Gunn's debut is a most genuine effort of his blend of cult-based comedy with whatever other genre he is mixing. It's a better balance of smartass humor and action/horror than his similarly-humored action/sci-fi Guardians of the Galaxy, since the comedy is more an extension of the characters or their relationships, while in Guardians it's more thin and dumb wiseassery without a heart or soul. That's the difference.
2-3. Snaps together the models of Alien, Night of the Living Dead, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Jaws, and (possibly) Parasyte amongst others. It has an oddly conservative perspective in the way it starts off being about the horrors of sexual aggression and expands to being a broad condemnation of the id. The characters are unquestionably lacking (especially that romance subplot), but it's otherwise entertaining.
Slither was a beyond bizarre, yet fun ride of a film that had me laughing out loud a few times. All I will say is there is a scene involving a cow and I almost peed myself laughing. Of course, Elizabeth Banks is a delight and I think that even through the most ridiculous aspects of this movie, she keeps the peace at its core, maintaining a level of sanity with all the worms flying around. See it for a few laughs.
6 - I'm usually not one to side with films purposely trying to attain cult status, since I don't believe such a thing can be fabricated. However, "Slither" always prioritizes the viewer's fun over any self-indulgence, resulting in an amicable enough way to spend 90 minutes. It's really hard to dislike a film this devoid of cynicism.
Going into this I knew nothing about the premise or the cast, but when I saw Fillion on screen the first time, I knew this would be fun. It was worth it to trust him, because this is just a really fun homage to old B-movies. Not particularly smart, but that's more than ok. The body horror moments are icky, but just right, and the mixture of humour and tension works.
Un b-movie ultra-citazionista,che se visto con il giusto spirito riesce ad essere parecchio godibile. Gunn risente dell'influsso Troma ma vira verso un horror più commerciale, riuscendo a condire il tutto con un'ironia adeguata per un prodotto del genere.Le trovate splatter sono azzeccate e le citazioni (da Yuzna a Romero,da Carpenter a Kauffmann) scaldano davvero il cuore. Leggero e carino.