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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - This first remake of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) where we are left with the feeling we can fight the aliens, this is the pessimists view of the story. More paranoid and frightening than the original, this 1978 version leaves no doubt we lose this battle. Staring Donald Sutherland, Leonard Nimoy, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, and Veronica Cartwright, it is a suspenseful version of a classic. Aliens invade the earth in the form of plants whose pods develop into a human with a shared consciousness and no emotions. Our heroes wage a battle to get the word out but it becomes more and more apparent that you can't trust the government. The final scene of the yell will stay with you for a long time.
What I liked: This is a great remake, paranoid and futile for the characters it really lives my my personal ball park. The acting is pretty good and you can't beat the story. Where the first may have been a metaphor for communism this one seems more of a metaphor for the US.
Rating (8.4)

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