Revenge is a Two Way Street

Netflix’s new movie, Do Revenge, is a new twist on the high school comedy genre.

Revenge is a Two Way Street

If your classic teen movies had a love child, it would be Do Revenge, a new movie released on Netflix this past Friday that is full of humor, twists, and incredible aesthetics reminiscent of the 90s and early 2000s era. The film is filled to the brim with bright colors, bubblegum pop songs, and references to those decades, even going so far as to have 90s icon Sarah Michelle Gellar star as the principal. Do Revenge sounds pretty self-explanatory since the plot does center around revenge, but it actually becomes much more complicated than that once you continue watching. 


Essentially it is about two girls, Drea and Eleanor who come from completely different backgrounds but team up to take down each other’s enemies and enact revenge on them. Obviously, this is not as simple as it sounds and what ensues is a lot of chaos but also moments of dark comedy. The movie is full of star power since almost every character is played by a famous, recognizable actor. Drea and Eleanor are played by Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke from Riverdale and Stranger Things. 


In addition, many of the side characters are played by celebrities such as Sophie Turner, Paris Berelc, Alisha Boe, and Jonathan Davis who have all been in staple teen and adult shows such as Outerbanks and 13 Reasons Why. Both Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke deliver on their performances and prove that they can handle being powerful leads. They balance each other out with Mendes portraying a classic mean girl archetype who is an indomitable force but also has time to grow and show her raw emotions. Meanwhile, Hawke’s character Eleanor is the classic nerd who is transformed into the popular chick but she’s also a lesbian as well and has a lot of hidden secrets. 


Though it may seem like it at times, no character is truly virtuous. Every one of them has their own agenda and makes mistakes but that’s what high school is all about: figuring out who you currently are and who you want to be. 


Do Revenge is a movie that any millennial or Gen Z can enjoy since it provides much needed nostalgia but also a fresh reinvention for all those old favorite films. Full of bright costumes, satisfying cinematography, and humorous side characters, Do Revenge is a movie that is sure to keep you on your toes while making you laugh the entire time as well.