Maybe we shouldn’t have returned. This version of Sleepaway Camp was not very good. First of all it had a totally different feel compared to the other movies. It was just one giant anti-bullying movie. They took the bully thing way too far for way too long as well. You watch one kid just get almost tortured for the entire length of the film. It gets really uncomfortable and makes the movie more sad than scary. On the flip side, the boy being bullied is kind of a turd. There is no other way to describe him. He’s a jerk, he has a punchable face and he’s just as mean to people as people are mean to him. It creates this weird grey territory where you feel sorry for the boy, but also he doesn’t get too much sympathy from you. So the movie is pretty uncomfortable, has very few laughs and is missing some of the things that made Sleepaway Camp great (the anti-drug, anti-sex things, plus no nudity to be seen). I’d pass on this version, they can’t even turn this camp into being campy.
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