You know, I loved Edward Scissorhands when I watched it. I thought it was funny,slice of life, bittersweet, tragic realistic, quirky and quite amazing. A Werewolf Boy is in some ways comparable. It’s ET, it’s Edward Scissorhands, it’s Frankenstein.
Maybe that’s why I wish the story was different here. Call me the eternal romantic, the wimp afraid of tragedies, but I wish we could have had a different take on humanity. Maybe the mum could have been spunkier - she was pretty cool for starters bringing in that feral boy into her home. Maybe she could have protected him? Maybe we could have seen the simple folk of the village coming together to protect the family even more? One of their own and all that. Maybe Suni could have come back much earlier…maybe maybe maybe.
I know…I know. It wouldn’t be ‘realistic’ then. Movies like these are after all mirrors being held up to society to show that there are more monsters among us than out there in the fantasy world. It’s just me being the eternal romantic and wanting a positive reaffirmation of our humanity.