Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tuesday Movie Review

UPDATE: Patrice checked in!! They are still in Jamaica, but are safe! Thanks for all the prayers and well-wishes.

Good morning, everyone! And thanks to all of you who stopped by Killer Fiction and posted. You're now entered to win the prize pack (which is fab).

Before I get started on my movie review today, I wanted to ask a favor of all my blog readers - I have a good writer friend, Patrice, and she and her husband were on vacation in Jamaica when the hurricane hit. As of today, I still haven't heard from her, so keep her and her husband in your thoughts and prayers along with all the other people in the storm's path. I'll let you know as soon as I hear something.

Today's movie is a remake of the old Invasion of the Bodysnatchers and is called simply The Invasion. It starred Nicole Kidman and the incredibly sexy Daniel Craig (new James Bond). I thought this movie was pretty good. It didn't break any new ground, but the acting was solid. It didn't have quite the creep factor I hoped it would have, but for the life of me I'm not sure how to get more either.

The premise was the same as the old movie - alien life form is introduced into human body and takes over, making humans non-emotional walking wax figures. Nicole Kidman plays a woman racing to find her son - who has been abducted by his now-alien dad. The son happens to be immune and is the key to creating a cure for the alien invasion.
My final rating: It's a good rental, but I wouldn't pay full price


Kelly Parra said...

I'll be thinking of your friend, Jana! *hugs*

Jaye Wells said...

I'm sending good thoughts out there about your friend. It's always scary in this communication saturated world when you can't reach someone.

Jana DeLeon said...

Yeah - she checked in and they are still in Jamaica but safe!! Thanks for the thoughts, guys!

Tori Lennox said...

I'm glad Patricia & her husband are okay.

Re The Invasion, isn't this, like, the third incarnation of this movie? Why is Hollywood so hard up for NEW, ORIGINAL stuff???

Wendy Roberts said...

Tori, I agree with you! How come they don't snatch up one of Jana's original stories? They'd make a damn fine movie!

Jana, glad your friends are safe.

Jana DeLeon said...

Wendy - I can't help but wish someone would make RUMBLE into a movie - if only for the fact that I'd love to see Maylene live. :)

Patrice said...

Thanks Jana everyone for the thoughts and prayers. We are totally safe! It was quite scary, though. Major, major windgusts and heavy rains. We had no cable during the storm so my b-i-l kept us updated via cell phone about where the eye of the storm was. Pretty freaky stuff. We are very lucky it did not hit us directly. And we are also very lucky that our resort has a generator b/c most people on the island are still without power. With any luck, Dean was my first and LAST hurricane! I'm an Oregon coast girl - used to 80 mph winds but no hurricanes!


Jana DeLeon said...

It's so good to hear from you, Patrice. And just think - you've always got fodder for future books. :)

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