Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hack (2007)

A group of college kids looking for extra credit go on a class trip to an island.  Their professor proves to be a bad judge of character because he chooses the only island owned by serial killers.  Usually colleges are a a bit more careful about where they bring students for class sponsored activities since they don't want a lawsuit on their hands.

Whenever the plot involves a killer targeting a college class, I always have the same question.  How does the killer ever think that no one will notice when an entire class disappears?  Yet that's never addressed in any of the movies that use this plot line.

This movie seems to want to use cliches to skewer the genre, but the problem is that it becomes the very cliche it's hoping to skewer.  This isn't scary or funny, and the most interesting thing about it is that one of the stars is a grown up Winnie Cooper from Wonder Years.

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