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Back In The Future As A Wolf
Teen Wolf (DVD)
Member Name: char2011
Teen Wolf (DVD)
Advantages: lots of fun
Michael J. Fox -- as -- Scott Howard
Lorie Griffin -- as -- Pamela Wells
James Hampton -- as -- Harold Howard
Susan Ursitti -- as --Lisa "Boof" Marconi
Jerry Levine -- as -- Rupert "Stiles" Stilinski
Matt Adler -- as -- Lewis
Jim McKrell -- as -- Vice Principal Rusty Thorne
Mark Arnold -- as -- Mick McAllister
Jay Tarses -- as -- Coach Bobby Finstock
Mark Holton -- as -- Chubby
-----------------Plot & Characters-----------------
Teen Wolf well the title explains it all really. It is about a teenage basketball player Scott that is starting to realise that something is wrong with him and later finds out that his family are Wolves and that it has been passed down to him. At first Scott finds it hard to deal with his knew identity but after his secret gets out it brings him the popularity and excitement in his life that he always wanted. Becoming the popular Wolf kid that everyone loves gets to his head abit and he has to try and control his Wolf side to prevent it taking over.
What I liked about the plot is that the movie is a story of a Wolf which is a mythical creature but instead of turning it into a horror movie they have gone a different route and made the Wolf be expectable in society and almost normal. Usually when mythical creatures are made to be like this it comes off as a bit childish to me but this was far from childish and still has teen humour and is very much a teen movie. I like that they have made this Wolf character deal with regular teen issues such as relationships, friendships and the pressures of being what everyone wants you to be. There are ups and downs and in general the story shows a teenager who finds out his a Wolf find himself.
The characters in this film are no different from other movies based around school. It has the girl who has a secret crush of her best friend who is Scott. You have the popular girl with a boyfriend who Scott wants to date and eventually get to despite her jealous boyfriend. As well as those Scott has a witty best friend who is like an assistant selling merchandise for him. After reading the characters I have described you may be thinking yes that sounds like you typical teen movie because it is. What makes it different for me is the whole Wolf in school thing but take out the Wolf and it really is just your average teen school flick.
The acting in this film is pretty good and I enjoyed watching most of it especially Michael J Fox. I think most movies that star Michael J Fox your are able to just get lost in them no matter what they are about. I think it's because he is good at making you believe his character and his characters always come across as feel good characters. Not to mention Michael J Fox was a man in his mid 20s at the time and managed to pull of playing a teenager very well in which many try and fail.
I like the way that the basketball team that Scott plays on is not full of hot studs like you average high school basketball team in a movie. You have Chubby who is quite fat and on the team but yet still plays very well. I actually like they way they break the stereotypes that sports men have to be muscled and toned. Although sport is featured in the film throughout it is all good for those who are non-sporty because there is always fun on the court and there are many comical moments on the court also. The basketball court is also significant to the movie because this is where Scott reveals himself as a Wolf. It is also where he manages to prove he is more than just a Wolf.
I don't actually think the special effects were particularly good. The wolf look very fake and very much like I could have done it myself. Saying this I thought it was better this way since the movie is more of a fantasy comedy rather than just fantasy so it having this unrealistic look man wolf was kind of funny and added to the whole mad plot of the film.
I think overall this film was very entertaining to watch. There is lots of music, parties and general teen fun going on in the movie. The movie is available to buy but I would recommend getting the double pack of teen wolf 1 and 2 which is on Amazon from £1.35. The reason I say get the two is because by the time it got to the end of the film I wanted more and although the second one it isn't as good it still has a similar feel to it and is enjoyable to watch.
Summary: Classic 80s Film