Cutting Class

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Cutting Class (1989)

Directed by:Rospo Pallenberg

cast:Donovan Leitch Jr., Jill Schoelen, Brad Pitt

High school student Paula Carson’s affections are being sought after by two of her classmates: Dwight, the “bad boy”, and Brian, a disturbed young man who has just been released from a mental hospital where he was committed following the suspicious death of his father. Soon after being released, more murders start happening. Is Brian back to his old tricks, or is Dwight just trying to eliminate the competition?

Μπααα… το παρόν είναι ελάχιστα αιματηρότερο από επεισόδιο του “Πριν χτυπήσει το κουδούνι” (saved by the bell…anyone?)

Δεν είναι εντελώς για πέταμα βέβαια και το κάστ τα λέει λίγο καλύτερα από ότι συνήθως σε αυτού του είδους τις ταινίες, αλλά οι ενδιαφέρουσες στιγμές βρίσκονται πολύ αραιά διασκορπισμένες μέσα στην ταινία και η παράπλευρη ερωτική πλοκή μας αφήνει παγερά αδιάφορους.Η δε κλιμάκωση έρχεται κουρασμένη και σχετικά άνευρη.

Όπως και να χει παρόμοιες ταινίες τύπου “final score” κάνουν το παρόν σκόνη και είναι πραγματικά αμφίβολο ποιος θα εξακολουθούσε να ασχολείται με αυτήν την ταινία αν δε γνώριζε ότι πρόκειται για μια από τις πρώτες εμφανίσεις του Μπραντ Πιτ στη μεγάλη οθόνη.

Μόνο για τους φανατικούς… next please…

Annoyingly average and by the numbers late slasher entry that maintains some relevance due to the fact that it features a very young and very bratty Brad Pitt.

There is nothing here that hasn’t already been said,done and narrated ad nauseam in  way more effective way in tons of other slasher films.Everything is very derivative and to make this even more average pretty short on the red stuff.

It is likely that the production team wanted a PG-13 or PG-15 rating,hence they toned down the violence, but the lack of nice suspenseful and violent scenes plus the insertion of some pretty dumb comedic moments make this film a chore to sit through.

However,there are redeeming values,as the pacing is relatively smooth and the performances by Leitch and Schoelen are above average.On the other hand Pitt’s acting at that stage of his career leaves a lot to be desired,fortunately he went on to do way better things after that movie ,slowly evolving to the megastar he is today.

For Slasher cmopletists only…

 

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