Student turns in hilarious essay about Face Off, public demand they get a 2:1

Thousands of people have been sharing this essay, which was genuinely turned in to a film professor.

The essay, which uses the phrase "I pretty much peed all over myself the first time I saw it" appears to be a critique of the film Face Off.

"Plane chases, prison breaks, face swapping, almost incest, bombs, child murders, and fucking boat chases. I will fight anybody who dares to tell me this isn’t the best goddamn movie in the whole world."

Actress and film critic Sasha Perl-Raver tweeted an extract of the essay, which she says was a "real paper a student turned in" to a professor at an American college who she's friends with.

She hasn't revealed what grade the student received for the paper, but if it's anything less than a third people will be livid.


The full, glorious, text reads:

Then the final battle at the end of the movie takes place in a church near the beach, which is so fucking John Woo you don’t even know. John Woo is the trillest. Of course there’s doves and Mexican standoffs galore, it’s beautiful, and all the religious shit is really weird and erie [sic], and then there’s the boat chase. Plane chases, prison breaks, face swapping, almost incest, bombs, child murders, and fucking boat chases. I will fight anybody who dares to tell me this isn’t the best goddamn movie in the whole world. Anyway, the boat chase is beautiful. A boat crashes right through another boat! And keeps driving! It’s bananas! Nic Cage water skis without skis at one point! It’s the best final battle of all time! I pretty much peed all over myself the first time I saw it.

Many people have pointed out how spot-on the analysis of Face Off is.

And admired the truthiness of the essay.

This Political Science lecturer loves to read these kinds of essays.

One guy pointed out that "trillest" is the best possible word you can use to describe a film in which Nicolas Cage rips his face off and puts it on John Travolta's face.

The essay has been by thousands of people, most of whom agree the student deserves a good grade.


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