Do Revenge (2022) Netflix Movie Review – Grippy teen comedy has a sadistic flair

Do Revenge (2022) Netflix Movie Review – Grippy teen comedy has a sadistic flair

You wouldn’t normally think that a Netflix movie about teens getting their own back would be this good. Yes, I’ve already shown my hand, but Do Revenge is mostly not a bad movie, even though it has its own flaws.

The problem with these kinds of movies is that they don’t have good writing or much depth. Oh, and people with little depth. Stories like this don’t have much depth or weight, and they’re only made to get the average young moviegoer to spend money. The genre has become very commercialized, and Netflix has, more often than not, helped make that happen.

Do Revenge throws out these low, out-of-date industry standards and adds a new, if a little bit dark, twist. It even manages to explore different ideas about gender differences and patriarchy that are still relevant today.

Do Revenge

Honor Society, which stars Angourie Rice and has a similar tone, is another good movie you should watch. Even though the two projects go in different directions, many parts of Do Revenge made me think of it. Do Revenge is about a strange friendship between two girls who are both dying to get revenge. Drea (Camilla Mendes) is in perfectenschlag. She couldn’t make up a better story about a person who comes out on top. But everything falls apart when her ex-boyfriend (who used to be her boyfriend) leaks a “private video” she sent him.

Max, played by Austin Abrams, is a big deal with a rich father. In front of the whole school, she punches him, which gets her temporarily suspended. Drea will go to tennis camp in the summer and do community service in the winter. At the camp, she meets Eleanor, who is played by Maya Hawke and is a quiet, straightforward girl who is going to start at Drea’s school, Rosehill, in a few months.

When they talk, they find out that each of them has a new hurt in their hearts. They both want to get even, so they decide to take their anger out on the other person’s target. A true friendship develops, but a dark secret from Drea’s past hangs over them like a heavy cloud. This makes Drea realize how things really are. What comes first? Do Revenge has definitely above-average writing. This is its main selling point, which most of its competitors don’t have. The story is not one-dimensional or predictable, and the characters are also very interesting. They have a lot of depth and are well thought out. Their arches, which are carefully built into the plot, get a lot of attention.

It’s interesting to listen to them talk because their words aren’t boring and cheesy. Most of it is tweaked so that it fits the bill. Their problems don’t come out unless they are asked about them over and over again. They also get along well with each other. Some of the things Drea and Eleanor say are so funny to hear that you might want to turn back time and hear them again.

Even though they are rivals, they do well and bring a threatening energy that is powerful without being jarring. Maya Hawke’s conversations with Austin Abram are also very good, even if they are sometimes too real. Once you have the characters figured out, the rest of the job is easier because they show you what to do next.

Even though Do Revenge doesn’t follow the usual formula for a teen movie, it still has the upbeat feel that makes movies in this genre so fun to watch. It’s still a movie about two teenage girls trying to find their way in life and having trouble dealing with their feelings. One great thing they don’t do is turn it into a coming-of-age story in the middle. Many projects in the past have used this allied archetype as a fallback to make it seem like they were being honest. Do Revenge goes in its own direction from the beginning and stays on that path until the end. Most of the time, the group’s performance is well-rounded. The screenplay does a great job of figuring out what is most important, and director Jennifer Robinson uses her resources in the right way.

Some of the feminist undertones in the story are annoying. Their presence seems to be a requirement that the movie didn’t want to meet. The idea was probably to use it to make the story more open and interesting for everyone and to make some parts of the audience happy. The love story between Drea and Russ (Rish Shah, who was recently in Disney’s Ms. Marvel) was unnecessary and took up time that could have been better used elsewhere. The relationship between Eleanor and Gabbi (Talia Ryder from Never Rarely Sometimes Always), which was never explored, could have been very interesting. Ryder was very talented, so it was a shame that he didn’t get more screen time.

All of the departments work together almost perfectly, so the end result is something to remember and maybe even watch again. Even if Shyamalan hadn’t added that twist to Do Revenge, the story wouldn’t have been in trouble. It would have still been a bittersweet story about two strong friends and enemies. Camilla Mendez and Maya Hawke are the best because they play their characters in a real way and understand them well.

“Do Revenge,” a revenge-driven comedy about friends, is to high school movies of the 1980s and 1990s what the “Scream” series was to slasher movies after “Halloween.” It’s a bunch of tricks, references, and (sometimes boring) jokes about itself that seem to be a way for the filmmakers to show that they know you know what they’re up to. At the same time, the movie manages to combine all of its influences into a unique film that is fully committed to its vision of high school as a well-dressed, artfully-directed snake pit full of people who like to see other people hurt and embarrassed.

Jennifer Kaytlin Robinson borrowed the most cheekily from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train,” in which a cold-blooded killer convinces a stranger to “swap” murders with him so that the police will think both killings were random, making it harder to figure out who did them. Here, the goal isn’t to kill, but to shame. Two high school students whose lives were ruined by con artists come up with a plan to trade revenge missions so that there won’t be any clues leading back to the bad guys.

Do Revenge
Do Revenge

Camila Mendes plays Drea Torres on “Riverdale.” She is a student at Rosehill Private School who wants to get into Yale more than anything. Tracy Flick-like scholarship student, she is the leader of Tara (Alisha Boe), Meghan (Paris Berelc), and Montana (Montana (Maia Reficco). Drea is said to be well-known, but she seems to be mostly feared, and she keeps her worries to herself. She is a Mexican-American who has become more American and lives in a small house that makes her feel bad. Even though she was worried about her race and class, she worked her way to the top of the social order at her mostly white, wealthy high school. At the beginning of the story, she’s doing great. To celebrate her being named Teen of the Year by Teen Vogue, the magazine throws her a Gatsby-style party.

Then, someone sends out a FaceTime video of Drea taking her clothes off for Max, who is also very popular (Austin Abrams). Everything Drea has worked for goes away, leaving her broken and ashamed. Drea thinks that Max gave out the video. Max denies it, but when senior year starts, he reminds everyone of the heroine’s shame to make sure that he is the most well-known and powerful student at the school. Max also starts an organization called the Cis Hetero Men Championing Female Identifying Students League. This group brags about its members’ “allyship,” but it’s really just a way for Max and his friends to hang out with women without being called out as misogynists. (This kind of satire is done well in the movie, which gets laughs by pointing out how awkward and silly some “sensitivity language” sounds without making fun of the pain of people who need more defenders.)

Eleanor, played by Maya Hawke, is a white lesbian who looks like a typical Hollywood frump and is still traumatized by something that happened at summer camp many years ago. Eleanor and Drea become friends even though they shouldn’t, and Drea suggests that they trade revenge plans. Drea’s plan is to give Eleanor a makeover that will make her look like a sexy oddball newcomer. This will get Max’s attention and bring her into Max’s inner circle, where she can gain the trust of everyone who was involved in Drea’s downfall and find out what they did. Even for a high school movie, it’s a crazy amount of work. It’s like if “Clueless,” “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Election,” “Rushmore,” and “Cruel Intentions” were added to a Shakespearean comedy about people who dress up as other people. (Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played Buffy on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Cruel Intentions,” has a small role as the headmistress of Rosehill. She tells Drea to channel her anger instead of exploding in anger when she accuses Max of leaking the video.)

Robinson’s MTV show “Sweet/Vicious,” about two college students who plan vigilante justice against people who hurt them sexually, has some of the same themes as the screenplay. However, the candy-store visuals created by costume designer Alana Morshead and production designer Hillary Gurtler make the story more of a social satire with a touch of compassion. In this movie, people do horrible things to each other, but at least some of them feel bad about it.

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