Thursday, July 4, 2013

THE INVASION (2007)

Yet another reboot of the body snatcher story.  This time the alien life form is a fungus that's brought to Earth on the space shuttle.  Nicole Kidman is a psychiatrist who keeps hearing people talk about relatives/friends who are acting strange and not being themselves.  At first Nicole dismisses it, but then when her ex-husband (Jeremy Northam) starts acting all weird and barfing some alien yack all over her face she starts to see there's definitely something weird going on.  Turns out once you're infected (like she is now) the spore can only take over once your asleep.  So this means that she has to stay awake long enough to save her son who has been kidnapped by the aliens because he is immune to the alien spore because of a childhood illness.

I liked THE INVASION alright.  The story veered away further from the original than the other two films, so that was interesting, and the acting was good.  Still though I can't ever see myself wanting to watch it again.  It took too long to get to the action and once it did was your standard fare with cars crashing and people running around.  Also the ending was weak as hell.  Worth a watch if it comes on TV but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Honestly, after watching all four of the body snatchers films I don't think any of them did the idea justice.

Original
Remake 1
Reboot 1 - Body Snatchers