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Old 06-15-2011, 03:22 AM   #1
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Detention (Trailer)

All I got is a trailer on this one. Never heard of it before. Just learned of it's existance through Bloody-Disgusting.com. It's a comedy, it's a slasher flick, it looks pretty damn bloody, and pretty damn weird.

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Old 06-15-2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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Sony Pictures just acquired this. The news article about this acquisition is describing the flick as an "apocalyptic fantasy, horror, science fiction, action-thriller, body swapping, time-traveling teen romantic comedy." Not sure I got ALL that from the trailer, but in light of that description, I think, I REALLY need to see this now.

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Old 06-15-2011, 04:35 PM   #3
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Could've sworn I saw this weeks ago.
I'm definitely interested, looks like tons of fun.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:12 AM   #4
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Bumping this ... cos it's the only Detention thread that came up when I searched.

Anyone seen this yet? I just did - and I loved it. Was surprised at how much I loved it. Honestly, it sounded like it would be a mess.

And it kind of is - but a totally insane, ridiculous and entertaining mess. Great cast. No, fantastic cast. They really make it work. And Joseph Kahn's directing is just bizarrely wonderful to behold.

Totally recommend it for fans of Scott Pilgrim, Kaboom or even Scream. And it's a perfect companion piece to The Cabin in the Woods!
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:58 PM   #5
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Just released on dvd & blu-ray yesterday.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:41 PM   #6
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I didn't care for it. I prefer my slasher films to actually be slasher films, and plots are a nice thing to have as well.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:44 PM   #7
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Enjoyed the hell out of it. So bizarre, random and insane.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:29 PM   #8
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DETENTION starts out like a cross between Clueless and Scream, but then becomes a whole lot more strange as it goes on. The slasher element is actually a very small part of the film and sort of gets lost along the way with all the time travel, UFO's, body switching, and even a character who becomes "The Fly". Detention is a lot of fun, but if you're looking for a serious horror film, then look elsewhere. For all others there is serious cult potential here. My rating for pure entertainment value is 7.5/10.

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Old 08-04-2012, 04:54 AM   #9
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There's no doubt this feels like a movie made for the ADD generation, but its schizophrenic tendencies don't really come together to make for an enjoyable film. The horror elements seem out of place (which is hard to imagine for such a fucked up movie), and it's not really all that funny either. Mostly, it's just fuckin' oddball and stupid, and not in a good cult classic kinda way. Think of it as a low rent mixture of Donnie Darko, Scary Movie 2 and the worst John Hughes knockoff imaginable.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:47 AM   #10
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I liked it, even though it had many faults. I kind of agree with what tropical said above though. Sometimes it just got rather stupid...and the pace of the film just often seemed to "hyper"

It's far from a perfect film, but still enjoyable. But it's really a film you're either going to like or hate. I can easily understand if a person didn't enjoy it.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:11 PM   #11
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I'm in the "Didn't Like It" camp. Too much going on to have any cohesion. Feels more like someone wanting to get all of their favorite ideas from other movies into one movie just in case they never make another movie.

As I was watching it, I felt like it was just 3-4 minute segments slammed together. After it was over I looked up the director and he's known for music videos and that movie Torque. So, that might explain the ADD feeling.

Also, the dialogue was delivered as if it had no punctuation.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:08 AM   #12
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I'm in the "Didn't Like It" camp. Too much going on to have any cohesion. Feels more like someone wanting to get all of their favorite ideas from other movies into one movie just in case they never make another movie.

As I was watching it, I felt like it was just 3-4 minute segments slammed together. After it was over I looked up the director and he's known for music videos and that movie Torque. So, that might explain the ADD feeling.

Also, the dialogue was delivered as if it had no punctuation.
Yeah, it's like listening to actual teenagers talk in your ear for 90 straight mins., all while sounding like Diablo Cody rejects on speed. Trust me, it's just as annoying as it sounds.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:26 AM   #13
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Just saw this last night and loved it. Sure, it has a lot of faults but it was a hell of a fun ride and found a way to make a totally original movie out of a bazillion unoriginal ideas.
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This is one of those movies that has no gray area. Either you'll love it or absolutely hate it. Personally I loved it. It's over the top, original and hysterical. But I can perfectly understand why one could hate it. If you can't stomach the first 10-15 minutes of the film just stop watching because the whole tone of the film is very aggressive. And when I say aggressive I mean the movie is so self aware they might as well take a jackhammer to the 4th wall.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:35 AM   #15
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$6 on Blu-ray at Frys great deal for a $10 million pile of shit.
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