The supernatural thriller Blood and Chocolate is an intriguing and intense dark romance. The full story follows a mysterious young woman from a noble werewolf bloodline who falls for a human, but their lives become endangered when her family discovers their affair. Agnes Bruckner and Hugh Dancy lead the cast and give solid performances. And, the writing does a job good at creating a fascinating werewolf mythology. The special effects also create an interesting transformation effect for the wolves.
I went to this movie with some expectation that they would follow at least half of what the books plot and characters are. I was sorely disappointed and felt cheated on my time spent on this ridiculous movie. They should have called it Bloody Chocolate or Chocolate Blood, at least change the characters names too. I would have enjoyed it more if i can free download the movie.
That being said this is a pre twilight supernatural love story that switches the gender and monsters. The movie has a good set up but sadly never delivers. Will Graham (of hannibal fame) has the best performance as a graphic novelist in Bucharest for research. I find that a werewolf movie has to go balls to the wall (either crazy action or horror comedy) to be good to watch online. Like American Werewolf, Howling, or Dog Soldiers.
Tarzan may not live up to the same standards of other Disney movies like The Lion King or Aladdin, but it's still a great film filled with excitement. It's visuals are great, it's funny, there is a talented voice cast, and just a very entertaining movie. There are also some scenes that can be pretty frightening for a younger audience, but it's Disney. They would never make anything insanely scary or over the top. What can I say? It's an 8.5 out of 10. May not compare to other movies like Toy Story 2, but it is still a very pleasant entry from Disney.
User 2 Review:
I really enjoyed this film when I was a kid even though some things could have been way better. If it was up to me, I wouldn't have had the animals talk because it wasn't necessary. When Kala found Tarzan, there was no dialogue and it could have been like that for the rest of the movie, until the humans showed up. There were more mature (and sometimes more violent) parts in this movie than the other Disney animated movies. The filmmakers should have embraced the serious moments more. But the good things in this film are beyond brilliant and Phil Collins songs are truly amazing.
User 3 Review:
One of my absolute favorite Disney films. The story of Tarzan is one that has been told a million times, but not with the same amount of heart that this one has. The pure emotion that the animated face of the titular character gives is breath taking. For a character with few lines the audience feels connected to him the most on just facial features and body language. The vocal talents all give great balance to one another. For the quiet Tarzan he is paired up with the boisterous tantor and other wild buddies to play off of. I can't recommend this film any higher to animation lovers across the globe.
User 4 Review:
Disney's imagining of Edgar Rice Burrough's classic story is a fast-paced adventure that audiences of all ages will enjoy mainly due to its stunning animation style combining classic 2D hand-drawn animation with beautiful three-dimensional backgrounds, some exhilarating action scenes as Tarzan practically slides down the vines as if he were Tony Hawk skateboarding - mainly because the animators got the inspiration from skating videos - and some amazing songs from Phil Collins especially "Two Worlds" and "You'll Be in My Heart". Like The Lion King, this Disney outing is worth returning to.