The Invasion (2007)
My Rating: 2.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Psychotic and overrated!”
Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours”) and Daniel Craig (“Casino Royale”) star in the science fiction action thriller “The Invasion,” a nightmarish journey into a world where the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. The mysterious crash of the space shuttle leads to the terrifying discovery that there is something alien within the wreckage. Those who come in contact with it are changing in ominous and inexplicable ways.
Soon Washington, DC psychiatrist Carol Bennell (Nicole Kidman) and her friend, Dr. Ben Driscoll (Daniel Craig), learn the shocking truth about the growing extraterrestrial epidemic: it attacks its victims while they sleep, leaving them physically unchanged but strangely unfeeling and inhuman. As the infection spreads, more and more people are altered and it becomes impossible to know who can be trusted. Now Carol’s only hope is to stay awake long enough to find her young son, who may hold the key to stopping the devastating invasion.
“The Invasion” also stars Jeremy Northam (“The Tudors,” “Gosford Park”) and Jeffrey Wright (“Casino Royale,” “Angels in America”). The film is directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (“Downfall”) from a screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. Joel Silver (the “Matrix” trilogy) produced the film, with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Susan Downey, Steve Richards, Ronald G. Smith and Bruce Berman executive producing. The behind-the-scenes creative team was lead by director of photography Rainer Klausmann, production designer Jack Fisk, editors Joel Negron and Hans Funck, costume designer Jacqueline West and composer John Ottman. “The Invasion” is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, of a Silver Pictures Production, in association with Vertigo Entertainment. “The Invasion” has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for “violence, disturbing images and terror.”