Saturday, September 01, 2007

The Invasion

New review from The Movie Snob

The Invasion (C). I have never seen any prior version of this tale of body-snatching aliens, so I went in with no preconceptions -- just a little joy that I was finally going to see a new Nicoke Kidman movie. On the plus side, she is still one of the most beautiful women working in Hollywood, in my humble opinion. On the minus side, there is the rest of the movie. After a space-shuttle disaster rains debris down on a huge swath of the United States, it isn't long before people start . . . changing. Getting, like, all weird and unemotional. This quickly comes to the attention of D.C. area psychiatrist Carol Bennell (Kidman), who is soon on the run from the creepy pod people with her little boy Oliver, who coincidentally might be the key to defeating the titular invasion. Even suspending disbelief, I found the movie unbelievable, and the action sequences might have been pretty good if they hadn't been edited into incomprehensibility. Daniel Craig (Casino Royale) is given nothing to do as Kidman's friend/love interest. Skip it, unless you are as into Nicole Kidman as I am.


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