Anyone else ever get emotional at the end of this movie? It may seem overly sensitive to get choked up about an ending like that but that is why Michael J. Fox is great. No other actor could have pulled off that ending in a movie like this. Everything about the ending is perfect. There is no doubt that the ending was the typical happy ending to fun and goofy 80's movie but I always thought the ending of the movie had a little extra special feeling to it. From the moment that the second foul shot goes in and Amy Holland's Shooting for the Moon begins until the screen goes from freeze <more>
frame w/ MJF being held in his dad's arms while he kisses the head of Boof to black as the credits roll is a stretch of great emotion for the viewer in my opinion. The Amy Holland song is excellent and I have it on MP3 and burned the song to my best movie soundtracks mix. The whole ending to that movie always is great no matter how many times you've seen it. There are so many awesome things about that ending but I'll spare everyone my babbling about all of the great things that transpire at the end of this movie. Criticize its so called "cheesiness," as some people eluded to in other comments, all you like but each person who is critical of and concentrated on that aspect is just being sheltered about the child that is inside of everyone. Come on people just let loose and enjoy a true feel good movie with the classic storybook ending that all humans want to see. Why does everything always have to be realistic?! This movie is an enduring classic film from the 80's and deserves more credit that it has received over the years."When your shooting for the moon and finally make it. I guess a lucky star is shining on you. The candle on the cake is yours so take it, make another wish it's sure to come true. Isn't that the way you do it? Maybe I could do it to..."-Amy Holland, Shooting For The Moon, Teen Wolf main theme song, 1985.
This is my favorite movie EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (by MJFox027)
This movie rocks! I cannot explain exactly what it is about this movie that I love, but I love it. Michael J Fox plays average kid Scott Howard and all he wants is the love of Pamela and not to be so average. And that's what he gets when he turns into the wolf. This movie has a great scene when Scott turns into the werewolf and it has a lot of funny moments, especially from the character Styles. Maybe only for the memories, but till this day this is my favorite movie!!
Come on, give it a chance!!! (by starcollector73)
Well, im not going to claim that Teen Wolf is one of the greatest movies ever made or that it was robbed sometime ago back on oscar night but the truth is its nowhere near as bad as some people would have you believe. In fact the truth is...its really rather good. O.k, I can honestly say hand on heart i love Teen wolf, see theres no shame in it! Its pure cheesy hokum but its done it such a warm, lighthearted and typically corny 1980's sort of a way i can excuse it. For me Teen Wolf is less about a boy in a wolf costume and much more about fitting in, growing up and being true to yourself. <more>
The story revolves around everyday teen Scott Howard who finds out he's a werewolf as you do! and discovers that this gives him the gift of instant celebrity. He is no longer just one of the crowd but the star basketball player and all round school hotshot, however everything comes at a price and Scott has to learn a few valuable lessons about love, popularity, responsibilities and friendship along the way. Michael J Fox uses his likeable charm to create a cute and sympathetic character and its a great credit to him that you actually care about Scott and his problems no matter how strange they may seem. Scott's best friend Stile's provides plenty of funny moments and the 80's pop soundtrack compliments the film perfectly. All in all its a fun little movie and it probably has alot more heart and class than most of the 'teen' movies being made nowadays. Teen Wolf Too however is 100% pure evil and should probably be avoided at all costs...grrrrr.
I appreciate certain actors differently as time goes by. For me Michael J Fox has been on the upswing while others, like Steve Martin, are headed in the other direction. There's nothing particularly unique about any of the elements of this movie except maybe the combination of all of them. Fox finds he can transform into a werewolf with superhuman powers - his "problem" makes him the most popular guy in high school and creates a winning basketball team. Forget that the wolf playing Fox on the court must be twice his size and four times the athlete, this movie is just a lot of <more>
fun to watch, helped considerably by Hampton as the understanding dad and Ursitti as the under-appreciated girl friend. Very rewatchable.
