Loved this Movie!
I didn't know a lot about this movie when I taped it - I only knew that
it was a thriller and it had Elijah Wood in it. Also, the title was
vaguely familiar - hmmm, did it have a good rep but I had never seen
So I taped it (it was on at 2 a.m. on a network station) and finally
got around to watching it. Loved, loved, loved this movie! And that's
coming from me, a hater of teen horror flicks.
First, there's the distraction, when you don't know what film you are
watching, of all the 'Oh, Bebe Neuwirth! Oh, Josh Hartnett! Oh, John
Stewart! Oh, Usher! Oh, Salma Hayek!' etc., etc.' when you really
aren't expecting much. Then there are no distractions as the movie
zoomed along steadily, dropping clues, setting up conflicts only to
have alliances shift and new conflicts reveal themselves.
One reason I never watch teen horror flicks is the pace is too regular.
It's as if the director and writer can't gamble letting 3 minutes go by
without someone dying a gory death to some telegraphic music.
There wasn't too much of that in this movie. I was surprised when Josh
Hartnett's character took off with one of the aliens in the back seat.
In a cheesier movie, there would be a cut to some other fast and
furious slasher action to sort of bring up the intensity. There was
just enough time in the wild car scene to keep your attention while you
didn't have enough time to ponder how he was going to dump the alien.
I liked the tired looking high school and the ordinary houses the kids
lived in. None of that 'we're living in Ohio but the houses came from
This movie did everything a movie is supposed to do - entertain. When I
saw that it was a Robert Rodriguez film, there was an 'A HA!' moment
because this is just what I thought his film 'El Mariachi' accomplished
- it entertained. After the movie ended, you had that satisfied feeling
that you had been amused and involved and sat on the edge of your seat
Good flick! That's high praise for this genre..
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I've always loved this movie for some reason!!.
This was a good movie I had so many feels in this movie.
I guess this must be a very exciting movie to watch..
One of m favorire movies of all time.
Highly enjoyable alien invasion movie
There are a lot of high-school kids who look upon their teachers (some
of them, at least) as monsters. But in this high school, the faculty
are turning into real monsters, as their bodies are taken over, one by
one, by a strange alien parasite. Six students, who have nothing in
common and don't even like one another, must bond together to defeat
the alien menace and save the planet.
The first time I viewed this movie (I have seen it several times
since), I didn't quite know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised
by how entertaining, and how well done, the film turned out to be. When
I saw the closing credits (I'm one of those who reads them to the last
word) and realized that Robert Rodriguez was the director and that
Kevin Williamson wrote the screenplay, it all fell into place. A
first-rate script, a first-rate director, a first-rate cast. The
perfect recipe for a first-rate movie.
I cannot praise the acting highly enough. Robert Patrick practically
steals the show as The Coach, managing to be menacing and hilariously
funny at the same time. Bebe Neuwirth, Piper Laurie, Famke Janssen, and
Jon Stewart (yes, that Jon Stewart) also put in excellent performances.
The actors playing the students, particularly Josh Hartnett and Elijah
Wood, also prove fully up to the task. Although this is not a comedy,
everything is done with tongue firmly in cheek, and there's little
doubt that all will come out right in the end. There are some terrific
set pieces, my favorite being the Friday night football game, where the
opposing players are turned into aliens as they're tackled, with the
cheering crowd completely oblivious to what is really happening.
I had a lot of fun watching this movie and will undoubtedly check it
out again next time it shows up on cable..