|Directed by:||Christopher Leitch|
|Written by:||Tim Kring|
|Cast:||Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand|
This time we've moved on from high school to college, but not with Scott. No, instead we're following his cousin, Todd. Played by a very young Jason Bateman. Scott's dad is back. But not Scott. Styles is also back, but played but a different mullet-headed actor. Chubby is back too. He's still Chubby. And it does have the original Gomez Addams from the old TV show, which is kind of weird.
There is a dead frog fight that I did enjoy. That was different. But this movie just lacks any of the charm or humor from the first one. It's just so stupid. Milking the jokes from the first one. This Todd dude complains way too much. They push the whole teen in crisis thing way too early. It's only about 20 minutes into the movie when he starts throwing a tantrum and listing off all the things wrong with his life.
It's just a rerun of the same themes they covered in the first one. Oh of course when he turns into the wolf he becomes a cocky bastard whose friends start to hate him. Oh of course they miss the "old Todd" and just want him to be himself. Of course he suddenly respects the importance of teamwork. Of course that teacher you dropped the "you wouldn't understand" line on turns out to be a werewolf.
Instead of the sport being basketball, this time it's boxing. Which seems really unfair. I mean if someone came up to me and told me that they played a game of basketball with a werewolf, I'd still be inclined to speculate who won the game. But a boxing match? Oh you boxed a werewolf and he won? Well fucking duh! He's a werewolf! The werewolf that can pull off a jump shot is more impressive.
And oh my God this Teen Wolf sings. The absolute worst rendition of "Do You Love Me" that I've ever heard. And he dances. Shit everybody starts dancing. It's fucking horrendous.
BOTTOM LINE: Terrible. The "dramatic" scenes are more laughable than the intended humor, leaving it to be one of the unfunniest comedies there is, including all those Seltzer/Friedberg atrocities. It's pretty much just a big waste of time. A few scenes hit the so-bad-it's-good mark, but not nearly enough.