Monday, June 23, 2014

DVD Review - Teen Wolf: Season 3 - Part 2

Teen Wolf: Season 3 - Part 2
Starring: Colton Haynes, Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien
Studio: MTV / MGM
Release Date: June 17, 2014
Retail: $29.98
Running Time: 528 minutes
Rating: Not Rated


Arriving on DVD last week is MTV's Teen Wolf: Season 3 - Part 2, featuring 12 exciting episodes from the second half of season three. There is only one special feature on three-disc set, titled Following the Pack: The Fans of Teen Wolf.

Loosely based on the 1985 comedy of the same name that starred Michael J. Fox, the series takes a darker and more serial-drama type approach, while still leaving bits of humor here and there. The series is set in the small town of Beacon Hills and centers on a teenager Scott McCall (played by Tyler Posey), who is bitten by a werewolf and must somehow handle his new-found lycanthropy, which comes with many supernatural strengths and powers.

The second half of season three centers on Scott, Stiles and Allison experiencing weird hallucinations that is caused by their temporary deaths in the first half of the season. To make things worse, Scott is still struggling with becoming a True Alpha. Meanwhile, a new student named Kira might be the link behind the supernatural force attacking them.

The episodes on the three-disc set are:
  • Anchors
  • More Bad Than Good
  • Galvanize
  • Illuminated
  • Silverfinger
  • Riddled
  • Letharia Vulpina
  • Echo House
  • The Fox and the Wolf
  • De-Void
  • Insatiable
  • The Divine Move
Actually this isn't the first television adaption of the 1985 film, as there was a short-lived animated Teen Wolf series that aired in 1986. There was also a horrible sequel titled Teen Wolf Too that starred Jason Bateman. Though I wasn't a fan of the sequel or the animated series, I have fond memories watching the original film repeatedly during my childhood. When I heard about the MTV's version in 2011, I made the choice to ignore it, as I haven't liked any of the recent remakes and so-called reboots. That being said, I have on a rare occasion ran across an episode or two while flipping through channels. The series seemed to be better made than I thought it would be, but not knowing what was going on, I decided to continue my channel surfing.

I am a fan of anything horror related, so I thought I would give the series a try by reviewing the Season 3: Part 2 DVD. Yes, trying to review a series in the middle of a season might be confusing, but I easily caught on to who was who and what was what. I've never thought much of MTV since they quit airing music videos and became the home of horrible reality TV,  but this series is well-made and has some decent acting. There is more of a plot here than in the dreadful Vampire Diaries and its spinoff, The Originals (which I do watch both series). Overall, the episodes on Teen Wolf: Season Three - Part 2 are entertaining and gives an intriguing new spin of the werewolf mythology.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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