Wildling Review (2018) and Ending Explained


Wildling is new interesting take on werewolf story.

The Story

Anna spends her entire childhood under the care of a mysterious man she only knows as Daddy. He keeps her locked in an attic making her fear the Wildling, a child-eating monster that roams the outside. At age 16, Anna is freed by small-town sheriff Ellen Cooper who helps her start a new life as a normal teenager. But as Anna’s body begins to blossom, her childhood nightmares return with a vengeance, leading to the conclusion of a terrifying secret.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

Wildling is very predictable movie but it is still very entertaining movie.  The movie doesn’t try to shock you with surprise twist in the story.  It is very obvious what the movie is about from the beginning.  But the movie is very well executed movie with great acting from all the actors.  Bel Powley who plays Anna is specially good even though she is 26 years old in time of filming.  Her acting is superb, and she portrays the character extremely well.  Matter of fact she pretty much carries this film by herself.

Although the movie is predictable is it different in a sense that it is trying mix different genres into werewolf story that we all used to.  It is bit of pubescent teen drama, part authentic horror and part whimsical fantasy, and part suspense thriller.  The did fairly good job

Most of the movie is pre-teen drama.  I was hoping to have bit more of horror, but even without it, it still is an entertaining movie.  Towards end of the movie, we do see bit of suspense and some action.  There aren’t much gore and violence, but there some there towards the end.  Werewolf special effects are mostly CGI but it is well done.

I really liked the idea of the Wildling creatures even though we don’t know too much about the creature. I wish they had made the movie just a tad bit longer and fully played out some of the ideas that died towards the end.

Overall the movie was good, nothing award winning. Watch it, enjoy, don’t overthink this.

Ending Explained (Spoiler Alert!)

Wildling is interesting new take on werewolf story.

It’s not surprising to figure out that Anna is the Wildling werewolf.    The movie starts out as we see little Anna trapped in a room with a strange man.  We starts to feel sympathized with Anna early on, and starts to question the mysterious man.  But few minuets into the movie, we see the twist coming miles away.

What so different about this Wildling werewolf is that, it looks just like a human when it is young.  But as it grows, it slowly starts to turn into werewolf.  We can clearly see this transformation from Anna.

It turned out Anna is the last of its werewolf species.  Other Wildling werewolf were all exterminated by the werewolf hunters.  Anna’s, so called daddy” is one of the werewolf hunter.  When he saw baby Anna, he couldn’t go through with it.  So he decided to keep her and raise her in secret.  But as Anna starts to grow, she starts to slowly turn into werewolf.  Now he has to decide what to do with her as she slowly turns into werewolf.  He was trying to suppress her growth by giving hormone injections. But it wasn’t working. It was killing her slowly.  At the end, he decided to just kill himself.  At least he tried.

Teenage Anna ended up living with local sheriff played by Liv Taylor.  There she fell in love with Sheriff’s son and ended up getting pregnant.

At the end, when Anna turned into werewolf, the local werewolf hunters were trying to kill her again.  But Anna survived.  With her baby, she is able to continue carry on Wildling species.  We know that Anna’s baby is half human, so it will continue to generate new species of Wildling.

In the Nutshell

Wildling is very predictable but it is an interesting take on werewolf story.   [4 out of 5 stars]

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Genre: Werewolf

Rotten Tomato Rating: 70% / 48%

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  1. First & foremost…….I LOVE horror movies…..what I mean is….I LOVE THEM!!!!
    As long as…..they are……shall we state……as in Myth Busters…..Plausible……
    Now…..I just happened to stumble across this movies(came after I was watching something
    really good!!!)…..so….I fell into this one…..anyway….
    wasn’t sure what it is/was about…..so…..I played along……I typically….do my homework….
    and try to figure everything out before it happens…..kinda like a……whodoneit!!!

    Anyway….I was sure what was going on…..at first….I thought it was a sadistic “held”
    young girl kinda flick…..but…..OH!!! NO!!!! What a twist……that’s the good news!!!
    Unfortunately……I did not like the ending so much…..I thought they could have done
    so much more with it……as other people have stated as well…..
    Overall…..or….in summation….I would rate this a solid “4”…….I do not like
    a movie whereas a person or people in it…..do NOT communicate……ie….like to no
    talking…..except…..maybe….Clint Eastwood…..of course….he is the BEST at non

  2. There’s an error in this where it says Anna falls in love with the Sheriff’s (Liv Tyler) son. They were brother and sister, not mother and son.. Wish the writers would have included a scene where the Sheriff’s brother finds out that he conceived a child with Anna. Loved this movie though and hope there will be a sequel!

    1. I think they made that mistake because Liv Tyler seemed too old to be the sister. I found myself constantly reminding myself that she was the SISTER, not his mother. Casting problem that could have been solved by just making her his mom.

  3. Yes they need to come out with a second one. The end of the movie left you hanging. I thought it was a good movie. I too stumbled upon it watching Netflix movies. I give it a 4 stars.

  4. I just watched this movie on Netflix. I really liked it but I wish it was longer, with a more detailed ending… I hope there is a second one in the future

  5. I just watched it, I’m not really into history or made up creature type movies, but it was in the Horror category & I’m IN LOVE with Horror movies so I thought I should give it a try, it was boring at first but then got so so sooo interesting, so many shocks in the movie, I freaking loved it!! There definitely needs to be a second one! I give it 5 stars!😌❤️

  6. An engaging movie, with great acting from the main character, Anna. Her difficulties, when trying to adapt to normal life, are well portrayed.
    She has no experience at all or interacting with people, Plus she’s only partly human. Quite a tall order!
    She has enough maternal instinct to protect her unborn baby. We see at the end that her race will carry on!

  7. I dont really like how they have not carried on to a second movie of this but I hope they do I thought Anna was the last until the end when she was holding her baby and you can hear the howl of another wildling… made no since, since she was the so called last of her kind… they need to make another.

  8. I didn’t think this film was predictable at all. I thought that it was a child abduction story at first, where the male figure was brain washing the child to believe that there was some evil child eating wildiling creature lurking outside to kill murder at the first opportunity, if she tried to escape. I was shocked when it turned out to be her that the monster. I love the story line, but was very disappointed that it wasn’t developed more. This could have been an A+ movie but lacked details and more substance.


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