Rod Daniel. Release Date: Aug 23, 1985.
****REPOSTED FROM THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH NEW COMMENTS/EDITS****
I saw this on Netflix Watch Instantly last night and had to watch it. I
had never seen the movie before, although I'm pretty sure that I saw
the sequel when it was released to video. I expected something iconic
for the 80s as I remember them, and in that I was not disappointed.
This is the prime example of the teenage underdog movie that seemed to
thrive back in the day. It was a fun hour and a half, with wholesome
teenaged antics and insanity with few of the pressures that taint the
modern teen movie
One of the things I genuinely like (usually) about 80s movies is the
music. Most of it manages to invoke a wave of nostalgia that few other
things can even attempt. This was not the case in Teen Wolf.
The music nearly from start to finish was abysmal, most of it was
probably produced just for the movie, since they were able to find quite
a few wolf-themed songs that did not include Hungry Like the Wolf.
The other thing that struck me in this movie is how tiny Michael J. Fox
was/is. I suspect not much has changed in the intervening years, and
with his illness, he may still be built the way he was then. They only
managed one shorter cast member, and he was supposed to be several years
younger than everyone else. That aside, this was a neat look back at a
few familiar names and faces.