The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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The pacing is near-cataleptic and the movie's intended comic highlight is a frog-fight in the biology lab. Isn't that just what you're dying to see and hear?
This tedious sequel casts the producer's uncharismatic son (Bateman) as Fox's similarly afflicted cousin Todd, but offers only a faint echo of its predecessor.
Mr. Bateman can be an exceptionally engaging actor. Last season he ran away with Valerie Harper's television series, now called ''Valerie's Family.'' He deserves much better than this sloppy sequel.
Bateman is bland and inoffensive in this dopey role, half of which is performed in a cheap hair suit that makes him look like an escapee from a polyester petting zoo.
Dreadful, unfunny sequel lacks charm of the original.
An anaemic rip-off interesting only as a minor 1980s artefact.
Despite the presence of comic veterans such as John Astin, juvenile slapstick is the order of the day and Bateman shows little early sign of his now-proven comic timing.
It's hard to imagine a more calculated sequel than Teen Wolf Too.
Fun, silly werewolf teen comedy featuring Jason Bateman. This is the sequel to Teen Wolf, in case you couldn't tell.
Why? Oh, god, Whyyyyyy?
The sequel the world was crying for.
Dismal. The first one wasn't great either.
I'm not sure what's going on with the movies title here, is that suppose to be a clever play on words or something? or maybe just a quirky way of showing its a sequel without using a boring number 2. Anyway this time around we follow the lycanthropic antics of Scott Howard's cousin Todd.
The basic story for this movie is also the basic problem...its exactly the flippin' same. The original movie saw Scott battle with his affliction in high school, dealing with puberty, love, girls, bullies, friends, grades and of course the main issue of his basketball team. In this story Todd has just gotten into his university and has to deal with being a young adult, love, girls, bullies, friends, grades and the main issue of his boxing team. The difference here being Todd doesn't know he's a werewolf and has his first 'wolf-out' occurrence in his new uni surroundings conveniently.
OK so they are pretty much rehashing the first movie...could still be good. Thing is the plot doesn't really add up and is full of blatant idea pinching from the first movie. First off the coach on this uni boxing team is the same coach from Scott's basketball team in high school in the first film! He is actually suppose to be the same person! How would this high school coach now be the coach in this uni at the exact time when Scott's cousin is there? The answer to that is this coach got Todd a full athletic scholarship based on the hopes that Todd is also a werewolf and will turn the uni boxing team into champs. What??!! is that for real?! OK he could help with the scholarship for Todd but how did he manage to become the boxing coach at the same time?? OK OK breathe...
That's one major nonsensical plot point, another is why Scott's father Harold (James Hampton back again) is here. He lives in Beacon Town, Nebraska according to my sources, Todd's university is Hamilton which in reality is located in Colorado (I'm guessing the same for the movie). Now those two states are connected admittedly so its possible these two locations could be close (or not)...but why would Scott's dad be even in this story? Why would he be hanging around and watching the final boxing match? is he staying in a motel somewhere?
Another point that does tend to spring to mind when you watch is why the hell these people haven't turned into mega rich celebrities by now with there impressive family gift. I would of thought by now the science world would be all over them wanting to learn from them, take samples, run tests etc...they'd be on TV, in movies, in papers etc...a new form of humanoid! The fact that Harold flaunts his lycanthropy without a care in the world you'd think many would know by now, he's basically exposing himself. Yet the fact when people do see him as a werewolf they are still shocked...kinda says to me the Howard's haven't come out of the werewolf closet yet. Am I being too picky here? yeah maybe but come on!
The other gaping issues I have with the movie is the continuity or lack of...or shambolic attempt at. OK so I already told you that the coach was suppose to be the same character from the first movie, unfortunately they cast someone who obviously doesn't look like the original guy plus they try to copy the original guys hair and fail. Next up is the classic character of Styles, he's back...but played by someone else. Unfortunately and with great wisdom they cast a clearly much younger person to play Styles plus this guy looks totally and utterly nothing like the original character. Next is John 'Gomez' Astin as the Dean of the university, an original character...oops no, they make him exactly the same character as Principal Thorne in the original movie with the exact same motives. The only proper continuity is Mark Holton as Chubby...wait...did they actually have a musical number in this?
So yeah there are a lot of problems with this movie, glaring easy to spot problems, but its not all bad. They do get the werewolf makeup and prosthetics correct which is nice to see, they do look very close to the original although not quite as good. Jason Bateman does actually fit the role well, he is a likable guy and he does look kinda similar to Fox truth be told, you could believe they are related. That (now) entire cliched 80's frat house vibe is strong here naturally but that's a rose-tinted retro plus point, also check out all the cute 80's girls in their 80's fashions (God I miss the 80's). Lastly the boxing finale is reasonably exciting, it looks OK and relatively realistic, it does just about give you the buzz needed in the end.
In short this movie can't compare to the original in any way. The original had that low budget appeal, a cracking 80's score, some cheeky semi-adult angles and charismatic characters. This movie merely regurgitates the lot but its watered down to appeal to more people. The score doesn't have the same emotional force behind it, the characters are a shadow of their former selves, the new characters are cheap rip-offs of the previous ones and they literately copy the original plot almost scene for scene. One fatal mistake being this time they actually make the main hero character unlikable by the midway point. He becomes such a showboating show off as the wolf and clearly becomes an asshole, where as Scott in the original movie was always likable even with his inflated ego.
Despite all that its still an enjoyable movie I can't deny, maybe its because I grew up with these movies as a kid makes me biased. Even though its a bad sequel, if you try not to think about the superior original and take it as it is, you do have an easy going fun piece of trashy 80's trash.
Sequel to Teen Wolf is not the film that it could have been. This film is poorly constructed and has a recycled plot from the first one with a different lead actor and setting. The film had an interesting idea for its plot, but the filmmakers seem to be going through the motions and don't have anything exciting to offer. The film is just dull, boring and stupid. The fact that Michael J. Fox is absent from the film makes this a bland affair. There's really nothing new going on here, and Teen Wolf Too is just a poor sequel to a comedy horror classic. The result on-screen is a film that just doesn't have anything interesting. This film just tries to cash in on the success of the original, and it does it very poorly. This film was horrible, and doesn't have the magic the first one had. The first one was cheesy, but it was lots of fun from start to finish. However this film is just too predictable, and add to that a bad cast, a poorly written script that just isn't interesting, and you have a bad film. Stick with the original, although cheesy, imperfect and corny at times, it was a fun film to watch. This, on the other hand is just a failed attempt at building on the original by using old ideas instead of using something new. This is just a tiresome film that isn't worth your time. Jason Batman has done much better than this, and he does what he can with such a poor script, but ultimately it ends up being a dire, predictable and boring film that you just don't care about. Watch the original Teen Wolf instead; this film is basically a rehash of ideas previously explored in the first film. You're not missing much by not watching this.
One of the worst movies of the 80s, it's not a good comedy, not a good werewolf movie, and not a good sequel. What is good about it? The music maybe? Not much...
Um... is this a joke? A prank pulled on the people of America? A ruse? Because this is the same movie as the first one. Every beat is the same. This is a joke of a sequel due to it not being anything more than the exact same movie but they swapped out basketball for boxing. What a brilliant idea! Let put a young man in the ring with a werewolf and have them fight. What could go wrong?
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