Project Wolf Hunting is one of the craziest and most violent action pictures I’ve seen for some time making it a must see for genre fans. It needed an actual protagonist to root for and the ending doesn’t wrap everything up enough but it’s still brutally entertaining.
Plot: While under heavily armed guard, the dangerous convicts aboard a cargo ship unite in a coordinated escape attempt that soon escalates into a bloody, all-out riot. But as the fugitives continue their brutal campaign of terror, they soon discover that not even the most vicious among them is safe from the horror they unknowingly unleashed from the darkness below deck.
Review: I’ve been meaning to watch Project Wolf Hunting for a while now so I picked up the DVD in Walmart and finally watched it last night. I’d heard good things and for the most part it lived up to my expectations.
It starts off similar to Con Air with a group of deadly prisoners being transported on a ship to Korea but they break out and take over. So far so familiar you may think…. but then the second half turns it all on its head and Alpha shows up, a super soldier that’s basically been reanimated with super strength and a mission to kill anyone in his path. This is one of the craziest, most bloody action pictures I’ve seen for some time and it almost veers into horror territory as it doesn’t skimp on gore.
It’s a mostly well-paced two hours and it has plenty of action including brutal beatdowns, shoot-outs and vicious kills. I have two minor gripes about the film – first of all I wish it had a more interesting protagonist as we aren’t quite sure who to root for a lot of the time but I also find the ending was too open for a sequel where you don’t feel like everything has been wrapped up. Every movie doesn’t need to be a franchise and I’d have been quite happy for this to be one and done with a decent finale; it’s not a terrible ending but just could have been more satisfying.
Overall, Project Wolf Hunting is one of the most violent action pictures of the year so far with some imaginative kills and a huge bodycount; it could have had a more memorable protagonist and a better ending but it’s still a good time.