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Lesson of the Evil (2012)
"Aku no kyôten" (original title)

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A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.

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A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.

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Sinisterly funny
6 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very cool movie, its also hilarious, but definitely not for everyone. It might just be Takashi Miike's most mainstream movie of his that I've seen, but still pretty crazy as always.

Its basically a thriller comedy about a likable teacher who goes on killing students and parents making it look like a suicide.

Before you watch it, you have to know what you're in for, its one of those movies that doesn't take itself seriously, its satiric for most of the time and it knows just when to be funny. The story is pretty ridiculous, but it manages to be unexpected and thrilling, its also gory and pretty funny, it had the whole audience laughing.

On the other hand, it was kind of messy like every other Takashi film, but these messy sequences and flashbacks are relieved by other scenes with interesting music choices that fit perfectly into whats going on, even adding a little humor to it, and some dance moments and funny dialogue by the students at the wrong moment. It felt similar to the first "Scream" and reminded me in some ways to the ridiculousness in Robert Rodriguez movies.

I'd recommend it to people who liked "Django Unchained", "Battle Royale", "Machete", "Videodrome", "A Clockwork Orange", or any Takashi Miike film.


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