Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall,
School pupils discover that their
teachers are alien beings.
answers the question: “What would you get if you crossed the director of
From Dusk Till Dawn with the writer of Scream…and Dawson’s
Creek?” It also confirms what every schoolchild secretly suspected:
that their teachers – any grown up, in fact – are from another planet.
You can pretty much imagine how the film unfolds, and you can guess the
tone of the film by its 15 certificate, but that doesn’t stop the movie
from being very entertaining. It’s helped enormously by a handful of
interesting adult performers in supporting roles (notably Terminator 2’s
Robert Patrick as the athletics coach and Goldeneye’s Famke
Jannsen), and a cut-and-paste score by Scream’s Marco Beltrami.
The disc is a strictly
no-frills version, but offers an ambitious Dolby 5.1 sound mix and, thanks
to a 16:9-enhanced 1.85:1 transfer, sharp and clean visuals.