I have not read the book yet, but I enjoyed the film, although for the first ten minutes I did think it was just going to be Buffy with werewolves. Aiden is well written and well acted - he is inept and daft, but with just enough brain and backbone to keep one from wanting to kick him. He runs when he should run - at least when he still has that choice. Some of the plot devices are a wee bit OTT, and although the effects where they change from people to wolves are a bit cheesy in this day of realistic CGI, I do like that fact they used real wolves, and I and my boyfriend thought it was a simple effect done well.
Olivier Martinez underplays Gabriel nicely, Hugh Dancy sparkles as usual, and Agnes Bruckner was suitably sullen as the young woman torn between them.
It's a nice, easy watch, and worth the fiver I paid for it, lol.I gave it three stars for it not being long and involved enough.
I was left wondering, though, what the hell chocolate had to do with the film ! Having read the other reviews here, I get why it's called that.....so I'm going to buy the book.....