Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "The past few years have been very kind to the superhero genre. We have seen directors manage to successfully recreate the tone and feeling of classic comic book characters like Spider-Man, Blade, Batman, X-Men, Watchmen and even Thor, but with these adaptations comes a wave of talented filmmakers that want to add their own spin on the genre. People like James Gunn. Gunn is a talented director who just can’t seem to get a break. Slither was a very fun time at the theaters, but barely anyone saw it and now he capitalizes on the recent superhero genre that has been taking film by storm and he not only accomplishes something very special, but something very personal."