in Alien versus Predator.
Quite a few archetypes they try to cram in here, such as the tortured goodly man, evil scientist, conflicted authority figure, and even the blundering drunk. For the most part, they don't come across well. Part of that comes from the short length, another hour would have helped amp character depth and emotional impact, both of which are rather sorely lacking.
The villains needed work. The henchman persona was just awful. The head scientist showed more promise, at times showing complexity, but most of the time just being dull.
Camera work quite good, especially the two main jail scenes, and the views of the men with torches marching upon the wolf-man, made me feel rather sorry for him at time.
The sound work for the killing of the immoral scientist, and when the wolf-man was being chased about near the end were great.
Pacing was...awkward. Too much being crammed into too little time ended up crippling it.
Story-telling was not half bad, but not great either. In truth, all it would have needed was a contagious werewolf clawing and then the plot could have easily gotten a few more twists, such as our deputy-sheriff actually being the one to kill the sheep.
They may have also been striving for some political messages through the mention of the holocaust, the dutiful wife...and some other things. May have been also a subtle metaphor with the melting snow, and how they 'caught the wolf-man,' but I may be reading too much into it. In any case, they failed to deliver any of it.
The wolf isn't great, but it's initial transformation is nice. The copious amounts of drool are fantastic. The face itself is also quite creepy, although I'm not convinced it was intentional.
In summation, the movie could have been more, but not enough effort was put into it. It just barely edges into 'Good.' Fun to watch at some points, but at others almost a pain, and when not either just tepid.