Toronto After Dark Summer Screenings Report: ‘Detention,’ ‘Juan of the Dead’ And ‘The Pact’

  • djblack1313

    JUAN OF THE DEAD was decent. nothing earth shatteringly new or anything but decent. DETENTION is one of the worst movies i’ve seen in many many years (no hyperbole). i just watched it 2 days ago and it’s fresh in my mind and it abysmal. in fact i HATED the movie. which sucks because i was really looking forward to it. some people are saying it’s a cross between SCREAM and SCOTT PILGRIM.

  • djblack1313

    oops, i just realized you said your review the movie is like SCREAM/SCOTT PILGRIM. lol. forget my last sentence.

  • Josh Batchelder

    DETENTION is one of my favorite films of the year and I absolutely LOVED it. So fresh and original, even when it doesn’t make sense it’s still brilliant. I’ve been anxious to check out THE PACT, I thought it looked quite creepy.

  • crow454

    Juan of the Dead started with promise, but its a one trick pony and the novelty wears off within the 1st 20 minutes, then it just becomes boring and contrived. I also think there is a cultural aspect wherein if you are Cuban or have lived there you may appreciate this movie a bit more as the culture and political climate and history are practically a character in the movie. DETENTION was simply awful. Juvenile and it TRIED to be hip and fresh and cool instead of actually being those things. Garbage.

  • djblack1313

    crow454, i agree on both counts.