This week we recast Raiders of the Lost Ark. Or shall I say Overraters of the Lost Ark. I feel like I’m in They Live, where I’m the only one who can see that the Indiana Jones movies are trash, and Harrison Ford is a crappy actor with absolutely no range. They aren’t interesting, there’s no substance, and half of this movie is chase scenes that feel like something out of The Three Stooges or Benny Hill. Now after having rewatched this movie, I came to the revelation that this was really a movie for kids. This is not some grand action and adventure movie, it’s a movie for kids that feels very much like it was filmed on location at a Disneyworld attraction.
This week’s episode is the first of four special episodes we’re running called The Two Man Roundtable (because as our company policy states, we have to name everything with some sort of reference to furniture) . We thought it would be fun to shake it up for the new year and give you a series of four discussions about movies that we didn’t feel we could really discuss in length during a normal episode. Over the course of the next two weeks, we’ll be dropping these episodes on Monday and Wednesday. We’ll be back to our normal format on January 15th. We’ve got a list of some huge movies coming up, so stay tuned. Today we talk about the movies of 1985.
Teen Wolf is a 1985 American fantasy-comedy film* starring Michael J. Fox and nobody else’s name that you’d recognize. After all, the budget for this teen classic was a shade over a million dollars (1.2). Even though there may not be any other stars in this movie, it actually works in its favor. It adds to the small town feel of everything, which I think makes the fantasy aspect of this a little more…believable (for lack of a better term). If there was a kid who was in a New York City high school transforming into a wolf every night, it’s hard to believe that it wouldn’t be some sort of international story.