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A Movie Review on Detention (2011)

Updated on January 10, 2013
The incredibly awesome poster for Detention
The incredibly awesome poster for Detention | Source

To say that Detention is original is quite a bit of an understatement. It is one of the weirdest, most unique movies I have ever seen, and I absolutely loved it. Good luck trying to place this one into its own genre. If you took a handful of different genres, threw them all in a blender and hit puree, the result would be Detention.

Directed by Joseph Kahn (Torque), Detention follows teenage girl Riley Jones, played by Shanley Caswell, as she lives out her final year in Grizzly Lake high school. After one of her fellow students in murdered by Cinderhella, a fictional movie-verse serial killer, Riley and Clapton Davis, played by Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), must stop this killer and ultimately save Grizzly Lake. Sounds pretty simply huh? That just barley covers a small part of what goes on within this film. Saying too much more would ruin all the fun.

The film travels at a blink-and-you'll-miss-it pace, throwing 90's pop culture references at you just as fast, which is one of the films many strong points. The balance of satire, comedy and horror/sci-fi is another one of the strong points this film has going for it.The satire and comedy bring you a consistent dose of laughter throughout the film. Even when the horror elements come into play, and the blood begins to spill, its done in a satirical and comedic way. You can't help but laugh as Cinderhella gets tangled in a pair of swing set swings while trying to chase down her next victim.

Screen shot of the cast of Detention
Screen shot of the cast of Detention | Source

The chemistry between the two main characters, Riley and Clapton, can be partly attributed to the writers (Kahn and Mark Palermo) for creating such a dynamic between the two, but I feel that its mainly because of wonderful acting done by Josh and Shanley. Their characters are instantly likable, making you care for them more and more as their relationship unfolds. Besides Dane Cook, who does an awesome job playing the quirky Principal Verge, and Josh, the rest of the actors and actresses are virtually unknowns. Each of them did quite well with their performances and I wouldn't doubt that many of them are going to jump into bigger roles in the near future.

Detention is an original, fun Horror-Comedy that easily lands it's self as one of my favorite movies of all time. It's one of the best times I've had watching a movie. This is a must see for all movie lovers.

9/10

Detention was released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 31st 2012.

Directed by Joseph Kahn. Staring Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook, Spencer Locke, and Shanley Caswell.

Rated R. Runtime: 93 Minutes

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