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Monday, 20 February 2012


Action (Sci Fi/Horror/Comedy)
Rated: R
Running Time: 95 minutes
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks
Directed By: James Gunn
Rating: 3 Out of 10
A small American town is threatened by invasion from outer space in the form of slugs. 

Horror should have the ability to make your skin crawl. Slither has that ability but unfortunately it starts to crawl once you realize how awful this film is not due to anything scary. Director James Gunn has put together a miserable campy film of space slugs and humorless dialogue. Taking place in a small American town the inhabitants live a peaceful existence until an object crashes from outer space nearby and unleashes its terror. What I mean by terror is a jumble of random scenes culminating in a film barely worth writing this review on. The film starts slowly with a glimpse of small town life and an introduction to the town’s inhabitants. The only person really worth mentioning in this film is the male lead policeman Bill Pardy played by Nathan Fillion of televisions Firefly fame. Fillion is average in this film making him better than the rest and offers one or two lines that are funny but forgettable. It is too bad he doesn’t receive more quality roles as he is quite a funny guy with his sarcastic comments and action scene capability. He is accompanied by the beautiful and usually reliable Elizabeth Banks playing his love interest Starla Grant. She shows that when the script is as bad as this one is she stands out on screen in the most negative of ways. It is unclear what genre or path this script was supposed to take the viewer but nothing seemed to work. A blend of three genres the horror was not scary or gory. The humor for the most part was infrequent and lacked wit. Then lastly comes the action which can barely be described as such. The film progresses with animal mutilation and humans transforming into mutants but nothing seems to attract the viewer’s attention. About half way through this film when the slugs are released it will take some strong will power not to reach for the remote to change it to something that doesn’t totally suck. Sorry I meant slither. The ending cannot come quick enough in this film as the shockingly fake mutant deer and incoherent storyline will grate on most viewer’s nerves. I am shocked movies like this get backing as its fan base must be very limited. Stories with blended genre are very hard to do well especially when the alien intruders have such little creativity. This film was doomed from the moment James Gunn penned the first lines of this script as clearly he has no idea how to make a proper space movie. I cannot recommend this film for a number of reasons. Primarily though it has to do with the aliens that have the oddest way of trying to take over the earth.

T Factor + If you like campy Sci Fi this could score higher on the rating scale.

T Factor – If you need things to be really scary and gory this film could score lower on the rating scale.

If you liked this film reel recommendations: Snakes on a Plane, Feast.

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