A film that defies any type of genre designation, Detention is the story of the students at Grizzly Lake High School, who along with dealing with the typical angst of teenager life, must deal with the fact that a Killer is on the loose. Detention is a crazy film that pretty much involves every type of genre imaginable, yes even the classic body-swapping sub-genre is represented. It's a film that is incredibly self-aware, giving an exaggerated reality of high school life, playing with every genre convention possible along the way. Every character in this film is incredibly exaggerated stereotypes - the jock, the hipster, the feminist, the cheerleader, etc. are all on vivid display. Incredibly energetic, almost too a fault, the film seems intent on making fun of every facet of high school life, using self-referential moments to add to the absurdity. It's violent, funny, and confusing experience, but it sure is a great piece of fun. Detention is the type of film that is bound to rub people the wrong way, never taking much time to explain things to the viewer the film throws out the idea of having a concise narrative, instead opting for stylized absurdity. The biggest fault of the film is its attempt towards the end to try and have a message or point other than being the incredibly fun, self-referential genre-bender that it is.
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