I just watched this over at Sci-fi Chick's blog. It looks creepy good, and it has Daniel Craig.
It looks pretty good. I probably saw the original one, but I don't really remember it.
Where's the pods!!!??
This is the second remake. I don't know. I just don't know. This is probably something I'll see on dvd. When someone remakes something like this, I have to ask why. Is it for the political statement? Is there a new spin on it? Why?
Jeez SQT, I think I'm gonna have nightmares.
Stu, good questions. I don't know. It's probably a pretty good bet there's going to be some kind of political statement being made.
Supposedly, it started out as a remake.. but now it's more of a revamp or just inspired by Body Snatchers. We'll see..
This is the fourth Body snatchers like film. Get a new idea already
I made a mistake, this is the third remake. I agree with Bruce. What? There aren't writers struggling out there trying to market new and exciting ideas? Which would make a good posting...when is a remake warranted? For instance, would a remake be warranted because of new technology in effects? Would a remake be warranted because a director felt he or she had a unique and new interpretation of the original concept? I know that there are an abundance of interpretations of Shakespeare's HAMLET out there. Why shouldn't there be an abundance of reinterpretations of Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Maybe the question should be asked: Can the original source support numerous interpretations?
Or just look at all the Batman remakes. I certainly think Batman is great source material but if the Tim Burton versions had been done more like the "Batman Begins" interpretations I would have felt a remake was unnecessary. After this particular series is done (and I am hoping it is a series) I wonder how long it will take for someone to decide an updated version needs to be done, and if the public will even want one. "Superman Returns" could be an example of an unnecessary remake. It wasn't particularly original and really ended up more of an homage to the Christopher Reeve version. I think a remake for this generation could have been done and well received if it had been more unique. But instead we were all kind of left feeling like why bother?
At least it looks better than that other Nicole Kidman-remake Stepford Wives....
Here are some clips from the moviehttp://raincloud.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/theinvasion/clips/clip1_500.movhttp://raincloud.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/theinvasion/interviews/craig_int_500.movdonotgotosleep.comDo not trust anyone.
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