Monday, June 6, 2011

1985 Teen Wolf Vs. MTV Teen Wolf

What Teen Wolf will always mean to me

You know how I feel about remakes. Last year I nearly cried over the remake of the classic Karate Kid. Remember? Now MTV had to go and redo the summer of 1985 Michael J. Fox classic, Teen Wolf. I'm experiencing this strange sense of mourning knowing that today's teens will equate the title of this '80s favorite with a different Scott Howard and a different Stiles.



Today's teens will think of Teen Wolf as a dramatic series and not the comedy we '80s kids knew it to be. Although MTV's Teen Wolf director, Russell Mulcahy is a truly credible 1980s director--he brought us the classic videos for The Buggles' "Video Killed The Radio Star," The Vapors' "Turning Japanese" and ironically Duran Duran's "Hungry Like The Wolf" video, it's just not fair. I mean, come on! Look at these dramatic, dark faces. This is not the Teen Wolf we remember and love. Why does everything need a remake? I just don't get it. Someone enlighten me, please. So bummed. 

Watch the Teen Wolf trailers here...

1985 original Teen Wolf with Michael J. Fox:


MTV's Teen Wolf:



17 comments:

Ms. A said...

Doesn't look like one I'll be watching with the grandkids!

Melanie's Randomness said...

What a sad day. I will always have a soft spot for Michael J Fox's Teen Wolf and Back to the future. It's so funny how kids today think whatever they see is original. Nope, not even one lil bit original. Sigh...well when I have kids I'll match sure I enlighten them with the first runs of things. =)

Melanie's Randomness

ed said...

haha thats my life story

Oilfield Trash said...

They are seriously remaking Teen Wolf? What the hell won't MTV do?

Bossy Betty said...

NOooooo! I liked the first Teen Wolf. Leave it alone!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I feel the same about remakes and Michael J Fox is irreplaceable.
xoRobyn

HiFi said...

Y'know, the 80's predicted this sort of thing happening, and it's all coming true, right before our eyes!

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Bunny Hill said...

I remember The micheal J Fox werewolf, the one who play basketball. I didn't really knew about the MTV one

Kicking Rocks said...

michael j fox's version will always be the best! No one will ever forget that guy at the basketball game in the crowd with his wang out!

Ally said...

@omg kicking rocks, i wanted to mention that and held back. ha ha. i still don't know if that is even really true!

BigMike said...

I'de take Michael J Fox any day.

Marlene said...

I'd forgotten all about that movie!

thenitefalls said...

They need to stop making remakes because it ruins the whole thing =(

Belle said...

When I was a kid, the only Werewolf show was an old black & white movie. I think the star was Lon Chaney. I'm sure Michael J. Fox was better, although I've never seen it.

Ada said...

Twilight's art design has gotten way too popular. Stupid DARK ATMOSPHERE AND PALE FACES train.

Cheeseboy said...

No doubt it is going to S U C K.

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