It's like putting 30 years of pop culture (especially from the 90ties) in a blender and the result is a nonsense horror meta film. There's Donnie Darko, Saw, Scream, Cronenberg's The Fly, Kaboom, Smiths, Hole and lots of good stuff. With an open mind and no big expectations, you may have a lot of fun. Also: the "The Silent Enigma of Elliot Fink" scene is purely genious.
The heir apparent to "Donnie Darko": a meta, genre-bending horror movie that also serves as a love letter to the 90's. Imagine if Gregg Araki directed "Scream" and you might be halfway there. Pop will eat itself, yes - but if we're lucky, it will regurgitate something as brilliant and laugh out loud funny as "Detention." Whether he intended to or not, Joseph Kahn may have just created the next phase of teen cinema.
I shouldn't have, but I quite liked it. It is fun, terribly silly and deliciously trashy. It just tries soooo hard to be cool that it wears it's welcome a little bit, but it still is a pretty satisfying milkshake of references. It borrows heavily from Scream, Scott Pilgrim, Donnie Darko, Kaboom, et al and although it is not on their league, it might satisfy it's fans.
Goddamn. That was something. Overstimulated, hyperlinked, multitasking, 4G ridiculousness that couldn't be more of-the-moment. Whether I could come back in five years and still be into it is another, and possibly irrelevant, matter: how could you not be excited about what this dude will direct next?
A very intriguing fast progressively pace, a meta mashup Wes Craven-ish, a pop culture smasher, and pure insane next level filmmaking . You either hate it or love it. Me, it's the best film I saw this year.
DETENTION cannot be described, it must be experienced first hand to understand its madness, its complexity, and its all out audacity to f$#k your brain whilst telling you that it loves you at the same time.