I finally got a chance to see Cold Mountain and thought it was a great movie. And like any contemporary movie I see on TV, I ask myself, “Gee. I wonder how this would’ve turned out had they turned it into a shapeshifter romance?”
For starters, if the hero were a shapeshifter, it might have made his journey back to his beloved easier. He could’ve changed and went after deer or rabbit for his meals. And if the heroine were a werewolf, too? Aye-ya! Their love-making reunion would’ve exploded enough to light up the hills for a month.
Another good movie that would’ve been a fantastic shapeshifter romance: Moonstruck. Two brothers who are werewolves messing around with the same woman. One way or another, a fight would’ve broke out and we would’ve found out who was the real alpha on the block. Even worse, how would they explain those bumps and bruises to Cher’s “human” character? There would be no way I could keep a straight face through that explanation.
The King and I would make a good shapeshifter romance, too. The only problem is being in that part of the world, I’d worry they’d either worship Anna Leonowens or call her a demon. That’s assuming they found out. I don’t know enough about Siam during that time to say one way or the other. But, I bet it would’ve made it easier to teach the kids. Just give a little growl and they’d sit still through their lessons. And who knows? Perhaps King Mongkut might like the “ferocious” side of her.
Do we see a pattern here? If someone were to make a shapeshifer romance movie today, they’d have to start with the romance aspect first. When they don’t, we get movies that feel like it was thrown in there for good measure (ie. The Incredible Hulk, Blood and Chocolate, etc.). Even though I haven’t read the book and it’s not a shapeshifter movie, I hope the ceators of Twilight took that into account for Edward and Bella’s big screen debut. I know I’ll be watching closely to see if my heart strings are tugged enough to want to read the book.
Any other movies you think would make for a good shapeshifter romance movie?