In 1982, Mark Lester directed a bland, punk-rock, blood-and-guts update of THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE called CLASS OF 1984. Inexplicably, the film received a fair amount of critical praise, paving the way for this lame follow-up. Not so much a sequel as a reworking of old nonsense, CLASS OF
1999 is a thuddingly dull B movie that borrows its few thrills from other, more satisfying films.
In the America of 1999, certain parts of the country are practically lawless and youth gang activity has all but closed down the nation's schools. In response, the government concocts an experimental approach to secondary education, to be tested at Kennedy High, located in a virtual ...