Classic psychologically weak rich dad, mean stepmom, as perceived by angry irresponsible and annoying teen daughter. Mean step mom likes to talk to her alter self in the mirror. Both stepmom and daughter want to establish a closer relationship with the dad and both see the other as being in the way. Mom talks dad into forcibly sending daughter off to an isolated, month long, wilderness camp for correcting troubling youth behaviors. Campers go missing and then dying (not shown) and of course the camp has some history which one of the campers in the latest information age hook discovered on wiki.
(1.) DVD cover has nothing to do with movie. False advertising. Cheap production cost saving of no subtitles for hearing impaired or to substitute for poor audio.
(2.) Way over the top, not believable if not laughable, character portrayal. The military boot camp image of a whistle blowing, hard nose, do push ups and jumping jacks 'til you drop camp commander just doesn't happen except in movies. Wilderness camps actually do a lot of journaling, discussion groups, wilderness hiking with individual camp set up responsibilities. It's highly choreographed, staged and closely monitored.
(3.) Half the movie (45 minutes) were just four scenes repeated over and over. The same moon position with the exact same clouds passing it was shown repeatedly throughout the movie. Poor clouds they must have felt like bored actors when asked to repeat a scene over and over again. Then there were all the scenes of totem poles, shot close up, as if they had some significance. Never panned out. Lots of scenes of some lake. Also never meant anything other than a cheap time filler. Finally, were the cheap to produce constant flashbacks.
(4.) The supposed night scenes were so cheaply filtered day light scenes that you could clearly see strong shadows.
(5.) Overbearing background sounds to create drama when poor script and acting can't get it done. Annoying were the too loud and boring same limited piano notes and other sounds. Just too distracting.
(6.) The conclusion that all the participants were part of a dream was cutesy unconvincing cheap ending.