Wolf Hound is a WW2 movie that showcases some of the “dirty fighting” of the Jew-hating Nazis in the latter stages of the world’s greatest war. You see, the Germans would rehab shot-down Allied planes and then masquerading as Allied aircraft, ambush and shoot down the American and RAF planes. There was an ultimate “Mad Scientist” plan to equip an allied bomber with a super bomb to destroy London. Oh, my! Some POWs decide to do something about this German atrocity.
O.K., let’s get this out of the way first. Wolf Hound is not a bad movie. Unfortunately, it is not a good movie, either. This film was not a showcase for the great John Wells, as I had hoped for. He is seen briefly at the beginning, and that is about it. There is plenty of action, and cringe, for sure, but the best part was the aerial dog-fight at the movie start. After that, the action and script are predictable, and sometimes even boring, in spite of the violence and carnage.
Hey, Pal! You talk too much.
The acting was almost as embarrassingly bad as was the editing and the music (Reaching for my knife) …and the pacing. Yikes! Worst of all, this movie was way, way too long for the content. Don’t get me wrong, there were plenty of bad-attitude and snarling Krauts and ripped, sweating and bleeding hunks in wife-beaters to take care of the eye-candy. There was also adequate shooting, explosions and action to make it interesting.
I’m sorry, and know that you must suspend your disbelief, but a half-dozen POWs with scrounged hand-guns defeating a tank platoon outside the warehouse was about the end for me. The tanks might as well have been props as they never fired. I can’t take any more of this. All meat, and no potatoes.
Oh, but another dog-fight at the end.