As long as you completely divorce this in your brain from the tone, aesthetic and story of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, this is an oddly great camp film about why people on reality shows become such a-holes. The musical numbers are a little boring music and lyrics wise (but the set pieces and action work). Better than expected given the reputation for terrible I've heard about it since it came out and the hate in the RHPS lovers community.
Why is it so hard to make a movie like this where the third act doesn't completely destroy the interesting second act twist?
You had so much potential, THE GIFT. Jason Bateman was really well cast for what you were going to pull off. And then you wasted it. Enough that I am still annoyed.
I get really angry at movies that get this close to doing something unique/surprising and then pull back into conventional thriller land, like they're some sort of gifted kid who ends up working at 7-11.
Oh, it's trying to both satirize action racing pictures and be an action racing picture. There's an over-the-top sense of humor there. There's also lots of explosions of expensive bikes, cars, props. But it ends up feeling like you've watched two hours of a Pepsi commercial dreamed up by Kid Rock.
I loved DETENTION. I can see inklings of the brilliance of DETENTION in this. But this is certainly no DETENTION.