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 Nicole 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. Like, getting all weird and unemotional. This quickly comes to the attention of D.C. area psychiatrist Carol Bennell (Kidman, Australia), 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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5 comments on “The Invasion

  1. […] Humanity’s salvation may lie in the hands of a gunslinger named Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig, The Invasion), who stumbles into town at the beginning of the movie with a bad case of amnesia and an alien […]

  2. […] again, the sacrifices entailed in growing up, etc.  Then it suddenly turns into a Stepford Wives-Body Snatchers type affair, and the half-sozzled quintet find themselves fighting for their lives (and, in […]

  3. […] hours, and have a huge crush on Nicole Kidman, you might just enjoy it as much as I did. Kidman (The Invasion), looking fabulous, plays Lady Sarah Ashley, a British aristocrat who journeys to Australia on the […]

  4. […] edge of my seat, and really all of the action sequences held my interest very well.  Daniel Craig (The Invasion) seems completely at home as 007.  Although I have apparently seen this installment’s “Bond […]

  5. […] the storylines and the characters could be better developed. Lord Asriel, played by Daniel Craig (The Invasion), is such a prominent figure in Lyra’s (Dakota Blue Richards) life and mind, it is incredible […]

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