Just as the title says, MTV trailer for their Teen Wolf remake was recently leaked and well, it looks awful. I mean, seriously, what were they thinking?
But I’ll let you folks decide:
The trailer has me feeling confused – MTV’s Teen Wolf is supposed to be a remake of the classic 80s flick, yet the only thing it appears to have in common with it is the fact that the main character is a sports-playing teen werewolf. However, it’s totally the wrong sport! In the original, Michael J. Fox plays basketball, in the new “remake” series the kid plays lacrosse. Lacrosse?! Jeez. From the looks of it we should all stop calling it a remake, it should be considered a standalone TV show that is in no way connected to the original Teen Wolf. I really have no idea why MTV labeled it a remake.
Fans of the original are calling foul on more than just the sports thing – in the original the curse is passed from father to son, it’s not caused by a bite like in this new trailer. Also, the 80s version is funny and quirky, while this new one is obviously angsty, dark and filled with drama.
From the looks of it, MTV is directing this at teens and teens only, without a thought for the older fans of the original Teen Wolf. MTV, like everyone, is simply trying to cash in on the success of werewolves. So what do they do? They create an angsty TV show about a teen werewolf and label it a remake in order to get loads of easy publicity.
Maybe I am being to harsh… or not. MTV’s Teen Wolf looks like a cheesy soap opera to me, however, I’m sure their younger audience will dig it. Personally, I think MTV should stick with their lame-ass reality shows, since it’s the only thing they’re good at now.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see if it really does suck, it’s rumored that we’ll have to wait until spring to see the new show.