A group of sixth-graders is convinced their new substitute teacher is actually a menacing alien.A group of sixth-graders is convinced their new substitute teacher is actually a menacing alien.A group of sixth-graders is convinced their new substitute teacher is actually a menacing alien.
The sixth grade's new substitute teacher wants to train the class for an international competition in Paris. But something isn't right: how is she able to read the kids' minds? Why is she so mean? How does she manage everyone's parents that she is so great when the whole class know she is really an alien? —Ole Bornedal
Paprika Steen Rocks!
The films opening scene explains that aliens know only war. Their goal is to learn about and understand the human emotion of love. In attempt to do just that, they send a sphere that lands on a deserted chicken farm. They take over the body of a farmers wife who reports to work as a grade six school teacher. Paprika Steen who plays the teacher is fantastic. She plays the wickedly nasty teacher with over the top enthusiasm and absolutely nails it. It is one of the most amusing and entertaining characters I have seen in a horror film in some time. The kids figure out almost immediately that there is something not quite right about their new teacher. She taunts and humiliates the children with insults and appears to have the answer to every question. The more they learn about their new teacher the more horrified they become. The first half of this film is rock solid. A real masterpiece. Unfortunately the films conclusion is a complete and utter crap-out. The ending seemed hurried and the finale was anti-climatic to say the least. It is intended to be more amusing than horrifying but it would have been appropriate to add a little more suspense, particularly for the final scene. There is no gore in this film and no scares at all. There are only a few isolated moments of suspense. This being said this film is still extremely watchable and I think that people who aren't generally fans of the horror genre will also enjoy it. More "PG" than our regular fair but some really good clean fun!
- Sep 24, 2009
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