Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Invasion

Again, a movie I should have watched ages ago but never got around to. But thanks to my new best friend-Sunday 'Premiere' Movies-I can now watch those movies I couldn't be bothered to get out on DVD before. I heard that The Invasion was really very bad (like most of the Sunday Premiere Movies), but I didn't find it terrible...
Based on the book 'The Invasion of the Body Snatchers', The Invasion follows Carol (Nicole Kidman), a doctor who is living in a world where the aliens are starting to take over. This epidemic is one which makes people zombies in their sleep, so therefore no-one wants to sleep, and Carol and her son are desperately trying to get away from it.
Okay, soo it's insanely same-same and doesn't offer any new or exciting ideas to the genre, but is a good popcorn thriller, to put it mildly. Nicole Kidman was pretty good, apart from the fact that I couldn't tell what accent she was trying to achieve-sometimes it sounded American, then British, and sometimes dipping into bouts of Australian. Very confusing for the most part. It wasn't immensely exciting, and it is a pretty good movie to watch while you are doing something else-as it doesn't require full attention, based on it's flatness. In other words, if this is on TV and you haven't seen it, it's a good idea to watch it. Otherwise, don't bother to go the video store to get it out. You can live without it.

1 comment:

You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.


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