Opening in theatres this Friday from director Joseph Kahn and Detention Films comes a story of horror for many reasons when your on “Detention”.
This film tells the story of Riley (Shanley Caswell), a girl with issues that seem to plague most teenagers and especially those living in Grizzly Lake. Not very popular, doesn’t think she’s pretty and is in love with a guy she can’t have. Said guy is Clapton David (Josh Hutcherson) who happens to be in love with Ione (Spencer Locke) who just broke up with bully athlete Mike (Aaron Perilo) who is now angry at Clapton.
In the middle of all this there is a killer on the loose. With a few deaths under the killers belt, Riley is his next victim. No one seems to believe her until after a fight between Clapton and Mike – everyone is in detention trying to figure out who the killer is.
Before its too late they must work their young minds to find out who is the knife wielding maniac, why the bear is important and why is Elliot Fink still in detention?
FINAL WORD: Caswell is mildly entertaining as Riley. She actually reminded me of a “Bella” type character and that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Hutcherson is riding the wave of “The Hunger Games” but this isn’t going to keep his surf up.
Other cast include: Dane Cook as Principle Verge, Brooke Haven as Beauty Beast Victim, Will Wallace as Doug Jones, Jesse Heiman as Nerd, James Black as Mr. Cooper, Parker Bagely as Billy Nolan, Carrie Witta as Cinderhella, Richard Blake as Mr. Nolan, and Lindsey Morgan as Alexis Spencer.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “Detention” two and a half tubs of popcorn out of five. It is a mixture of “Scream”, the spoof of “Scream”, “Back to the Future”, “The Breakfast Club” and anything else they cared to throw into the mix. I’m sure it will find an audience but where – I’m don’t know.
In the end – I’m so glad I never had detention.