The Invasion

This is the fourth remake of the classic Cold-War paranoia film The Invasion of the Body Snatchers—the fourth. Even if it were an entirely competent film, it would still be an entirely unnecessary addition to the growing catalogue of Invasion films. Though it's fine for most of its runtime, it exhibits very little that's new or interesting, often overcomplicating and over-explaining the science behind the premise in order to reach some kind of contemporary truth. Instead, it just comes off as desperate and leads to further dissection of the absurdity of the idea. And on top of its overwhelming similarity to all of the sequels that came before it, The Invasion also tacks on a happy, conclusive ending that is entirely atypical and unwarranted for the franchise; even the original film, which ended on a mildly positive note, was still ambiguous and unsettling. Why bother with this, when are several better films before it?  

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  1. Chris • August 27, 2016 @ 3:57 PM

    Who the heck wrote this article? It says “Gus Van Sant’s PSYCHO is fine” You gotta be kidding me! It might be the most terribly miscast film in Hollywood history! What a piece of junk!

  2. K. • August 27, 2016 @ 3:46 PM

    I have great affection for the original Clash of the Titans, but I actually prefer the remake (Just my opinion, folks.) I think the worst remakes are usually horror films: Psycho, The Wicker Man, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Evil Dead, Halloween, Dawn of the Dead. Those remakes were just dire.

  3. Balam • January 8, 2016 @ 2:35 PM

    Yes I’m afraid that new Clash of the Titans is far far worse than the original.

  4. uh.hellno • November 1, 2013 @ 6:24 PM

    New Clash of the titans is worse than the original? You must be out of your mind.

  5. tony • October 19, 2012 @ 10:38 PM

    unfortunatly i’ve seen most of these movies and the movie people should try for something better.

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