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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)
Inferior remake. Pursues the paranoia theme moderately effectively for a while, but suffers from poor editing and a messy screenplay. The conclusion is not only abrupt but unsatisfying (both inherently, and within the logic of the film).
I feel bad for Oliver Hirshbiegel, who has for the most part turned in taut, atmospherically chilling work. This movie was killed in the editing room, presumably sometime after Hirschbiegel was dumped from the director's chair and replaced by McTeigue in post. The film has several jarring edits and jump-cuts that completely spoil the moods Hirschbiegel worked so hard to create. While this may not have been a great movie if left in his hands, I have to believe it would be better than what we got.
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.
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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.
It's rare that a film is the embodiment of its own idea, as a ham-fisted but well meaning rumination on human emotions - complete with a "these are our themes" speech - is slowly replaced with a dim-witted action film. The audience might even be napping partway through, mirroring the method of infection depicted on screen, so they'd wake up to a movie that looks like what they started watching, but isn't quite the same. It's like one bad movie has been replaced by another! Clever.
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.
A bomb in every sense of the word, and not just becasue it was so obviously butchered in an editing room by the studio- bored-stiff performances, gaping plot-holes, an immensely dumb, lame ending, dull attempts at "action" and more ensure that the Body Snatchers concept will stay buried for a good while longer before it's remade yet again.
A pretentious remake of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers, full of pseudo-deep-psychological moments, wrapped in a pseudo-artistic montage and culminating in a pointless happy ending (much like this review, I suppose).