Cub (Welp) Review (2014) with Spoiler Ending

 

Cub is Belgium horror film about mythical half-man half-werewolf creature who lives in the woods.

The Story

Cub is center around a troubled 12 year old boy named Sam. He is frequently bullied by fellow Scouts and the leader Peter. During their annual Scouts camp trip, they encountered supposedly mythical creature called Kai. Kai is supposedly a half-man, a half-werewolf thought to be living in that very forest. Sam took on a mission to investigate this creature. But he found out Kai is not what he thought it was.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

Cub is entertaining Belgian horror with a tense & gripping atmosphere, and strong acting. But the movie isn’t completely original.

The movie is from the perspective of 12 year old boy named Sam.  The young actor did a great job.  His behavior and reaction throughout the movie is bit unrealistic but you can make the case that he has troubled past which justifies his behavior.

The pace of the movie is very good.  Even though we don’t really know too much about Sam’s troubled past and we don’t know the back story behind the mysterious villains.

I can’t really say this is horror film.  It is more like suspense thriller.  There is no jump scares or any supernatural elements to it.  But there is little bit of gore and lots of violence. The movie is very suspenseful and keep you guessing until the end.

The movie does have surprise ending but it is predictable.  Even though the movie has predictable ending, it is satisfying.

Spoiler Ending (Spoiler Alert!)

We are introduced to a mythical creature called Kai in the beginning of the movie.  But the mysterious creature turned out to be a boy with a mask.  Soon we are introduced to a mysterious man who live with the boy.  We are not sure who this man is.  But he is some kind of deranged serial killer.  We are not sure what the relationship between this serial killer and the boy, but it seems like the man is controlling the boy.

When Sam was face-to-face with this boy in the mask, it seems like they starts to develop some kind of relationship. Sam seems to show sympathy for the boy and the boy seems fascinated by Sam. We expect Sam and the boy to join force to kill the man and escape, but that didn’t happen.

What happened at the end is, Sam is put in situation where he has to fight for his life with the boy.  At the end, Sam kills the boy in the mask.

The surprised ending is Sam ended up replaced the boy in the mask and continue to stay with the serial killer.

In the Nutshell

Cub is entertaining thriller.  Don’t let the subtitle discourage you. I give 4 out of 5 stars. 

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Genre: Suspense Thriller

Rotten Tomato Rating: 38% / 32%

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One comment

  1. What if the mistery boy was actually Sam’s twin? In the photo that Sam brings with him a second boy is shown, with the face cancelled. We don’t know what happened during Sam’s childhood. So the boy in the end could actually not be Sam.

     

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