BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
I was so keen, for some reason, to watch this film I recorded it twice by an accident... It was not worth the two records that's for sure. "Two schoolboy delinquents learn a lesson that they will never forget when a teacher at the end of his tether decides to abduct them."
First of all, what happens in this film isn't right, but the schoolkids in this are annoying little runts, who really really do get on your nerves and you do wish something happens to them, but not this far. Mr Gale is one angry man, the kids in his class have driven him mad and he wants to get his own back - so why not kidnap some of his students and torture them?! What a brilliant idea! For a teacher, he should have been smarter and maybe chosen Yoga instead... Guess that wouldn't make an okay horror film though...
The Lesson is a very low budget English film, the English part is great, I think us Brits do great horror films, but the low budget part is the part that I was worried about. Now, I am not saying that I don't like low budget horror films, I don't judge a film on how it is made or anything, but I do hate some low budget camera angles and some of the cameras used... I know it sounds petty and bad, but some films I have seen how these awful close up angles that just ruin the film for me. I am all about if you want to make a film, make it however you can, but I just don't like some of it. This film has some of those said camera angles. Just close up face angles and ones that seem to mean to look as if it's you looking and being nosey, but it just looks messy, in my opinion.
I feel I should give The Lesson some credit though and come away from camera angles and cameras, and back onto the actual film. I did watch all of the film, and up until probably just after half way, I was into it. It was pretty bloody and the teacher played a very effective mad teacher, but it got messy, and not messy in a blood everywhere type of messy. In a 'storyline and just the whole film goes downhill' type of way. The ending is just all over the place, the effects get bad, the acting goes downhill and the ending just feels like it was thought up super quickly and with no thought. It is just that cliché ending, bad but also misunderstood character gets together with the good girl and all of a sudden stand up to the bully.
The Lesson is an alright film, as I said, it kind of loses it but some might like the ending...
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..