THE INVASION (2007 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

The Invasion—a suspense thriller that does not thrill much—turns into just another film that makes a buck to pay the rent, nothing new here. On the upside, the storyline is fair; the portrayal better with quite good acting. One scene, in particular that comes to mind, focuses on the acting talents of Nicole Kidman (acting as character Carol Bennell) and Jackson Bond (acting as her character’s son, Oliver). Nicole needs to stay awake, fights that tendency, and her son does exactly what he is told with extremely realistic emotion and intense action—an outstanding scene that earns a perfect acting score.

Storyline

The Patriot space shuttle crashes to Earth and brings with it a microorganism that infects humans and affects them by turning them into unemotional beings incapable of war.

Additional Thanks

Good work for Directors Oliver Hirschbiegel and James McTeigue. Thank you to Executive Producers Bruce Berman, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Steve Richards, Ronald G. Smith, and Susan Downey for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Ben Driscoll (Daniel Craig), Dr. Stephen Galeano (Jeffrey Wright), Wendy Lenk (Veronica Cartwright), Dr. Henryk Belicec (Josef Sommer), Ludmilla Belicec (Celia Weston), Yorish (Roger Rees), Gene (Eric Benjamin), Pam (Susan Floyd), and Carly (Stephanie Berry).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. If you’re looking for a nail biter, this isn’t the film for you; but, it is an interesting concept.

Ben Meyers

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