Movie-a-day Challenge: Teen Wolf: The Movie

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This post is part of my movie-a-day challenge in which I will watch a film every day for 365 days. You can see all the posts for this challenge HERE

Hey friends! πŸ‘‹

I just watched “Teen Wolf: The Movie,” directed by Russell Mulcahy, and let me tell you, it was a bit of a rollercoaster. As someone who was a die hard fan of the original TV series, I was both excited and a tad nervous about this blast from the past. And I’ll admit, nostalgia hit me hard seeing some of my favorite characters back on the screen – it was like a high school reunion, werewolf style! 🐺 πŸŒ•

But, and it’s a big but, the movie just didn’t recapture that unique magic of the series. It felt like seeing an old friend who’s changed a bit too much. I also was really bummed that Stiles wasn’t part of this adventure. His humor and wit were a big part of what made the TV series so special, and his absence was definitely felt. The dynamic just wasn’t the same without him. πŸ˜”

The plot picks up fifteen years after the TV series ended, with Scott McCall coming back to Beacon Hills. This time, he’s not just dealing with teenage angst and fur problems; there’s a new menacing threat in town. While the plot tried to juggle this fresh danger with the nostalgia of seeing our favorite characters, it felt like a whirlwind that left a few too many questions unanswered. πŸŒͺ️ It’s like they tried to cram a whole season’s worth of drama into a two-hour slot. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’¨

One bright spot, though? Eli. I genuinely liked his character. There was something intriguing about him that caught my attention. But just like a good book you can’t put down, I wished his story had more pages. His character had so much potential, but it felt like he was only skimming the surface. A deeper dive into Eli’s backstory and motivations would have added some much-needed depth to the plot. πŸ“š

I only decided to watch the film because of my love for the show, but ultimately, ended up feeling somewhat disappointed. In terms of the plot, it felt like the movie was trying to sprint through a marathon. There were plot holes that left me more puzzled than intrigued, and the character development, in general, could have used a boost. It’s as if the movie relied heavily on our fond memories of the characters rather than giving them new layers and challenges to overcome. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’¨ A bit more history or insight into what they’ve been up to would have made a huge difference.

All in all, “Teen Wolf: The Movie” was a trip down memory lane, but it’s like it took a few wrong turns. It was great seeing the old gang, but without the same heart and depth as the original series, it fell flat for me. It had its moments, especially with Eli, but overall, it lacked the magic touch of the original series. If you were a fan of the show, you might find some joy in the nostalgia, but don’t expect the same spark. Here’s to hoping for better revivals in the future! 🌟

Catch ya next time,

Roger

P.S. – If anyone else has seen it, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Let’s chat in the comments. πŸ‘‡

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