Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Invasion (2007)

Don't show emotion, then they can't tell who's who.

Do we really need a 4th version of The Invasion of the Bodysnatchers? After the great original, the brilliant remake and the one I haven't seen (The Bodysnatchers) what can this new kid bring to the show?

Nicole Kidman's tits in a tight sweater.

The film is generic and dull and makes the cardinal sin of dropping the concept of the pods. Its a film about pod people without pods. What the hell were they thinking.

However it is increasingly bleak as we enter a world of emotionless zombielike people (unless they need to be aggressive) that are beyond saving (until the happy ending).

The film is a mess, it leaps around like a freshly caught salmon, some scenes defy comprehension (such as Nicole's uncanny torch radar) and I am truly tired of the “we know somebody that is immune” bullshit.  Most galling is the need to have a control over the events. The protagonists in these movies does not need to know exactly what is happening. Its is fine that it is. This is the strength of films like Cloverfield and the failing of movies like The Day After Tomorrow. vlcsnap-2012-05-08-14h46m59s146

The final salt in the wound is the seemingly mandatory happy ending. Everybody gets better. Except of course the 8 or 9 people that Nicole murders. For a movie that preaches the human morality so strongly the fact that the victims were curable and she has killed innocent hosts isn't even mentioned.

A film to avoid unless you really are bored. See the earlier ones where the threat is slightly more than a thinly veiled superflu allegory.

Paul Out….

Oh and here are those tits I mentioned. Boob job?


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