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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)
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.
I liked it, but not nearly as much as the other Snatcher flicks. It would have went off better had it not stuck with the neat and tidy ending of the original. The '78 bleak ending was much more powerful.
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.
Excerpts from conversations while watching this film: "Why did she do that?" "Why didn't she kill him?" "This makes no sense." "We should've smoked some weed before watching this." "Daniel Craig needs a haircut and an acting coach." "wha" "Why did that happen?" "This is so fucking gay." "Why is every other scene Nicole Kidman hugging her annoying kid? We get it bitch, you love your son. Move on kthx" "You have any excedrin cause this shitty editing is giving me a headache?" "Let's get high" "k"
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.