Film Review – 100% Wolf (2020)

100% Wolf is produced by Flying Bark Productions in association with De-Fi Media and Siamese, with principal investment from Screen Australia, in association with Screenwest, Lotterywest and Screen NSW.

Synopsis

The story centres on Freddy Lupin, heir to the leadership of a proud family line of werewolves. Positive he’ll become the most fearsome werewolf ever, Freddy is in for a shock when on his 14th birthday his first “warfing” goes awry, turning him into a ferocious… poodle. Thrown a bone by the pack elders, Freddy has until the next moonrise to prove he has the heart of a wolf, or risk being cast out forever. With the help of an unlikely ally in a streetwise stray named Batty, Freddy must overcome his pink and fluffy exterior to prove he’s still 100% Wolf.

ReviewContains Spoilers

We loved this film.

A real good family film which will make you laugh out loud one minute and shed a tear the next. This film knows how to hit you in the heart at the beginning with an echo of Simba and Mufasa’s relationship and ending!

My eight-year-old called it! He immediately got upset when he saw Freddy and his father having such fun “This is not going to end well” were his words! I don’t know if he’s picked up the critic in me or if he’s just seen one too many Disney movies to know a parent always gets it.

The film fast-forwards 6 years to Freddy’s warfing, the first time he turns into a wolf, and it’s so important for him as he will become the leader of the pack. He steps into the moonlight only to be turned into a Poodle. The scene had us all laughing!

Freddy believes the moon has cursed him for losing the moon ring the night he lost his father. We follow Freddy is his quest to find the moonstone. To add to Freddy’s worries, his uncle is as nasty and evil as another Uncle we all know and love to hate and is out to make sure Freddy never becomes the next pack leader!

A story of misunderstanding others and building unlikely friendships, this is a great family film that all will love, and if you are a dog lover you will appreciate the finer details of the movie that encompass the essence of a dog right down to the scrapping the backside along the floor!

Animation, Adventure | Australia, 2020 | U | Cinema | 31st July 2020 (UK) | Vertigo Releasing | Dir. Alexs Stadermann | Jai Courtney, Jane Lynch, Ilai Swindells, Adriane Daff, Alexs Stadermann, Jerra Wright-Smith,