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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)
No, it's not as good as the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. But, it is quite enjoyable to watch. I especially appreciate the writers stripping the all-to-familiar storyline from the movie and presenting a totally new Body Snatchers tale. Kidman does a bang-up job as the movie's heroine. Fun movie. I recommend.
"The Invasion's lack of thematic coherence points not only to a simplistic view of the world but to the fragmentation one risks when undergoing artistic collaboration within the film industry." - Rob Humanick
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.
Alien invasion is one of my favourite themes for a movie. But it didn't work well here I think. Stupid science, stupid plot, bad acting (although Nicole Kidman was good for her standards), bad cinematography...
The Invasion is watchable, but that's about as good as it gets. There are great moments, and ones that really get your heart racing, but every now and then, we come to a screeching halt, and it takes a long time to get the momentum that was building up back. It has a good cast and a good premise, but is predictable, doesn't have great enemies, and doesn't use its cast to the best of its ability.
Surprisingly Nichole Kidman is quite entertaining and also very beautiful in this movie. Daniel Craig is also great. The aliens are all emotionless, dull and rather boring, passing their plague by puking on people. But then they have to sleep for it to set in, like the old invasion of the body snatchers movie. The dogs reacting like they did was stupid. There were holes in the plot, but it is still thought provoking and entertaining. Music was very good and there was plenty of action.