Starring: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Jon Bon Jovi, Gary
Cole

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

Story: Nobody believes a liar, even when they're telling the truth. When
a young woman is found murdered, a group of local high school students
decide to further scare their classmates by spreading online rumors that
a serial killer called "The Wolf" is on the loose. By describing "The Wolf's"
next victims, the students' game is to see how many people they can
convince - and if anyone will uncover the lie. But when the described
victims actually do start turning up dead, suddenly no one knows where
the lies end and the truth begins. As someone or something begins
hunting the students themselves, the game turns terrifyingly real.


Review:

This is another huge example of how the commercials on TV can be really
misleading. I'm sure that if you've seen the Cry Wolf previews it looks like
another one of those typical teen slasher films. Well after watching this
film for myself I realized that I let the commercials get to me. I actually
enjoy watching some of those repetitive teen slashers. So going into this
movie thats what I expected. Now don't get me wrong, I wasn't
expecting the movie to be the greatest horror flick of all time. I just
wanted to see something campy and fun, I mean who doesn't enjoy
seeing a bunch of kids running scared and getting chopped up by a
maniac in a mask? But ladies and gentlemen don't let the commercials
fool you, because this movie isn't what it looks like.

In the movie Cry Wolf a girl is murdered in cold blood off late at night in
the woods. Then a group of teens who are fond of playing truth and lie
games decide to do something extra fun. So they decide to play that
same game with the entire school. Forwarding messages to all the
students and teachers information about a serial killer by the name of
Wolf. Once word spreads around the rumors, weird events begin to
occur and the kids soon find out that the joke is getting way out of hand
and that someone is trying to turn the joke into reality. Little by little
each of the kids begin to point fingers, but its a question of who really is
the wolf.

Perhaps it was my fault for thinking this was actually going to be a good
horror movie, when in fact this movie shouldn't even be called horror. I
was just so attached to the plot and the cool commercials. I must admit
the first half of the film is actually pretty good. The whole "sheep and
wolf" theme really fits in. Most of it is about the main characters pulling a
prank and playing games with the entire school. The first half of the film
is meant to build up the suspense for what is to come later on. Not to
mention they had a pretty good story behind it all. But once the first half
is finished the film just sinks down and ends up being nothing more than
just a joke. There are moments in the film which kill the suspense and
makes things not so surprising at all.

I would get into more detail about it but I don't want to ruin anything in
case you guys want to check it out for yourselves. But trust me this
movie is just a mystery/thriller meant for todays generation of
teenagers. This movie is nothing new at all, we've seen this kind of stuff
before and this film does nothing to make it better. After the first half of
the movie everything just went to hell. This film isnt a slasher at all, don't
let the commercials fool you. Most of the acting in this movie is just
awful. Even the so called serial killer is laughable, thats the saddest part
of the whole thing.

The biggest problem I had with this film was that it was just very
predictable. I pretty much guessed the end result after watching the half
of the movie, and I was right!!! It ended the way I imagined it. Theres
also a small twist near the end which is meant to be so shocking. But
trust me the twist is nothing surprising at all, lets just say you'll see it
coming. This film was just way too predictable. I really wanted it to be
about a serial killer who goes around and kills Prep school kids, but oh
well. This movie isn't what the commercials make it out to be.

Overall Cry Wolf is just a predictable teen Suspense/Mystery. Its nothing
new at all and with such a promising plot it could have been a lot better.
Cry Wolf was the exact opposite of what I was hoping it to be and it was
just all too predictable. I walked into this hoping it would be another one
of those fun teenage slasher flicks, but its not at all and it just falls short
in almost every aspect. I didn't think the ending was all that great either,
like I said before I saw it coming and it just wasn't exciting at all. But we
all have our own different opinions and tastes so I'm sure that there are
people out there who are going to enjoy it. But if you ask me I highly
recommend waiting till you can rent it on DVD. If you are going to see it
anyway I recommend to not expect so much.


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Overall: 4/10
Genres: Mystery, Horror,
Thriller

Rated: PG-13

Country: USA

Year: 2005

Runtime: 91 minutes

Studio: Rogue Pictures

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