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The main culprit is the story which is pretty flimsy and some of the humor just leaves me ...
on August 20, 2015
Okay I'm as surprised as anyone that I'm giving this only 3 but I need to be honest and in my (just my opinion) this film has aged a little bit compared to The Howling which still holds up. The main culprit is the story which is pretty flimsy and some of the humor just leaves me cold (though a few jokes are spot on.) That's not take anything away from the iconic transformation sequence which is still worth the price of admission even today. Also David Naughton, while a fine actor, doesn't really hold your attention the way Bruce Campbell or Dee Wallace are able to, though admittedly he kills it in the zoo scene. Maybe I'm nitpicking but to me this film contains a lot of the laziness that John Landis became infamous for. In later movies like Beverly Hills Cop III it became impossible not to notice that there was something missing.