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Summary: The Invasion is a nightmarish journey into a world where the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. The mysterious crash of the space shuttle leads to the terrifying discovery that there is something alien within the wreckage. Those who come in contact with it are changing in ominous and inexplicable ways. Soon Washington D.C. psychiatrist Carol Bennell and her colleague Ben Driscoll learn the shocking truth about the growing extraterrestrial epidemic... (imdb)
If you are familiar with the other film versions, you should have a good time. This one certainly shares its faults, but it manages to hold interest and keep things tense, while failing to really frighten you like the '78 version did. It has ideas, a fresher look, and a message that more than wants to smack you over the head. Enough is enough there-but the performances are generally good, and if you know what you're getting into, it's not one to bore. It's no classic- merely an easy distraction.
The main problem is the film just takes you out of it a lot. In the beginning a scientist handles a piece of metal without any gloves seconds after a news broadcast says not to do this. How on earth could the scientist not know this? Later Kidman is running in an urban area being chased by tens of people, jump cut into a large city and no one's following her. These types of flaws just prevent you from getting into the movie. Also the message at the end is so heavy handed it's almost laughable.
Oh, the Belicecs and Bennell (Nicole) are back, so are the friendzoned doc (Craig), to force a connection with the movie from 1978 and even with the recent conflicts in Mideast. Too much. This was meant to fail. They should just stop trying to remake Body Snatchers once and for all.
A nice sci-fi thriller with a bit too much vomiting to suit my taist. The tension is kept up decently and a few scenes, like the copule jumping of a bridge are actually quite powerful. The theme about the humain nature is annoyingly preachy and banal, but passed that the movie is enjoyably creepy.
A film which, oddly enough, feels like it left a lot on the cutting room floor. The plot goes from one point to the next, with subplots dropped and left unexplained on a whim. As a remake, it lacks the atmosphere of the original (and the original remake, for that matter). As a film in its own right, it's too much of a mess to give a very high score too.