Do Revenge

Do Revenge ★★★½

It's about time I saw the movie that everybody has been gushing about online besides The Woman King. Comparing this to other teen comedies, Do Revenge is not on the same level as some of the best ones like Heathers, but it's still a very entertaining movie. What carries this movie from the beginning to the end has to be the actors. All of them do a great job but the two that stand out are Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke. Both of them deliver great performances and have very good chemistry with each other. The movie also boasts a story that only gets more interesting as it progresses, some good cinematography, some decently funny humor, pacing that moves along pretty well, a solid direction from Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, and a couple of twists that did legitimately surprise me. Also, I need to say that I love the color palette of this movie. I can't exactly put my finger on what exactly it is, but it just fills the movie with so much energy and color that I've only seen in a handful of movies. However, for as fun as this movie is, it does suffer from some big issues. One is that the soundtrack is constantly on all the time. I'm not usually bothered by this, but there are tons of songs played in this movie, and sometimes it just kind of takes you out of a scene. Nothing too bad but I don't think the movie needed to throw in like 25 songs. The second problem is that as much as I like all of the actors in this movie, all of them are playing such unlikeable characters. Of course, the performances do help a lot to make you tolerate these characters, but I don't think there is one throughout the whole movie that I could root for. All of them are just kind of crazy selfish assholes. The last problem with the movie is that I don't believe for one second that this is set in high school. I wasn't thinking about this during the movie, but after going through some reviews and thinking about it, it made me realize how unrealistic this movie is. Comparing this to a lot of other teen comedies, I just couldn't believe that this was set in high school. It feels more like it was supposed to be set in College. On top of the fact that the actors look like they are in their 20s because I'm sure most of them are, and there are barely any adults that ever show up in the movie. That's easily the worst thing about the movie and why it's not up there as one of the great teen comedies because it feels a lot more aimed at college kids than teenagers. Thankfully, the movie is just entertaining enough that I guess it isn't that much of a big deal. Overall, Do Revenge is a pretty solid movie that I would recommend checking out at least once. If you go in expecting more of a dark comedy than a teen comedy, you might have a lot of fun with this one. It's a good way to kill two hours of your time.

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