"Re-Hashed Romeo & Juliet with Werewolves"
What You Need To Know:
BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE is average B-movie fare with a predictable plot and relatively unknown performers. The movie also feels, at times, like a re-hashing of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Stylistically, the movie is directed in a manner keeping with its genre, but the flat storyline will keep audiences from howling with delight. The movie extols romantic love and emotion as the source of all life. Adding to that are supernatural, occult themes involving werewolves, shape shifting and full moon rituals and some very strong violence.
(RoRo, OOO, PaPa, PC, B, C, FR, M, L, N, VVV, S, DD, AA,) Strong Romantic worldview that emphasizes love and emotional feelings as the driving force behind purpose in life as well as strong occult worldview based with strong emphasis on shape-shifting and werewolves, which includes elements of paganism during full-moon rituals, plus there are other elements of politically correct statements against mankind as being a menace to nature and animals, but there are also moral characters as well as mention of churches and Christianity; three obscenities and three somewhat strong profanities; strong violence includes a werewolf family is hunted and shot by humans, an implied werewolf attack on a young woman whose bloody dead body is shown in aftermath of attack, a man is held down and injected with a sedative, a dramatic full moon hunting scene where a man is attacked and killed by wolves, a young woman cuts her hand, a graphic and bloody fight takes place between two men (one of whom turns into a werewolf), the wolf attacks a man but is killed by silver, two wolves fight each other, two wolves are stabbed and die and turn back into human beings, young woman punches and kicks assailants in self-defense, a man is shot with a silver bullet, several werewolves are burned and two men wrestle and fight; light sexual content includes several scenes of unmarried kissing, and a scene where a group of teenagers in a club dance seductively to very sexually-charged music, one woman dances seductively by grinding in front of a young man who grabs her buttocks, and she hits him in the crotch; nudity includes several shots of female cleavage and dancing girl is in a very revealing top that leaves nothing to the imagination, girl is in a low-cut nightgown, naturalistic upper male nudity as werewolves prepare to transform for hunt, one quick shot of nude buttocks on a dart board, and side female nudity of young woman although she is strategically covered; alcohol several people taking shots of absinth and a scene in a bar where others are drinking and the head of the werewolves lives in an absinth distillery; one shot of depicted smoking and a man is drugged by injection; and, miscellaneous immorality includes several characters who lie, young man breaks into a church, and young man steals some silver knives from a restaurant.
BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE tells the story of Vivian (Agnes Bruckner), a young woman and werewolf, who must stand against her wolf-pack and her bloodline in order to save her human love, Aiden (Hugh Dancy).
After her werewolf family was hunted and killed in America by regular humans, Vivian returned back to her European heritage and her pack, which is ruled by Gabriel. Now, she lives her life as quietly and uneventfully as possible. She does, that is, until she meets Aiden, a human being who is working on a graphic novel about werewolves. As she and Aiden grow closer emotionally, her pack thinks she could be revealing ancient secrets of their bloodline, which could cause their kind to be hunted once again by humans. Soon, Aiden becomes the target of their hunt, and Vivian must fight against her very nature to keep him alive.
Based on the book by the same name, written by Annette Curtis Klause, BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE is your average B-movie fare with a predictable plot and relatively unknown performers. The movie also feels, at times, like a re-hashing of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Stylistically, the movie is directed in a manner keeping with its genre, but the flat storyline will keep audiences from howling with delight.
Another regrettable aspect is that the movie is solely focused on a strong Romantic worldview that extols love and emotion as the source of all life. Add to that the major themes of supernatural, occult elements involving werewolves, shape shifting and full moon rituals as well as some of the movie’s strong violence, MOVIEGUIDE® does not recommend this movie for people of faith or values.