Detention

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Post by jonbly » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:18 am

8/10 - This was really fun. Shame about the late night slot, as the sleepy audience probably missed half the references as they whipped by. Bear - it's the only way to time travel!

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Post by The DeadlySpawn » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:30 am

I'm surprised that anyone other than 14 year old American girls can stomach this. I really couldn't stand it, but I think it's a "love it or hate it" kind of film.

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Re: Detention

Post by sherbetbizarre » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:07 am

Yeah, I found this unwatchable :evil:

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Re: Detention

Post by Uzumaki » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:18 am

I wasn't sure if I liked it or not but the sheer weight of ideas just kept me pinned to the seat. I'd walked out of the Vile and Chillerama so I'd be fresh for the next mornings films but something about Detention just kept me there till the end.

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Post by Henry Krinkle » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:20 am

I can't really express how angry this film made me and I just can't understand how this was even considered as suitable for a horror film festival, let alone shown. Great, it had loads of lazily obvious pop culture references but so what? Without getting bogged down in semantics, ask yourself was it really a horror film?

For anybody who did like it (and from the whooping and hollering inside the theatre every couple of minutes there seemed to be a fair few) may I point you in the direction of the scary/teen/epic movie francises, where you can find more of the same.

Shame on you Alan Jones, I know it's subjective but "favourite film of the festival"?, seriously? This is the best thing you've seen this entire weekend? Hang your head sir.....

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Re: Detention

Post by Wolfshade » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:41 am

Continued the trend of all the late night films being absolutely dreadful this year.

It showed that the director was a music video maker, cos this film was basically an elongated music video - all flashing lights, bright colours, constantly noisy and in your face , and a throughly messy and incomprehensible storyline. I'm not sure how it would find an audience outside 14 year old girls, and even they are likely to get irritated by it.

Director said he put his whole bank account into this, BAD INVESTMENT!

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Post by Pumpkin » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:53 am

I thought this was really great actually although scheduled at totally the wrong time.

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Re: Detention

Post by morralex » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:11 am

yes i thought this was brill. can totally see why people would hate it though.
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Re: Detention

Post by Pumpkin » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:20 am

agreed morrallex, i think it's a Marmite film :)

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Post by TheDukeAbides » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:14 pm

Marmite indeed, and I like marmite.

The pacing was hyperspeed.

And I don't think the director is being entirely honest with it being made for 'the kids of today' when the references dating back to 1992 will actually be around the time 'the kids of today' were being born. Just admit, it was for geeks in the 30's who could and would want to get every single reference.

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Re: Detention

Post by mamawaldi » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:51 pm

Too tired to keep up with it to be honest.

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Post by Maniacal » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:56 pm

I'm not sure why this movie was at the festival, it just didn't fit at all. While I found the premise at the start to be engaging and somewhat funny the third act was totally stupid and pointless.
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Re: Detention

Post by nagelfar » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:16 am

Too fast, to jumbled, too many references that where lost due to hyperspeed, too confusing, not scary at all, next time ditch stuff like that and give us our gory asian stuff back, please.

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Re: Detention

Post by Bigcat » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:45 am

I love Marmite and I loved Detention.

There you have it!

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Re: Detention

Post by lupogirl » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:25 pm

True this definatley a marmite film.

After half hour we walked out. Really was not in the mood for this film. Wanted something more trashy
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