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?