a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
Do not trust anyone. Do not show emotion. Do not fall asleep.
Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that transforms anyone who comes into contact with it into unfeeling drones while they sleep. Carol realizes her son holds the key to stopping the spread of the plague and she races to find him before it is too late.
Pretty average but because of the acting and the creepy tone I have to say that the invasion gets a pass from me unlike everyone else (critics) who panned it.
Whenever a film has the editing philosophy of The Howling 2 you know there's some troubled production story to match it. But in spite of this being a mess, I actually found this to be quite an effective body snatcher thriller. The key is to enjoy it's pieces and forgive them for not fitting together. Here are the pieces I enjoyed the most, in no particular order:
- Apart from the horrible CGI make-up and dream sequences, this is a very good looking movie.
- I'm no auteurist (and God help the strict auteurist who tries to untangle this), but I think it's worth noting that Lana Wachowski did additional writing on the body snatcher movie that directs most of…
I find myself drawn to this film, despite it not being very good. This is my third watch of it, I have to admit. There are some moments of interesting camera work, and some exciting set pieces as well, so that's how I justify the rewatches. Nicole Kidman leads the film as best she can, but the script just gives her nothing to work with. The rest of my thoughts are provided in convenient point form.
They try so hard to cover up the fact that Daniel Craig is shorter than Kidman, and it is fun watching for scenes where Craig steps up onto a step and talks to Kidman who is standing below him, or the multiple scenes where…
Oh dearie dearie me.
What an awful re-hash of one of science fiction's most beloved classics.
It's just wrong in all the ways a remake can be wrong.
Fun to see Jeffrey Wright as Daniel Craig's doctor friend a year after Casino Royale. I remember this getting shat on when it came out, it's a bit hammy and scrappy but it's fine. It's a very good movie if you have the specific fetish of watching someone vomit an alien virus onto Nicole Kidman's face.
The Invasion is a cinematic oddity. The production history is famous and doesn't need going over, but the final product really is bad because of the mixture of voices. No matter how slow and uneventful Hirschbiegel's vision is, it feels completely at odds against the horror that McTeigue is trying to create. I believe that either way Warner Brothers went - full Hirschbiegel or full McTeigue - the result would have been a lot better than this mish-mash.
When reviewing the film for what it is, the scenes shoot by McTeigue and written by the Wackowskis stand out as the best. They are thrilling, conveying a real sense of horror and urgency - the chase through the streets and on…
Original was better. However, rather telling of our times, this one hints that the body snatchers offer the better deal.
I shamelessly love this movie. Yes, alright, I know it's not a patch on the other Bodysnatchers films, the Donald Sutherland one obviously being the best. But it's a great paranoia story, where you're not sure who's had their brain heavily tranquilised by an alien flu until it's too late.
Nicole Kidman is very watchable as she triesto appear composed in a crowd of pod people, not even flinching as she watches two hopeless people jump from the top of a building. I forgot she was in Stepford Wives, which was good practice for half of this role. I would be rubbish should an Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers event occur. Heck, I'm lying in bed now trying not to snooze.…
Bad script, bad movie, bad Daniel Craig hair. Unintentionally hilarious.
Another remake mining the same "Body Snatchers" materials that's been trotted out since the 1950's (and frankly, can any of them top the original, which still resonates today). This time around we've got Nicole Kidman playing the Kevin McCarthy role (even has the same last name as McCarthy's character), a single mother/psychiatrist who figures out that things aren't quite right in the neighborhood, after the space shuttle crashes,bringing aliens back with the wreckage. Helping her out is her boyfriend, Daniel Craig, and a doctor, Jeffrey Wright. Same old tropes here - aliens from outer space come to the US and take over bodies when people fall asleep. Instead of being pod people, it's more like biological warfare (think more like…
the acting in this movie is laughable. did the director name the kid in the movie after himself?
I suppose the makers of “The Invasion” thought they had something new to add. This is the third (count it, third) remake of the 1956 film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, and there’s nothing left for this film to say. I’m not going to say that the screenwriters didn’t try because there are some interesting ideas here, presented in the film by way of a Russian ambassador.
Director Oliver Herschbiegel has a definite knack behind the camera, and there are some eerie and unsettling moments. Unfortunately, all of the subtleties of the original and even better first remake, all are lost. This is essentially a chase movie with only a passing interest in complexity or social commentary. Nicole Kidman continues…
Talk about your unnecessary remakes, not that you can't make another Invasion of the Body Snatchers but who's asking for it? There's nothing this version is adding that the previous films hadn't already accomplished. Sure, throw in some bad cgi, that'll spice things up. Invasion tries too hard to shoehorn 2007 current events into the story to make it relevant and goes so far to have characters explain the metaphors of how terrible humanity is and that the emotionless aliens are the way to go.
I hope this originally was a great script that just got botched because I want to give all movies the benefit of the doubt. There's some directing choices I enjoyed like cutting back and forth…
"One thing's for sure, it ain't from around here."
This is in no way an original film. This classic body snatcher and alien virus story has been told countless times over the decades. The vacant shell-people are all to familiar, but are not any less creepy. Yes, we know the basic story, but it's still told here in a very interesting way. I love that an explanation is given for the outbreak, rather than just throwing us into the story with no sense of the film world. This is an extremely action-packed thriller and although much of it is quite predictable, it's still entertaining. There is a bit of mystery surrounding things as we see the virus spread and there…
A horror film genre in which the main feature is the graphically depicted destruction or degeneration of a…