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What grade would you give this film?
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Detention is a 2011 American comedy-horror film directed by Joseph Kahn, and co-written with Mark Palermo. The film premiered March 2011 in Austin, Texas at SXSW. Detention stars Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook, Spencer Locke, Shanley Caswell, Walter Perez, Organik and Erica Shaffer. Produced by Richard Weager and MaryAnne Tanedo.

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Kinda like a cheaper, edgier Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, this is a hyperactive fusion of genre that flirts with brilliance. The film is overflowing with a potpourri of visual gags and pop-culture references, for better and worse. One could accuse the stylistic flourishes and narrative tangents as being director Joseph Kahn's desperation to impress the audience. But the tone is so emblematic of the ADHD generation that it almost feels... Genuine.

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I thought this was a lot of fun. Though not as great, I agree with the Scott Pilgrim comparison. If you enjoyed that I'd say this is worth a look.

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I had hopes that this thread was for the Dolph Lundgren film of the same name. Darn.

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Time travel? Check.
Aliens? Check.
Teen comedy? Check.
Teen slasher? Check.
Current pop-culture mocking? Check.
Past pop-culture mocking? Check.

All of these things are contained within this film. Mostly it makes no sense. It was like the director set about making a collection of music videos and tried to tie them together with an over-arching plot. Except the plot is boring and the conceit does not work. Or maybe he was attempting to make a film and tie the plot together with somewhat related music videos?

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It is kind of like if Clueless met The Fly met Back to the Future met Friday the Thirteenth met some dumbed-down Bret Easton Ellis commentary on the 90s (instead of 80s) meets the Breakfast Club.


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Fucking hipster flick. Tries sooooo hard to become a cult film, it's not even funny.

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Fucking hipster flick. Tries sooooo hard to become a cult film, it's not even funny.

As someone that is probably considered a borderline hipster by others, I couldn't agree more.

The director even had one of the characters comment about how crappy Torque was. Blah.


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I watched about 15 minutes of this movie and found it absolutely insufferable.


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