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Siskoid's avatar


2007's The Invasion is a remake of 1978's Invasion of the Body Snatchers redesigned as a communicable disease. (The '78 version was a secret sequel to the '56 version thanks to Kevin McCarthy's participation, but though Veronica Cartwright is in this, there's no link between the two.) Might play better for those who have never seen the previous film, and Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig are certainly engaging stars, but I can't help but see this as its pale shadow, not quite as scary, showing too much in an effort to generate scares, and ending in Hollywood fashion, complete with a crazy car chase, of all things. In the end, I'm not even sure what it's trying to say. It makes a link between the emotionlessness of the aliens and anti-depressants (paranoia about Commies now about people on meds?), but doesn't do anything with it, confused about whether or not the invasion is a bad thing or not. And the use of real news footage, co-opting and modifying real tragedies to fit into its narrative? At times tasteless, I'm afraid.
5 years 8 months ago
IreneAdler's avatar


Loved it... great acting by Nicole Kidman, also loved Daniel Craig... scary atmosphere. Pretty good!
8 years 5 months ago
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