Detention

Pick at the bones of 2011's films
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Re: Detention

Post by Alex J » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:43 pm

Fun pop-culture flick, but perhaps as shallow as the culture referenced. I liked the mash-up of genres, even if it sometimes felt like a random brain dump at times. 7 / 10
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Re: Detention

Post by streetrw » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:37 pm

I left after 20 minutes - not because it was terrible but because I fell asleep. I shall probably catch it when it hits DVD. What I did see looked pretty incoherent but it wouldnt be fair to say anything until I've seen it.
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Re: Detention

Post by Satans Puppy » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:54 pm

Loved it, I thought the references and text were slapped across at hyperspeed which was a shame but I did truly like it. :) Can't wait to see it again, from the moment it began I knew I'd love it!
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Re: Detention

Post by itchysore » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:31 am

Made me feel very old :)

Not my cup of tea at all.

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Re: Detention

Post by Bearded Avenger » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:57 pm

Not sure why this one was so well recieved. It's what happens when someone is rich enough to fund their own film and then shove in story lines for 3 - 4 films. He also needs to get someone to edit it for him. A 90 minunte music video is nothing to be proud of.

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Detention

Post by daveroughcut » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:24 pm

A unicorn shat a rainbow in my brain just at the time I started my bubble gum refrain but I've got to wait on the exorcist train to take me up to the top of the hill again.

Or in other words; bonkers.
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Re: Detention

Post by bnny666 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:08 pm

Totally understand why folks felt it shouldn't have been shown as part of the festival, but personally I loved it. Really loved it. It was Breakfast Club meets Hot Tub Time Machine meets Clarissa Explains It All. 10/10.
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Re: Detention

Post by brad1000 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:27 pm

bnny666 wrote:Totally understand why folks felt it shouldn't have been shown as part of the festival, but personally I loved it. Really loved it. It was Breakfast Club meets Hot Tub Time Machine meets Clarissa Explains It All. 10/10.
yes it was that bad...
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Re: Detention

Post by gazadams » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:50 am

Dont know what Alen was thinking showing this crap . well made but walked out half way through and i never do that :evil:

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Re: Detention

Post by Mr Bill » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:38 pm

I thought Detention was awesome. I admit it lives on the outskirts of the horror genre and stands up better alongside stuff like Scott Pilgrim or Hot Tub Time Machine, but for me it was the surprise joy of the fest. It was refreshing not to recognise any of the actors and fun trying to keep up with the detail of the script and production design. Considering the kitchen sink approach and ambitiously bonkers time travel theme, it plays out all the characters and ideas with playfull flair, and compared with other high school slasher films that it resembled at the outset, it actually ties it all up pretty well by the end.

I can understand people saying its not proper horror, or unlike anything anybody could have expected, but I'm surprised so many people hated it- I had a great time watching it.
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Re: Detention

Post by Donut » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:36 pm

Should have gone for a pint instead of watching this annoying turd of a film.

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