The Life Unwired with Ben Combee (unwiredben) wrote,
The Life Unwired with Ben Combee

Movie Review: Slither

"Slither" wasn't a great film. For those of you who haven't heard of this film, it's a sci-fi horror film about an invasion of little slug creatures from outer space, and it stars Nathan Fillion (Captain Mal Reynolds from "Firefly") as the police chief who confronts the slugs and their leader.

It was fun at times and even a little scary on a rare occasion where some plot point hadn't been telegraphed by scenes earlier in the film or in the trailer. The dialog wasn't good, but it serviced things OK, and the characters actually responded really well and believably to the stress and strangeness of the situation. No one was stupid, which was high praise for a horror film, but there was lots of death because the odds were just really stacked against them really badly. The film had a lot of violence, much of it rather gross, and too much of it was directed against the female characters. There are some shock moments, but the film doesn't dwell on them for long.

I liked it, but barely. I'll probably not need to see this one again anytime soon. It is funny at times, but it's a far cry from "Shaun of the Dead", my current standard for funny horror films.
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