My modern sensibilities make me prefer this one to the original, but only slightly. I like that this film owns the alien nature of the body snatching creature from the get-go, and the filmmaking choices that make this viewing experience particularly claustrophobic and filled to the gills with paranoia. I think it’s easier to fear strangers though, so I do prefer the small town feel of the original, but I would rather watch this one again and again. I like the twist too.
Pleasantly surprised by this one, particularly by how well it ages.
“Creature” effects are awesome, I love the intimacy of the scope as compared to the broader adaptation in the 70s version. There’s nothing scarier then family and friends turning on you, which simultaneously makes you more vulnerable to their influence.
I found it interesting that women and children are the first to report the strange behavior. It identifies them as more perceptive, yet at the same time, plays into…
It’s been awhile since I watched a film I didn’t like at all. And I’m trying to understand how I could dislike something so much that has a pretty good cast and a director with a short film under his belt that I really enjoyed. The DNA of that short resides somewhere in this mess of a film but it’s so incoherent in its story and purpose it’s hard to say where exactly it lives. Told in three separate timelines…