The story might not be new to anyone that has ever seen a movie like this (think of it as an extremely toned down Underworld), but that doesn't stop the film from being a total blast. The plot moves along rather quickly, and every serious moment is peppered with a spark of wit. The action scenes may seem tame to some, but they are well staged for a movie aimed at younger kids. In fact, they provided a few tense moments that actually had me at the edge of my seat.
Boy also benefits from two appealing leads, with Justice and Ellison playing a very convincing brother and sister. However, top prize goes to Brooke Shields, who walks away with some of the best moments in the film playing against her usual type.
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf may not be a masterpiece, but it is a cut above the usual teen fare, light and harmless, but with actual wit and some pretty good action. Plus, the end leaves open the possiblity of a sequel, which might not be so unwelcome.