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Revenge of the Boarding School Dropouts
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04.09.2009 By: Sturdy
Revenge of the Boarding School Dropouts order
Director:
David Mitchell

Actors:
Tom Green
Dave England
Carlo Marks

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
An established snowboarding team has to protect itself and itís young star from a greedy snowboard promoter. When he pulls out all the tricks and the young snowboarders loses sight of whatís important, his team has to come together to remind him.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Itís been a while since Iíve reviewed a film this bad, so forgive me if my insults and quips arenít as sharp as they used to be. But once again, weíre faced with the question of; how did this film get made? I understand itís a B-movie and I understand it has a very limited audience, but even B-movies should have standards. When I read the synopsis, I thought for sure it would have some redeeming qualities. Maybe some humor and gratuitous nudity intermixed with some cool snowboarding scenes.

But apparently, that was way too much to ask for. The movie isnít funny, thereís not enough nudity and the ďactionĒ scenes are really the same couple of stunts repeated over and over. Whatís frustrating is that with a teensy bit of effort, this could have been a decent, fun film. Whatís even more frustrating is that it had a nice, young cast of actors that actually have some acting ability. But they were never given the shot to do or say something interesting.

So all the blame falls on David Mitchell, since he directed it and was a co-writer. If anyone runs in to him, please teach him how to stabilize a camera and remind him that not every scene has to be a close-up. And donít blame the budget on the shoddy directing; Iíve seen film school admission projects with better directing than this.

So, yes, it is possible to make a boring film with an extreme sport, lots of alcohol, weed and even some nudity. This film managed to take four fun things and use them in a manner that was neither fun nor interesting. All they needed to do was rewrite all the dialogue, show more nudity, have the drug and alcohol use be funny and build up some excitement to the race/contest at the end.
THE EXTRAS
None.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Iím all for movies about sports, weed, alcohol and hot girls, but this one didnít know what to do with them. Even if you love snowboarding, you wonít get anything out of this.
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