In the leaves of stoner comedies it is often difficult to bring a feature around the fact that everything evolves around marijuana. It’s not easy to rise above the genre and capture the audience with more than exaggerated plots and clichéd humor. Few pot movies are laced with something great, but when it’s right on the money, like Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused, all falls into place. High School is the latest film to join the ranks of this blazing genre.
Falling short of Dazed and Confused, yet rising above the bottom of the bowl, High School is a comfortable mix in the realms of stoner comedy. The film failed to reach past the clichés surrounding the genre; however, it still managed to suit fine and was not a complete bust. Lack of originality was the film’s biggest problem… (click title to read more)