The Invasion

I saw the latest remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (The original was in 1956 -- remakes in 1978, 1993 and now) last night. Here’s my short review:

A psychologically and politically creepy horror re-re-remake that made me shudder.

Here’s a little more:

  • Great “more than cameo” appearance by 1978 star Veronica Cartright.
  • Jeremy Northam really channeled his inner Liev Schreiber for this role
  • Without overly relying on gory special effects, this film really creeped me out.
  • The time supposedly elapsed during this film doesn’t work with the way it felt.
  • I noticed the “invasions are not the true way to world peace” message under it all.
  • I also caught the “free thinking is not allowed – you must conform to our way” references.
  • I think that original director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s cut was probably the better film. I'm looking forward to seeing that on DVD.

This wasn't a great film, but I’ll be thinking about it for a long time.

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