The 1980s Teen Wolf movies and the current MTV remake (2011–present)
provide an interesting case study of the “ rebooting” or re-imagining phenomenon.
Both the filmic and television versions of the story follow ordinary
high school-aged boys who suddenly discover that they are werewolves.
In each case, this leads to popularity, sporting prowess, romance,
and a number of other consequences, all of which the boysmust manage
while facing the usual trials and tribulations of adolescence. The updated
version has altered the names and back stories of some of themain characters,
included a more passionate teen romance and, being in series
format, has allowed for greater character development over the three
seasons to date. In addition to significant improvements in the quality of
special effects, the tone has changed markedly, with the series being noticeably