I went into Werewolf by Night not knowing what to expect and honestly… one of my favorite MCU properties in years. Probably top 3 if I ever actually think about a list.
Honestly it was a quick hour that made every second of story-telling count and I want more of Elsa, Jack and monster hunting. Jeez I watch this and wonder why they are apparently having such a hard time getting Blade together because it can be done.
Werewolf by Night is about a bunch of monster hunters gathering in a hunt that will win them the magical Bloodstone. Two of the big hunters are Jack- who we are told has over a hundred deaths to him even though he seems like a sweet cinnamon roll. And Elsa- estranged daughter of the previous owner of the Bloodstone.
Who might be one of my new Marvel favs.
There’s some twists and fun stuff but it’s better to go into this one without knowing anything. Much more delightful that way.
But I just loved the old school forties horror movie feel to it. The use of black and white, color, the music and practical effects just made it work. Laura Donnelly and Gael Garcia Bernal were great as was the rest of the cast. So overall just aces on this one Marvel. You can tell a good, fun story without sky beams, world-ending stakes and it doesn’t have to be three hours long or even fourth-wall breaking! Okay?
Do more of this.
And please, please bring back Elsa and Jack and Ted 🙂
4 thoughts on “Werewolf by Night: Marvel’s Best in Ages”
I really liked it too. I wish there was more, but I’m sure a series would’ve been a bad idea. Marvel monsters have potential.
I thought the same! I knew almost nothing of the character from the comics (outside of the fact that he existed) and I was so impressed by this and by how well it worked. Elsa shows up in Kelly Thompson’s recent ‘Deadpool’ series where he becomes King of the Monsters and it’s amazing. I was so impressed with this and it’s solid proof the MCU can still be innovative when it lets up on the reins a bit.
Elsa would be great with Deadpool in the films to! I will need to check out that comic. I generally have liked Kelly Thompson’s stuff when I read it anyway so thanks for the heads up!
My pleasure! The run was cut short due to Covid hitting in the midst of it, which was sad for the story, but it makes it nice as the whole thing is only ten issues! They’ve released it in two trade collections or, just recently, all ten have been collected in one trade paperback.
And OH MY GOSH could you imagine Elsa in the Deadpool films?? You’re brilliant! This is something I now very much need to see!