Promising ideas turn out to be mostly empty thought bubbles in “Rising Wolf,” a confusing and derivative Aussie combo of hostage thriller and sci-fi fantasy. Centered on a terrified young woman trapped in a Shanghai skyscraper elevator by a nasty Russian villain, this muddled attempt at an elevated genre film involving time travel, psychic powers and environmental doom can’t be rescued by strong visuals or a fine central performance by Charlotte Best. A box-office disappointment when released locally on 165 screens on April 8 under the title “Ascendant,” “Rising Wolf” has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films and is reportedly set to open in U.S. cinemas on July 16.Rising Wolf 2021 Movie Download.
The screenplay by first-time feature director Antaine Furlong and co-writer Kieron Holland brings together a straightforward hostage story with a YA-style sci-fi scenario about a heroine slowly realizing she has extraordinary abilities. The elements hold plenty of initial promise, but the mix of brutal and bloody torture with dreamy flashbacks and nightmarish future visions fails to adequately explain itself and creates bewilderment where wonder and excitement ought to reign.Rising Wolf 2021 Movie Download.
For many viewers, the enduring image of “Rising Wolf” will likely be that of 20-something Aria Wolf (Best) being tossed around like a rag doll in an elevator traveling at lightning speed between 120 floors of a half-completed Shanghai skyscraper. With almost no memory of the recent past or any idea how she arrived in this predicament, Aria is at the mercy of freelance Russian operative Yaroslav (Alex Menglet). A standard-issue snarling sicko with an obligatory team of hulking goons at his disposal, Yaroslav has kidnapped Aria’s father, Richard (Jonny Pasvolsky), and is live-streaming his torture on the elevator’s video screens.Ascendant.