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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)
Pretty much an unmitigated disaster from the word go, Jeffrey Wright appears to be the only actor who memorized his dialogue enough to seem like he was acting, everyone else spouts their dialogue off just fast enough that they don't forget and half to do a second take.
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.
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.
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...