Monday, September 8, 2014

Detention (2011)

Number Rolled: 62
Movie Name/Year: Detention (2011)
Genre: Independent
Length: 93 minutes
Rating: R
Affiliated Companies: Detention Films (II)
Executive Producer: Robert Abramoff, Josh Hutcherson, David Kang, Clayton Reaser, Vernon Reaser
Director: Joseph Kahn
Writer: Joseph Kahn, Mark Palermo
Actors: Alison Woods, Logan Stalarow, Julie Dolan, Shanley Caswell, Will Wallace, Josh Breeding, Josh Hutcherson, Parker Bagley, Marque Richardson, Aaron David Johnson, Michael Esparza, Spencer Locke, Lindsey Morgan, J.R. Osborne, Jonathan Park, Tiffany Boone, Dane Cook, Yves Bright, James Black, Jan Anderson, Travis Fleetwood, Ilana Cohn, Harry Anthony Shelley, Walter Perez, Amanda Leatherman, Tammy Minoff, Carrie Wiita, Eliot Bitting, Richard Brake, Jay Brian Winnick, Erica Shaffer, Aaron Albert, Ron Jeremy

In Grizzly High, things aren’t quite as they seem. The only thing people know for sure is that there’s a killer out there hacking up students. Can the teenagers live a normal life while there’s a murderer on the loose?

Ok, I know, it was a terrible description. Let me explain.

Going into this movie, I knew nothing about it. No, that’s a lie. I knew Josh Hutcherson would be in it and I had some base knowledge of his character (Clayton). I enjoy Tumblr and Tumblr enjoys Hutcherson. That being said, I found that knowing nothing about the movie, to begin with, was the best possible way to watch it.

Detention is ridiculous, terrible, amazing, weird and completely random. Knowing nothing about the movie’s plot meant that everything caught me off guard. It made the movie even more enjoyable.

The 80’s and 90’s references, the pop-culture references, all of them were spot-on and just perfect. I particularly enjoyed the ending.

For me, personally, I can see this movie as being one of my favorites. However, I can also understand why not everyone would like it. There are aspects that are anywhere from a little to a lot over the top. I’d label Detention a “cult” movie, easily. People who like it are going to love it; people who don’t might not even make it to the end where everything gets tied together.

Despite what anyone else thinks, I’m definitely a part of this cult.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 38%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 45%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 4.9/5
Trust-the-Dice Score5/5

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