That’s proper. Numerous your faves are again, together with some faces you may not expect, however there are a few key gamers lacking, and the movie does undergo a bit for it. As diehard followers will already know, Dylan O’Brien (Stiles Stilinski) and Arden Cho (Kira Yukimura) haven’t returned due to scheduling conflicts and unequal pay points, respectively. That doesn’t imply the film ignores them totally although.
Dylan’s legacy particularly comes up all through, because it ought to, and that’s not all both. At round two hours and twenty minutes, Teen Wolf: The Film does its utmost to cram all the pieces in it probably can. Like pointy canines tearing out of your gums, this movie is virtually bursting on the seams with content material. And truthfully? It’s a bit a lot at occasions.
Creator Jeff Davis is clearly conscious of how vital Teen Wolf is to the followers, however in his try to deal with each doable facet of the present, issues get a bit messy — and never simply in a blood-and-guts sense both.
Each figuring out wink and nod to the previous reads like a love letter to the followers, and that’s wanted, after all. Teen Wolf: The Film wouldn’t exist with out that diehard fanbase. And in the direction of the tip particularly, a few of these Easter eggs repay in a giant manner with hard-hitting emotional returns. Sadly, there’s so much of plot to get by means of earlier than that, and a few of these callbacks to the present’s best hits stall the movie greater than essential.
Not solely does Teen Wolf: The Film have to ascertain the place everybody is now and convey all of them again collectively, Jeff’s script additionally has to arrange the Massive Dangerous and model new characters whereas nonetheless discovering area for fan-fave ships and a high-stakes finale.
Forward of launch, Davis advised Collider that this was “a colossal endeavor,” explaining that the unique minimize was three hours lengthy. “By the tip of writing the film, I form of realized, ‘Oh my god. That is mainly season seven multi functional film.’”