The Faculty (1998)
USA / English
"Six students are about to find out their teachers really are from another planet. "Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurances.
positive review with caveats
It's a Robert Rodriguez film. It's a Kevin Williamson
screenplay. You already know that it's in the same vein
as'Bodysnatchers,' etc. Anybody who *doesn't* know this but
and enjoyed the Scream flicks or the "I Know ..." movies
likely to enjoy this.
No, it doesn't really have the same underlying Red Scare
of the original Bodysnatchers (or Arthur Miller's Crucible),
although it *is* about what every modern high school movie
to be about: how much their presumed roles imposed on teens
makes their lives painful, and how great it is to unleash
strictures. Sure, it's not Bergman, but who really expects
couture from a sci-fi horror flick? Oh, and any 'homophobia'
attributed to the movie (as opposed to some of its high
student characters, just as occurs in real life) is questionable
"The Faculty" is no more and no less than another entry in
geek cinema,' slightly more intelligent and self-referential
than your standard SCI-FI Network fare. Appreciated on its
terms, or anything close to them, it's a lot of fun!