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The negatives of this movie are exaggerated.
I think this movie is getting a lot more flack than it deserves. The plot concerns a school being invaded after hours by a gang of killers, and the only one who realizes something is wrong can't get the others to believe him, but he can't leave himself because his daughter is also at school.
I see most of the complaints are centered around certain areas where the movie leaves things open. People are angry that the gang's motive isn't explained, but it seems clear to me. They were nothing more than a bunch of killers out for a thrill. The film talks about how incidences of violence against school staff are up, so why are people acting like it's so confusing? The second point is the ending. It's true the film ends somewhat ambiguously, but other reviewers are blowing it way out of proportion. Without giving details, the main conflict is wrapped up, and it's pretty easy to guess what's gonna happen after the credits roll. This isn't a "anyone who dislikes this movie is stupid!!" rebuttal, but frankly it seems to me that the people who criticized those aspects were people who couldn't make their own guesses.
As for my own thoughts, I loved it. The hoodie gang, utilizing stealth, Le Parkour and high brutality were a very stylish antagonist. Most of the kills are off screen, but we do see the aftermath and I'm wondering why people question the rating when what we do see is quite grisly. It's true that most of the supporting cast aren't likable, but isn't that to be expected in these types of movies? I do have my own complaints. The film starts out trying to give some social commentary on teen violence and the grade rating system, but that seems to be pretty much forgotten once the killers arrive. While I'm not one to complain about kills in a horror movie, I also feel like they could've done more with the main character's troubles with both his job and his family. It leaves me hoping for a sequel, because I even without the ending I think there's more this story to give.
To conclude, it seems as though whether or not you'll like this movie depends on how much importance you place on everything being explained. I can relate, but I honestly think that the mysteries aren't as big a deal as people make them out to be.