Aaron loses his eyesight while saving a smoker from a fire because of a bright light that is unexplained. Thankfully, next door is a science company that specializes in cross-species organ transplants. They can do it. We know this because we saw a baboon with beautiful blue husky eyes before. Aaron gets wolf eyes with cool nocturnal vision.
One would assume that the eyes were actually taken from a werewolf and now Aaron is infected with the curse and will turn into a werewolf come the next full moon. That doesn’t happen. Instead, Aaron starts having flashbacks from the wolf’s memory and his hearing gets better.
This is not explained and makes no sense since we know for a fact that the only thing transplanted are the eyes, no brain matter, and it’s not like he went through a transporter with a wolf. But now when Aaron sees a buffalo, the man gets hungry, so something is going on.
Hybrid is a frustratingly slow movie in which we get to watch Aaron turn to lycanthropy. He doesn’t actually turn into a werewolf, but he loses his humanity, gets physically stronger and becomes one with the wolves.
The film relies heavily on the “the Native Americans know what’s up” trope, which makes about as much sense as anything else in it. Even the main scientist, portrayed by Justine Bateman, turns to the Native medicine man for help.
A line of dialogue sums pretty much up on what level this film is. An army man who his hunting Aaron gets frustrated and exclaims: “Damn you, damn you to hell!” Now that’s good post Planet of the Apes writing.