10 October 2008

Invasion


I watched this recent commercially unsuccessful remake of 'The Invasion of the Body Snatchers' which was an adaptation of the Jack Finney classic science fiction novel, 'The Body Snatchers'. The initial premise was promising and intriguing but the film slid into a series of clich├ęd chases, substituting unnecessary and inconsequential action for plot and finally an implausible, convenient, clean Hollywood tying up of ends. Quite a waste really. 5/10

4 comments:

"The Jebber" said...

I thought it was a pretty good effort, although, admittedly, the critical consensus is more on your side of the fence. If you never saw the 1993 remake, Body Snatchers, definitely check it out. Very different and quite good.

Andy said...

I eagerly await any n00d scenes of Ms. Kidman in the newsgroups. Other than that, why remake a classic twice over? Besides lack of ideas, of course.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Yes, I guess there was an effort made. It was polished though I thought that the follow through or resolution was somewhat weak? I don't know. It's alright anyhow. 5/10 in my book is an average, watchable movie.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Andy, definitely. Kidman. She's quite something. She has a class that is lacking in many of today's stars.