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The Invasion

Featuring: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig & Jeremy Northam

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  THE NON-INVASION?

| | See all THEMOORE's reviews (184)

Despite the fact that it is a low budget movie and that it is a sort-of remake of Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, The Invasion is a very good watch and well produced and acted by all those concerned. The plot itself is very interesting and done very well considering the scale and budget of the film and it certainly has a classic B-movie type feel to it. The script is well written (if elements are taken from Bodysnatchers) and despite a slowish start and a rather quick resolution the tension is ramped up brilliantly and at times will have you on the edge of your seat.

Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig perform well as the main characters helping the film flow very well indeed while all of the extras are convincing as the possessed humans. At times the cinematography can also be quite impressive, especially during the chase sequences where there are some brilliant shots of hundreds of non-humans chasing whats left of human kind and scenes like the one where the car is surrounded are tense, shocking yet somewhat brilliant. As said though the film does take a little while to get going and the resolution is somewhat convenient but the message portrayed through this film is very thought provoking indeed.

On the whole The Invasion is not a big budget effects based sci-fi drama it relies more on its gripping, tense and thought provoking script and some decent acting by its entire cast and it does this very well. What budget the film has is used to great effect as are the lead actors while at times the film will have you on the edge of your seat. In all a very good film that builds the paranoia and the tension brilliantly but at the same time it delivers a decent message to its viewers via an invasion that is actually a non-invasion. Cant we humans just all get along?

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  Excellent B movie

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Got this as a "make weight" not expecting a great deal but turned out to be a good film. Nicole as smoulderingly sexy as ever with reasonable support from Craig in a "save the world" type plot. Very watchable

  great watch :D

| | See all jakeball's reviews (11)

This is a great film that has you at the end of your seat shouting at the tv ! kidman and craig play great roles! The only fault with this film is that it could have been a touch longer but still a great film

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  Breath taking climax

| | See all maltese12345's reviews (45)

This movie was really great!! Great story, great actors and a great breath taking ending! Highly recommend it!!!

  great!

| | See all jobo13's reviews (56)

i went into this film , not really knowing what it was about , and was pleasently suprised! nicole kidman is a great actress and was well suited to this role but daniel craig annoyed me a bit ! there was some points where they spoke in 'science talk' and i was expecting one of the characters to say 'what?' but they never so i was left slightly baffled to what they were saying but the movie left me scared to go to sleep at night!

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  Some what boring ..

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A good storyline and nicole is good but over all its just abit boring, its not a movie you would watch again or tell your mates to watch.

  the invasion

| | See all Jackychang's reviews (44)

This is really good it keeps you intertained and sweaty, not so scary but some really intense parts,nichole plays well and so does daniel and thats what makes it good aswell. Would by it if i were you, the invasion is here!

  DO NOT TRUST ANYONE!

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Something nasty has fell to earth, somthing that attacks us while we sleep and turns us souless replecants (I think some of these work at my work place). So Kidman and Craig embark on a journey into a nightmarish world where the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. No one can be trusted, no one is safe!
This is a new take on the classic Invasion of the Body Snathers theme, and a pretty good one at that.
But this film never quite grips as it should. This could have been a heart stopping thriller, but what you actually get is a extended episode of X-Files.
Nicole Kidman is better than she has been in a long while, and Daniel Craig is as good as always.
The film is never dull, and the paranoia is built up well, but it just lacks that extra something to make it stand out from the rest of the recent outbreak of doomsday virus thrillers.
Also the ending is very weak, and not very well explained.
The movie has it's faults, but it does not stop this film from being a good night's entertainment, but don't compare it to the masterly 1950's and 1970's classic's.

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  DO NOT TRUST ANYONE!

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Something nasty has fell to earth, somthing that attacks us while we sleep and turns us souless replecants (I think some of these work at my work place). So Kidman and Craig embark on a journey into a nightmarish world where the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. No one can be trusted, no one is safe!
This is a new take on the classic Invasion of the Body Snathers theme, and a pretty good one at that.
But this film never quite grips as it should. This could have been a heart stopping thriller, but what you actually get is a extended episode of X-Files.
Nicole Kidman is better than she has been in a long while, and Daniel Craig is as good as always.
The film is never dull, and the paranoia is built up well, but it just lacks that extra something to make it stand out from the rest of the recent outbreak of doomsday virus thrillers.
Also the ending is very weak, and not very well explained.
The movie has it's faults, but it does not stop this film from being a good night's entertainment, but don't compare it to the masterly 1950's and 1970's classic's.

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  It will send you to sleep.

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Another remake of invasion of the bodysnatchers, this version was constantly making me yawn. Good set of actors but the story did not seem to go anywhere as for the ending avoid..