Dangerous liaisons

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When you hear the phrase “Femme Fatale” you probably think of the definition popularized by the “Noir” genre.

Lads-on-tour

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The lad culture, with its foul language, drunken behaviour, and occasional sexism and racism, is amped up by the foreign setting.

A surprise hit

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There were a lot of jokes in the film that were very vulgar, so the film could be funnier for adults than for children, though this film is a children’s film.

Bad cops

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Police Academy uses the idea of a disrupted patriarchal institution for comedic effect.

Full of scares, but lacking depth

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When it comes to suspense and shock, this movie is not lacking. The alien life-form the crew discovers grows in its fear factor whenever it appears on-screen.