May 31, 2014
The special affects were so bad!
May 27, 2014
It seems like a cop-out to say this, but I feel like anyone who hates this film doesn't get it, and for the most part that implies you're too old. I feel like I may have been too old, but in my state of flux between two generations, I was able to get it enough to like it on first viewing. After the second time watching a year later, it was infinitely better. I was left with nothing but admiration for its insanity and I followed the plot much better once all the shock was left out of the equation. It's so fast-paced and jams the amount of homage and meta-references usually reserved for spoofing without ever dipping into that easy comedy mine. I highly recommend at least two viewings if you're over 25.
May 14, 2014
What could have been an interesting and fun genre-bending teen flick turns out to just be a terrible, terrible mess.
May 5, 2014
Detention plays with conventions, mixing genres and providing a great doze of fun to any horror/ sci- fi/ teenage movie lover. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.
April 20, 2014
It's a movie made for the MTV crowd... Need I say more?
February 3, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
A combination of 'Scream' meeting "Scary Movie" without too much homage movie scenes. Co-written and directed by Joseph Kahn starring Alison Woods as Taylor who plays an outcast except that she's being hunted and stalked by a deranged serial killer called "Cinderhella" who's hunting students from Grizzly Lake High. She eventually bonds with popular student Clapton Davis (Josh Hutcherson) and they work together as a team for the intentions of not just exposing who he is but why.
Unfunny and silly, intentioned for kids who don't need much to be entertained. It's also very spontaneously made with a time machine built into the college statue of a bear.
January 11, 2014
Started off promisingly, with a vein of fun and playing like Scream meets The Breakfast Club via Scott Pilgrim. However descends into mix mash of a mess that leaves you with an unfulfilled feeling - shame.
December 21, 2013
This is one of those films where the teenagers are too self aware. Think Emma's Stone character in Easy A, now make every character act that way. There's just too much of that, but I did like a lot of this, but some of it is too much. For an Indy film it looked really great.
December 18, 2013
Couldn't even finish. Something tells me this director traditionally directs music videos.
September 29, 2013
131207: If I could follow this film just a little better. If I understood what the director/writers were trying to say, I'd like this film more. Was fun, quirky and fast paced but not sure I get what it's all about. If I did, it would've breached the four star mark. Anyone explain it for me?
November 25, 2013
Fresh and different, whilst this movie wasn't perfect it had some excellent moments and had enough left fielders to keep it interesting. Also props for the throwback 90's sounds :)
November 17, 2013
15 minuti di questo film = 30 anni nei campi di lavoro in siberia
November 8, 2013
Oddly appealing and unique. Slasher meets Teen Comedy meets Spontaneity. Not Amazing - but definitely a breath of fresh-ish air. The Torque comment was hilarious!
November 6, 2013
It's like watching Michael Bay remake Wes Craven's Scream. It has pseudo-style to spare, and the editing is without rhyme or reason. After about forty-five minutes, I had a splitting headache and I was ready to call it quits.
October 20, 2013
Had a great time watching it, but it's incoherence and absurdity will probably turn most people expecting an actual movie away from it. If it veeered more towards being a comedy it probably would have been much more successful. Unfortunately the lack of genre direction was it's main fault and ruined the effect of the director's creativity on the odd overreaching storyline. All that I aside I enjoyed it from almost start to finish.
October 7, 2013
Diverse, fully fleshed out and lovable characters, a plot as unique and unpredictable as the frequent punchlines, fast-paced part horor, comedy, fantasy sci-fi thriller etc masterpiece, Detention has more flair and charm than the majority of the big budget releases Hollywood has to offer. With a great idea behind and an excellent cast, it's one of the few movies I already want to see despite having just seen it several minutes ago.
October 3, 2013
Horrible, simply horrible.
September 23, 2013
"An uber-frenetic cerebral assault of melded ideas." It takes elements from legendary movies and combines everything into a "greatest hits" of sorts. "Detention is unlike any teen slasher you've ever seen, or quite possibly will see. It's proof that fresh ideas and off the wall filmmaking are still a possibility in today's cinematic world." Self-aware, satirical and hilarious. Amazing script, direction and style. Cameos by Dumbfoundead!
September 9, 2013
While occasionally funny and certainly unique, this clusterfuck of a movie is incoherent and exhausting to watch.
September 8, 2013
Even though I wasn't expecting to sit it through, I watched it without breaks. Actually one of the, imho, better horror comedies. The story is very messy, a mixture of slashing, time travel and humor. The story isn't great, but pretty entertaining, as is the action. Four out of five stars, for creative stories, bad humor, and covered retro-music.