This 21st century remake of the horror classic "Invasion of the Body
Snatchers" returns for a new generation of DVD fans that stars Nicole Kidman as
Dr. Carol Bennell, a psychiatrist who also happens to be a single
mother and is keeping her friendship with Doctor Ben Driscoll
(Daniel Craig) plutonic at best, though there are hints that both
want a bit more out of their relationship.
This all takes a backseat when the behaviors of everyone around them
start to change. Carol's husband (Jeremy Northam) is among the first
infected and is suddenly a lot less expressive. This is a trend that
continues as people stop displaying any signs of emotion and
literally go about their daily lives, yet seem to resemble nothing
more than zombies.
it becomes more and more evident that an epidemic is at hand,
Carol's son, Oliver (Jackson Bond), might be the only help for the
planet. Things escalate and leads Carol to Baltimore where she tries
to stave off going to sleep (even though infected, the change
doesn't take affect until REM sleep happens) and hopefully can help
save the world. A classic modern interpretation of a cult classic,
even though Kidman seems a little wooden as Dr. Carol Bennell, even
so... the Invasion was an entertaining psychological horror!
The DVD has decent video quality,
although a little dark in some areas, great sound and some
interesting special features to round this DVD up nicely. Great
Featurette 'We've been snatched before:
Invasion in Media History"
The Invasion: A New Story
The Invasion: On the Set
The Invasion: Snatched