This is a terrible but likeable flick (by sloth47)
Let's see what we have here--A terrible idea for a movie but yet I continue to watch it. I watched it twice in 9 hours last weekend on TBS or TNT or something. The all time best part is when Scott Howard's dad says, "unless that was another werewolf doing a handstand on Stiles' Wolfmobile!" I personally didn't know that living organisms play better basketball as canines than as human beings. This movie can teach you a thing or two about life. I also didn't know that the hottest chicks at school were interested in wolf love. Now I know why "doggystyle" <more>
is so popular! This is a great flick to watch solely to make fun of. If you bring up a good Teenwolf conversation and someone knows what you're talking about, you might want to take heed though, it really isn't too cool. What kind of writer would ever even attempt such a joke of a movie. I give it 10 stars because I think it is funny and entertaining, although it is terrible
Michael J Fox during his movie career peak (by xbrad68)
TEEN WOLF is a charming teen comedy/fantasy the kind you might look forward to seeing at the Wellfleet Drivein Theatre in Massachusetts or the Hanover Drivein in Ontario. Director Rod Daniel does a good job directing because of scenes like Michael J Fox surfing on the top of a van. Remember that while that may like cool in a movie it is illegal. Of course werewolves don't really exist. In Germany after the second world war the German resistance called themselves the werewolves. Since I am non-violent I am pro-American because they are like the worlds policemen. If the American Presidents <more>
wanted to call themselves werewolves I would still think of them as great leaders. Doug Savant of Melrose Place fame is in TEENWOLF as Brad. Michael J Fox as Scott Howard gets up to mischief when he goes to a beer store and says that he wants beer with a growl low enough to get the beer from the startled employee. Fox seems believable when he is hanging out at the diner as a wolf and everybody is walking around accepting the fact. These days if you say you are a werewolf people react with a phobia. Foxs character is a good example of non-violent werewolf. They call President George W Bushs advisors the VULCANS and nobody thinks this is a fantasy but the moment you say you are the Omega Wolf of the American Intelligence Community you have multiple police cars pulling up to your doorway. The lesson is if your CIA Handlers call themselves SPOOKS and WEREWOLVES you shouldn't tell people or they will just get scared. The term Vulcan for the Presidents Advisors doesn't seem to scare Americas enemies and maybe it should because they hang out with spooks and werewolves. I gave TEENWOLF a 9 out of 10.
80's teen fun, and Levine (by videorama-759-859391)
Light hearted wolf fare this is, for the whole family too, back in '85, when Fox, such an overrated actor, was making a name for himself. Unpopular Fox, yeah Mr Average, is beginning to notice changes, and it's genetics. He's sprouting wolf hair, his eyes lighting up, faint emerald, and he's starting to howl. All these features make him, king of Popularity overnight, where being a wolf has it's advantages, especially in needs to your wants, like very unattainable hottie, Pamela, who's stud boyfriend, who's starring daggers, isn't happy to say the least. Plusses <more>
in this, are of course, Levine, as Fox's best mate, who brings a lot of color and vivacity to this feel good movie, it's throbbing music score, unnervingly fitting to Fox's music, where in it's starting, playing over the opening credits, for a more intense, higher classification wolf pic, but like I said, this is a great and perfect pic for everyone, minus kiddies I guess. This is great camp 80's, and the film offers some really funny moments, one killer line, concerning father and son, Fox on the stairwell, in a two way conversation, and a surprise revelation. It has again, "the girl who's best for you, is right beside you, and you didn't notice" scenario, so you obviously know how the finale ensues. Also we have a bit bad history, and a personal grudge, where a few revengeful moments, go greatly appreciated. Fun entertainment, and Stiles Levine who has god much more screen presence, acting wise too, than Fox. He's the life of the party in this one, and I myself, are truly grateful.
I have noticed that lots of people have slated this movie, yet none of the reasons seem to make any sense to me.Why can't people take movies for what they are meant to be? This was clearly never meant to be an oscar winner. What it is, is a light-hearted, tongue in cheek movie that you can sit down to over and over again, and each time it finishes have a smile on your face.It is a classic 80s movie, although admittedly not of the same standard as the Back to the Future trilogy, or The Goonies that is ultimately a very enjoyable sunday afternoon film.Can't wait for it to come out on <more>
Region 2 DVD. A worthy addition to any collection.
God forbid...when and if? Michael J. Fox passes. The Motion Picture Academy will have to honor the life of one of its top Hollywood elite with a choice spot in the montage of deceased stars. Especially since his distinguished block of work spanned so many decades. He might even garner the coveted closing spot saved for the marquee death of the year. But I hope they don't go with the quick 'character-menagerie' version. That would be a black mark on the career of too fine an actor. I hope they go with the movie clip testimonial. Because the clip that best solidifies an <more>
actor's foundation is his rise to glory. In Memorandum 'Michael J. Fox' clip TEEN WOLF: M.J. in full adolescent teen glory biting/shotgunning a beer can with wolf fangs in the middle of a bowling alley with the crowd responding in the only way possible: euphoric applause...now that's a life. We will miss you Michael.............single tear.