[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
He always wanted to be special... but he never expected this!
What's a high school kid got to do to be popular? Just let down his hair and howl! Starring Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future) Teen Wolf is an outrageous comedy about a shy teenager with more than a changing voice to contend with... he's a budding young werewolf! And when his new-found powers help him score at basketball - and with the popular girls - he has some pretty hairy decisions to make.
When I was a prepubescent werewolf, Teen Wolf helped me get through my own physical changes and I, too, became super popular and awesome at basketball and van surfing, despite also being very short and not very good at anything physical when I wasn't wolfed-out, because then I was just a sweaty kid who was riddled with anxiety and friend-zoning most of my male friends in hopes to one day catch the attention of James Spader.
Now that I have been a werewolf and I am in my early 30s, this movie doesn't speak to me the same way, but it doesn't lessen the profound effect it had on me many moons ago, in giving me that reassuring glance into…
I love this film.
It helped me get through puberty.
I looked like a Yeti when I was twelve.
This film taught me that that's fine.
Teen Wolf is so likable I want to pinch its hairy little cheeks.
I watched the film last weekend and it was the first time seeing it in over 20+ years. It was a total hot water bottle movie. Back in the late 80’s I watched it too much, one of those films I used to rent every other week (The Last Starfighter or The Boy Who Could Fly in the weeks between) until it screened on tv when I could finally record it onto videotape. Seeing it again was like revisiting an old, beautiful, hairy friend, and that I watched it in the same place as I used to as a kid (my parents house) made it that little…
Hey I'm not a lycanist or anything but this teen wolf guy has a clear physical advantage on the court. If I saw this guy on the court I would be petitioning for drug testing.
I find it kind of interesting that message of this movie is basically "show your pubes and people will think your cool". I'll tell you what kids there's nothing cool about car surfing, it's a very dangerous activity and you shouldn't succumb to the peer pressure of teen wolves.
GIVE ME A KEG OF BEER
Listen son. You're going to be able to do a lot of things the other guys aren't.
Really the only thing this film has going for it is it's gimmick and Michael J. Fox's charm. The story is something that's been used a hundred times before and since. Teenager missuses "something" to gain popularity at high school but realizes the error of his ways by the end of the film. The end. The thing is though, that "something" was usually not this cool... or cheesy for that matter.
Yes the film is filled to the brim with 80s cheese, forgettable dialogue and even worst; forgettable characters. It does however have it's moments which include Michael J. Fox playing…
Moral of the story: athletic ability=human value.
Man, I’m starting to love werewolf movies. The concept of lycanthropy is both stupid and awesome at the same time. It has so much potential for comedy, horror, and even romance. And maybe porn, who knows.
TEEN WOLF is just a fun movie. It’s entertaining, well-acted, funny, and surprisingly heartfelt. Sure, the whole premise is clinically retarded and boy does that high school have a desensitized student body, but hey, fun is fun. But! there is still one thing that I can’t get out of my mind.
What happens to the dick. Plus, this film raises yet another question about werewolves. In most stories and movies, a person changes from a bipedal human…
É estranho que o roteiro não tenha conseguido encontrar uma maneira mais original de lidar com o lobisomem, já que essa alegoria da necessidade adolescente de abraçar suas peculiaridades para antigir a segurança e o sucesso necessários parecia bastante ousado. O final, embora acerte no resgate do desenvolvimento de outro personagem, soa quadrado demais.
For some reason I remembered TEEN WOLF quite fondly, but watching it now it clearly should have stayed in my memories. This is a bad film. While it sometimes gets put in the canon of cult 80s comedies, it is nowhere near the upper echelon of those films, having aged very poorly. The high school tropes here are present in their laziest form, and the whole film starts dull and ends up totally daft.
The premise TEEN WOLF starts out with is unremarkable, but solid enough. Goofy high school kid Michael J. Fox is going through various high school dramas including attempts at romance and struggles on the basketball team, cast against the backdrop of him discovering he's a werewolf.…
Fun 80s comedy with a touch of the absurd that ultimately tells the story of the self.
better than all of the show teen wolf and they did it in an hour and a half
Cinema at it's finest...the actors played teenagers, but were all in their fifties or something...why did Michael J. Fox get so sweaty playing basketball?
Cringeworthy acting all around.
Barely likable characters.
I did laugh hysterically when the dad revealed he was a werewolf, though; I wish the movie kept more of this type of humor.
What i was thinking??? ... 31 years ago.
When I die, I want this song to play as my casket is lowered into the ground.
God this was dumb, but I couldn't sort of help but love it.
For some reason, I always assumed that the big basketball game where Michael J. Fox's Teen Wolf comes out was the film's climax. But no. Man, that happens so early on and I found it hilarious just how easily the entire school became cool with the fact that there was a teenage werewolf just hanging out in their halls. In fact, people are more accepting of teen wolves in this town than they are of gay kids.
Most of the humor for me came from just how idiotic this idea is and how everyone is totally fine with this development. I can't remember the last time I laughed as hard as the reveal that Fox's dad is also a werewolf. But yeah, Teen Wolf is cheesy, dumb fun. It mostly lived up to its reputation as just being idiotic but enjoyable.
What's really going on in that neighbourhood?
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).