Teen Wolf: The Movie is a Confusing, Gluttonous Mess, as Reviewed.
Review of Teen Wolf: The Movie: A Complicated, Gluttonous Mess first published on Ready Steady Cut.
There are no spoilers in our review of the Paramount+ movie Teen Wolf: The Movie.
Teen Wolf: The Movie is the most closed-circuit movie you’ll ever see; it follows a rigid structure that makes it nearly impossible to follow. Unless you are a die-hard follower of the MTV show that debuted more than ten years ago, of course. Or perhaps you will spend most of the never-ending adventure in the dark if you have read every ending explanation of this soapy, supernatural horror serial ever penned. Thank god Paramount+ is streaming this revival. Why? In order to ease your frustration, you can pause the movie and look up the subplots online.
Teen Wolf: The Movie Review and Plot Summary
With most of the essential players returning and a significant one at Beacon Hills, the teen drama, which is now primarily portrayed by middle-of-the-pack thirty-something adults, picks up.
The biggest shock of Scott McFall’s life is about to hit him (Tyler Posey. This is due to Allison’s (Crystal Reed) reappearance following a string of tragic occurrences. You see, the vengeful Big Bad Nogitsune is in town. The Oni, a group of phantom Ninjas that seem to vanish and then reappear, are successfully brought back by him. These terrible men arrive in groups of three or more and begin to engage in combat. Anyone they use a knife on vanishes and transforms into a cloud of black smoke.
This initiates Nogitsune’s plan to bring Allison back from the dead by bringing back Banshees, Werecoyotes, Kitsunes, Shapeshifters, and Hellhounds. When she awakens, she has no memory and is once again in werewolf battle mode, attempting to put an end to every howler with blazing eyes, a high jump, and a firey breath, including Derek Hale’s (Tyler Hoechlin) teenage son, Eli (Vince Mattis). He is a clumsy lacrosse player who hilariously faints at the sight of his own teeth.
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The movie Teen Wolf
was penned by Jeff Davis, the series’ author, who never saw a horror cliche he didn’t like. He makes an excessive number of loathed and loved characters come back in his script. There is little potential for development to win over new followers because the plot is so overflowing with unnecessary nostalgia. Given that this is one of three movie ideas for Paramount+, the notion is peculiar. Has Davis created a picture franchise and series offshoot idea called Wolf Pack that only wants to feature in a programme with little more than 500,000 viewers on average? A rating that would have even caused these appealing, attractive faces to be dropped from the CW, even for the sought young demographic?
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Is Teen Wolf: The Movie Good?
The script’s second annoying nonsense is that it is written in the style of a network television pilot. Every 15-20 minutes, there is a funny development, a character death, or a confusing plot twist in the show, which is written almost accurately. The same perplexing decision was made here as it is with network shows, which are crafted to keep viewers engaged in between commercial breaks. A key character in the middle of the film has a death scene to emphasise the point. However, in the following image, they mysteriously converse in an ambulance. And sure, I was aware of the characters’ histories, skills, and incredible five o’clock shadows’ capacity for self-healing (looking at you, Hoechlin). I am unable to quantify the impact this has on the film’s organic pacing, though.
The movie’s director, Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction), is a wonderful fit because he has never encountered a neon light he didn’t enjoy. Uneven lightning-quick edits and a startling werewolf attack that puts the irate human dog in suspended animation ruin the film’s overly wolfish 149-minute running time. Poesy’s acting is bad, but so is Hoechlin’s, who has had a successful career since Road to Perdition, and Seth Gilliam from The Wire, who is consistently dependable. Of course, the conversation makes things
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