The Faculty may only look like some teenage crappy movie, but it is not. Most certainly not. It’s a teenagers wet dream and I would place it somewhere between the first and second year in high school. This is the time where you are still watching (at least we were) these types of unifying and character defining movies. What comes next are the party movies and after them you start watching Dazed and Confused finishing the whole thing with The Rules of Attraction. When I say unifying and character defining I mean that several characters who are clearly defined, some as outlaws, some as nerds, fight together against the common enemy. Although in this case that may be a monster, in reality that monster is life itself. All their fears are manifested in this malevolent force that is out to destroy them and if they accept themselves, their friends and use that unity of combined knowledge and lack of other options to fight. Because to fight is to win (damn, that shit is so quotable).

Directed by the almighty Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, MacheteHobo with a Shotgun) and starring an ensemble of now very familiar faces, The Faculty truly deserves the cult status that it has. Even the fucking Famke Janssen is in this thing, I mean how did they know that I have a crush on her?  After the discovery of the new species on the school grounds a group (very diverse group) will notice that the species is infecting the faculty of the school. It is up to them to save their lives, lives of the faculty, town and eventually the Earth. Connections with Invasion Of The Body Snatchers and The Thing are subtle and well explained. This is a movie that does not take itself seriously, leaving room for jokes and funny one-liners but still remains pretty intense. The special effects are really good, and they look awesome even today. Enjoy.

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Cast: Josh Hartnett, Salma Hayek, Famke Janssen, Robert Patrick, Usher Raymond, Jon Stewart, Elijah Wood

Fun Stuff: In exchange for product placement in this film for clothier Tommy Hilfiger’s fashion line, the teens from the movie’s cast appeared together in a TV commercial & print ad campaign for Tommy Jeans throughout 1998.


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One Response

  1. monte_krista

    u-u-uh, another one I also saw! kewl. in some 10 to 15 years, we may even start watching the same movies XD


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