Monday, April 03, 2006

Slither

It was brought to my attention last week that Nate hasn't picked out a movie we've seen in the theater since we moved to Ann Arbor. I rebutted with "We also haven't PAID to see a movie in the theater since we moved here" (I love my job). We saw Junebug, The Aristocrats, Brokeback Mountain, The Squid and the Whale, and Capote, all free, but all my choice. I figured I owed Nate a movie, so we went to see Slither over the weekend.

It. Was. AWESOME!

For real. This movie has it all: brain-sucking slugs, flesh-eating zombies, love, meteors, aliens, cursing, blood, birth, country line dancing, and even a lesbian. And it's funny! Actually laugh-out-loud funny. Who knew? The cast was excellent. Nathan Fillion (mmm, Nathan Fillion) plays the police chief, kind of an "aw shucks" guy with a foul mouth. Elizabeth Banks is Starla, the beautiful blonde teacher who the aliens/zombies/slugs love like a mother. These two are perfect. They should stop now before they mess up.

There were a couple super gross parts that made me almost want to puke, and that's not my favorite thing to happen at the movies. But overall, it's a damn fine movie. Pay the $9 and see it in the theater.

Slither - A-

5 comments:

bethro said...

cool! I'll have to tell Steven. He'd love that movie!

equippedtofascinate said...

I love horror movies, but I saw the preview for this and wasn't impressed. You may have convinced me to go see it.

Dustin J. Harder said...

I cant believe what i just read. AWESOME! I myself hate horror films where the predator or killer is a "thing" but after your review I have to go.

As a perk to my job, sometimes we do a ticket trade with the local movie theatre. I plan on seeing like 5 movies tomorrow ...FOR FREE!!!! Perks rule! All I have to do is show my sesame street pass and i'm home free. I wish popcorm was free...

Macy said...

I can't wait to see it. You like Nathan Fillion (i second that mmmmmmmm) you should check the cancelled Fox series Firefly and the movie based on it, Serenity. See Firefly first.

amandarama said...

Oh, Macy. Sweet, sweet Macy. Why would you think I hadn't already seen and fallen in love with Firefly?