“Teen Wolf: The Movie” Review

“Teen Wolf: The Movie” Review

Solenn Vincent

The highly-anticipated revival of the iconic “Teen Wolf” series has dropped on Paramount+ along with a new film series titled “Wolf Pack.” 

“Teen Wolf: The Movie” synopsis: 

“A terrifying evil has emerged, and the wolves howl once again. Only a Werewolf like Scott McCall can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy” (IMDB).

Here are my thoughts.

The film has many of the past actors return to their roles, minus the iconic Stiles Stalinski played by Dylan O’Brien. As the actor has other projects he is working on, he could not be part of the reunion. While that is extremely disappointing, I hoped the directors would  at least mention the reason for his absence in the “Teen Wolf” universe. They did not. 

There is a massive time gap between the finale season six of the show and the film: fifteen years. The time frame makes sense but it is also very jarring after six years since the show ended. 

Allison Argent’s tragic death in season three was uprooted with her return in the film. The way it worked made sense, but for emotional sake, she should not have been revived. 

I applaud the directors for keeping the original tone of the show, and the actors for easily slipping into their roles once more. It gave a happy nostalgia but also a strong sense of freshness and a potential for a part two.