Can you imagine a better movie? Seriously. Was this not the greatest thing to ever hit theaters? Ok, so look, I know that I usually blog about my depression and anxiety, but I need to take a break to explain how amazing this movie is. PLUS-> I guarantee you that if you’re feeling down in any way, shape or form, this film will pick you up. AND WHY YOU MAY ASK? …. Oh well Im so glad you did, allow me to go IN DEPTH about why this movie is in fact amazing and will cheer up any grumpy camper.
For starters. Lets talk the cast. Seriously. This is an All-Star, serendipitous casting that makes me soooooo happy. Soooo soooo happy. Lets discuss:
Elijah Wood, which to be honest, I really don’t give a fuck about. Now I know all of you at home are probably like, Oh but Lord of the Rings or worse, any hipster will probably mention Eternal Sunshine. But the debate is over and the results are in. This was by far his best film. Court Dismissed. Send in the dancing lobsters. (brownie points if you get that reference)
Jordana Brewster, was a raging bitch in this movie, but I still loved her. Aw and when she wears the glasses because she’s going “incognito”. Jordana, you are amazing!
Clea DuVall, This is my favorite movie she’s ever done. I liked her in But Im A Cheerleader, and Carnivale, but Stokely was BY FAR her greatest role ever. The dark, depressed (yet totally pure-on-the-insde) and rumored lesbian is how Ill always remember Clea.
Laura Harris, Probably an actress you’ve never heard of or don’t remember unless you were a fan of Dead Like Me, then you’d probably recognize her as Daisy Adair (Trust me, the Dead Like Me post is coming any day now). Best scene ever is when she turns into the alien in the swimming pool.
Josh Hartnett, Honestly, another actor who I think has never had a better role than this movie. He was the drug dealing
On top of the main cast, the film had a great supporting cast including Selma Hayek and John Stewart, Usher, and Robert Patrick (better known as that metal cop from T2).
But lets get to the more fun supporting characters. The absolute best was Famke Janssen, most famous for her role as Jean on X-Men, but for me she will always be Miss Burke. So, she starts out all meek and shy…
But once she is taken over by the alien parasite, she becomes a bombshell, no bullshit, raging bitch. And i fuckin love it!
On top of that, The Faculty had one of the greatest opening scenes ever. So remember in the 90’s how all the horror would have the first murder happen before the title would appear? Well in the Faculty it involves Broadway star Bebe Neuwirth, and Piper Laurie who played Carrie’s mom in the original Carrie. I can’t find the opening scene on Youtube but please just watch it, its amazing!
Anyway, its campy, its fun, its crazy, and its insanely 90’s. I think if you haven’t seen the movie, you need to. My recommendation is to go buy the movie, watch in high quality on your TV, but I also have the totally illegal online viewing link below
Enjoy the movie!
~The Dark Horse