The Invasion

The Quote:


Invasion“When you wake up, you’ll feel exactly the same.” (Presumably referring to everyone who fell asleep during the movie)

The Review:

Touted as an Invasion of the Body Snatchers remake, The Invasion, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, tries to recreate the now three-times redone original film except this time with a twist: Dull characters, boring and predictable plot, unimaginative ending, and confusing dialog and action!  Oh thank you Hollywood for setting out on a mission to destroy every decent movie made in the last 50 years.

I think there was some effort in this film to try and throw into question who was really infected, who was sane, what was real, but to be honest the film was so poorly constructed most of these efforts were lost.  You have to wonder what the film was like before the studio had Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski rewrite parts of the script.  In most cases I would say the studio ruined it, but for this movie I’m going to assume the original effort by director Oliver Hirschbiegel was unwatchable.

What you should take away:

Do not drink anything. Ever.  No matter what.  Seriously.

If you think your spouse is acting strange do not jump straight to “shoot them in the head”, they might get better or you might get infected and not care anymore.

If your movie consists of world-changing alien infection and you end with everyone going back to normal and a “gee, that was odd” ending, you might want to consider a rewrite (or in this case a re-rewrite).

The movie poster says: We were too lazy to use blue and green in addition to the red.

The Rating:

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