Monday, April 03, 2006

Movie Review: SLITHER

Slither, which opened in theaters this weekend, may end up being my guiltiest movie pleasure of the year. I grinned all the way through it. Imagine taking the Tremors movies and amping ’em waaaaay up both in sci-fi monster grossness and hilarity. That’s Slither. Everybody in the cast is fabulous. Nathan Fillion (Firefly’s Mal Reynolds) and Elizabeth Banks (Betty Brant from the Spider-Man movies) are terrific leads, but Gregg Henry (best remembered as the baddest bad guy from Payback) is over-the-top wonderful as the mayor of Wheelsy, the small town infected by the gooey alien plague. And who’da thunk James Gunn, screenwriter of the two Scooby-Doo movies, would be responsible for both the writing and directing of this crazy little destined-to-be- a-cult-favorite gem? See Slither, if you’ve got the stomach for it. This sucker’s already on my DVD “to buy” list.

3 Comments:

At 3:29 PM, Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

Couldn't agree more .. liked it more for the humor than the grossness, though .. an instant classic

 
At 6:05 AM, Anonymous Jay said...

Took your advice and saw it yesterday. Laughed for almost all the 90 mins (including the song over then end credits). How anyone in that movie kept a straight face long enough to deliver some of those lines is beyond me. Everyone in the theater was having a blast. What an entertainment!

 
At 7:34 AM, Blogger Wally Conger said...

Jay, I'll betcha there'll be a blooper reel on the DVD.

Jay & reel fanatic, glad you both enjoyed the movie as much as I did. It may not be doing all that well in the theaters right now, but I'm betting it'll be a "keeper" for most of us for years to come.

 

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