Note: I'm hoping we'd have 2 threads for "Brotherhood of the Wolf" (a review and a discussion thread), so if someone objects, I'm sure Robert will merge this into the other current BOTW thread. I guess I've seen way too many kick-ass action sequences to get really revved up by such fight sequences. While well-staged, curiously enough, the fighting action sequences just didn't do much for me. Maybe because they seem to be there just to show off what the actor (mainly Mark Dacascos) can do, and then when Samuel Le Bihan starts kicking butt, I was wondering, "where he get those moves?" since for most of the film he was more of a "shoot the bastard" type of character. This film can't really decide what it wants to be, or perhaps it wants to be too much, either way, it's messy, it's meandering, it's French. The whole story construction is flat out bizarre to me, and lacks subtlety, but makes up for it by saddling the viewer with many "action" sequences that don't really amount to much. The mystery of BOTW was a bit of a let-down, but that's my personal bias of the whole backstory being what it was. Trim about 30 minutes from this film, it would go a long way into making it more coherent and afford more impact to the action sequences. The "wolf" was not too well integrated with most of the action sequences, but it was serviceable CGI at worst. But if you gotta see something different and yet vaguely familiar, give the Wolf a chance. Plus there's an excellent splice cut going from luscious Monica Belluci to some snow-covered hills in the film. I rate it a grade of C+ or 2.5 stars.