Five years after the shutdown of Teen Wolf, the werewolves of Beacon Hills are making their comeback on our screens in a film to be discovered today on Paramount+.
What is it about ?
A full moon rises over Beacon Hills and with it, a terrifying evil has emerged. The wolves howl again, calling for the return of Banshees, Werecoyotes, Hellhounds, Kitsunes, and all the other shapeshifters of the night.
But only a werewolf like Scott McCall, no longer a teenager but still an Alpha, can muster new allies and unite trusted friends to fight against what could be the most powerful and deadly enemy ever. they have ever faced.
Who is it with?
Almost all the actors from the original series have responded. The film Teen Wolf allows us to see again on our screens Tyler Posey (Scott), Holland Roden (Lydia), Shelley Hennig (Malia) or even JR Bourne (Chris), those who have been more discreet in recent years.
If the return of Crystal Reed (Allison) was surprising – her character having died in season 3 – it was the absences of Dylan O’Brien (Stiles Stilinski) and Arden Cho (Kira Yukimura) that were the most noticed.
Take out the fangs
Two hours 20. This is the duration of the film Teen Wolf that Paramount+ puts online today in France, almost a month after its broadcast across the Atlantic.
It’s long, but it’s the time it takes to regroup all the characters, bring Alison back from the dead (silky hair and flashy red manicure), discover that the Nogitsune had been released, fight it etc. What could have spanned a season is condensed into a TV movie…and it goes pretty quickly.
Well, let it be said: this “sequel” is on the same level as the series. A little cringe and WTF, but totally addictive. Screenwriter Jeff Davies made the wise choice to bring back the best and most terrifying villain in the universe.
Only problem, it misses the two characters whose destiny was closely linked to it: Stiles (who had been possessed by this evil spirit) and Kira, who had introduced the Kitsunes in the series. The absence of the first is evacuated in one sentence. Worse, the characters mention his legendary jeep more than him.
Finally, the resurrection of the Nogitsune is only a pretext to do fan service. If Allison has forgotten everything about her past – if not her hatred for Derek Hale – her loved ones will try to reason with her and help her remember them. In particular Scott, always attached to the one he loved.
The threat of the Kitsune and its Oni almost takes a back seat and the final fight is as ridiculous as it is anecdotal. In short, we will mainly watch this TV movie to see Scott and his very graou.
It remains to be seen what Paramount wants to do with its franchise: bury it for good after offering a last gift to its fans or relaunch it, through new characters?
The last minutes suggest that a new generation could emerge or end up in the “fake” spin-off Wolf Pack (also available on the platform).