Sunday, November 4, 2012

Detention(2011)




I actually had fun watching this. Even though it's not everybody's cup of tea, it's fairly entertaining in it's own right. It's starts off as a quirky teen comedy in the vien of Scott Pilgrim and it's tends to be a parody of not only teen slasher films but the whole teen genre as well.
Here's the story: High school students in different social backgrounds are placed in detention under suspension that one of them are responsible for the murder of two prominiet high school students all the while a homicidal pyscho dressed as the serial killer from the fictional Cinderhella movie are stalking the hallways.
The acting was excellent and many of the actors had great comedic timing. The strongest performance out of all of them has got to be Shanely Caswell and she's many of the final girls we relate to.  Josh Hutcherson has grown up to be quite handsome gentlemen. And this is before his post-hunger games hunk transformation. He was, of course, very charming and delightful throughout. Spencer Locke was also very charming as the 90's refrencing cheerleader even though her charcter was something of a bitch. It was nice to see Dane Cook playing something different other than his alpha-male roles.
I have to hand it to you, the Riley chase scenes were quite susupenseful and death scenes are very over-the-top and violent even though you don't get to see much killing. Which brings me to the second half of the film. It's bascially turned into a sci-fi-time traveling adventure and that when the movie became a little too....soft. Even for a SLASHER. It's basically all over the place and there are too many plots that you just can't catch up. But I like this movie and it does, of course, has it's clever moments. So you just have to watch this with an open mind without dwelling too deep on the story.
Last word: it's not for everyone, but for anyone looking for good-ole fashion spaced out fun, this is the movie for you.


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