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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)
"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
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 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.
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 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.
all the previous "body snatchers" films have been reflecting the political mood of their period. they have all been the same film, but still carried a different political context. hirschbiegel's film's aim to a political argument is absurdly naive and plain stupid. and I should add that kidman also doesn't work. not with all the irritating botox.