Starring: Salma Hayek, Elijah Wood, Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Christopher McDonald, Famke Janssen, Jon Abrahams, Robert Patrick
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Produced by: Los Hooligans Productions, Dimension Films
Distributed by: Miramax, Dimension
|B B B|
|Review by Xibo
||Date seen: January 10, 1999|
|Viewing Location: Guttenberg, NJ
|Summary: Rodriguez can do better than this.|
|Robert Rodriguez directed this horror flick. He does a good job, and I wasn't
aware it was Rodriguez until the end credits. He's capable of much better
work, and I hope this doesn't start a nasty trend of him getting pigeon-holed
into doing just horror movies. The film itself is okay, but the cast is kinda
lame, 'cept for Robert Patrick's role as the football coach. The plot is
basically a cross between Heinlein's "The Puppet Masters" (mentioned in the
film!) and your typical high school teen angst dreck. The special effects
are pretty good, and for a horror flick the overall movie is above average.
Rodriguez has done better in the past though, like Desperado and From Dusk
'til Dawn. |
|B+ B+ B+|
|Review by tmon
||Date seen: August 4, 2000|
|Viewing Location: New York City
|Summary: A bit fun . . .|
|. . . but too much like an 80s teen angst movie. And that big monster??? I have seen that far too many times.
See it on cable.
(P.S. I think Bebe Neuwirth is the best and really needs to pick her roles more carefully.) |
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