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May 19, 2017 3:48 PM   Subscribe

The 2007 Invasion of the Bodysnatchers is generally considered to suck, with a flat performance from Kidman, a weak ending and no Donald Sutherland. But what if it there was more to it than people thought? 'The Invasion' as Anti-Fascist film [via mefi projects]
posted by Artw (5 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
Why post a spoiler to the excellent remake with Sutherland? Uncool!
posted by Beholder at 5:18 PM on May 19


The Sutherland "Body Snatchers" was released in 1978. I think that passes the statute of limitations for spoilers, esp for remakes. It's a bit of pop culture now.

As for the meat of the post, it's an interesting hypothesis and the author makes a strong case for it. I certainly had no interest in the 2007 version when it was announced and seems that it was under-promoted and quickly overlooked. Maybe, as mentioned, it's main star was a middle-aged mother.

.... aaaaand now I see The Whelk wrote it. No wonder I liked it.
posted by now i'm piste at 9:30 PM on May 19 [8 favorites]


(It still sucks)
posted by Joseph Gurl at 7:50 AM on May 20


No love for the 1990s Abel Ferrara reboot? It's got a wonderfully paranoid turn by Forrest Whitaker and aliens trying to sneak up on Gabrielle Anwar taking a bubble bath.
posted by jonp72 at 1:45 PM on May 20 [1 favorite]


Watching the two trailers back to back I have to admit the 2007 remake looks much better. Not sure if that's because it's a better film or just a much better trailer.
posted by dustsquid at 7:41 AM on June 12


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