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An average movie

To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Jean-Jacques Annaud, I was quite eager to check his last directing effort. First of all, it was rather surprising that, almost 20 years after ‘Seven Years in Tibet’ had been severely criticized and eventually completely banned in China, the guy would eventually make a movie in China which was even financed by the Chinese state. Anyway, after ‘L’ours’ and ‘Two Brothers’, Annaud tried once again to deliver a drama involving some seemingly wild animals which was, at least in ‘L’ours’, such a fascinating process. Unfortunately, even if the scenes involving the wolves were indeed really neat, the rest of the movie turned out to be rather tedious, I’m afraid. I mean, somehow, they had to end up with the titular last wolf and they had to make sure that the fate of this last wolf was linked to the main character but the journey to get there was rather convoluted and not hardly interesting or entertaining. On top of that, it didn’t help that the characters were not really charismatic but they were not helped with the rather lame dialogues. There was also the usual critic about the fact that  our modern way of life is greatly disturbing most ecosystems but it has been done before and better than here. Anyway, to conclude, I think I was actually rather generous with my rating here but there is always something awesome about watching Annaud messing around with such wild animals so I guess it is still worth a look but only if you really like the genre. 

Added by johanlefourbe
1 week ago on 13 January 2020 10:01