Review: MTV's 'Teen Wolf'

When it comes to remakes, I've always been of the belief that you're better off trying to update a movie or TV show that didn't really work than attempting to live up to a classic. Nobody needed new versions of "Psycho" or "The Manchurian Candidate," but there were promising ideas within the original "Ocean's 11" and "Battlestar Galactica" that just needed some 21st century creative types to properly explore. 

So if I were to remake one of the two Michael J. Fox movies released in 1985, it sure as heck wouldn't be "Back to the Future," as there's almost no way to improve on that. (And which, as the uneven sequels suggested, was cinematic lightning in a bottle.) 

"Teen Wolf," on the other hand? Well, if you were the exact right age and also spent a lot of time watching HBO in the afternoons, then you may have a lot of affection for Fox as a basketball-playing werewolf. But you can also probably admit that the original had a lot of room for improvement. Read More...


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