When I said "tweens", I didn't mean the characters were tweens. The absurdity of some how some of the events took place and no real consequences of some other actions (which could be deemed "credible reactions" for teens, especially today) are meant for an audience that are usually sheltered from such things, i.e. like how they were portrayed in Red Dawn, whether you think that was accurate or not. Also, they got a little bit of "preaching" (and it wasn't just the religious girl) in here and there. I will say the one main female lead is probably a decent actress, she just needs a better vehicle to show it.
Watch it, see for yourself, no big deal to me if I'm the lone man out - I thought "Attack the Block" sucked, too, another tween movie. Although ATB has more going for it than TWTWB. And if you've never seen Red Dawn, watch it, too.
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