I just finished watching “Wolfwalkers” on AppleTV+ with the family.
Wolfwalkers follows the story of Robyn Goodfellowe, a young apprentice hunter who arrives in Ireland with her father during a time of superstition and magic to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to turn into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the Wolfwalkers and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.
I really enjoyed it but I was filled with a low level of dread throughout the movie because I feared for the safety of the children. Although, it is in a world of magic, there is very real danger for all the main characters.
When I think back to the time period that the story takes place, I’m surprised by the joy that could spring forth.