Invasion of the Body Snatchers Reviews
And that ending..
The dog with the face, a bonus..
5 out of 5 backyard pods
VERDICT: "High-Quality Stuff" - [Positive Reaction] This is a rating to a movie I view as very entertaining and well made, and definitely worth paying the full price at a theatre to see or own on DVD. It is not perfect, but it is definitely excellent. (Films that are rated 3.5 or 4 stars)
Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) is an officer from the public health department who is friends in a one-sided love with married Elizabeth (Brooke Adams). One day she announces that her husband is not the same person anymore after she brings in a strange flower she finds on the street. With a few more incidents on similar lines, Matthew takes it a bit more seriously and finds out the human beings are being replaced by Alien clones and the entire government and public services are already replaced. With him, Elizabeth, Jack (Jeff Goldblum) and his wife being considered fugitives, they become desperate to find a way out.
One of the poorly executed science fiction movies of the time. It neither worked as sci-fi drama nor a thriller with a good central idea but a very dumb way of implementing it. The unnecessary gimmicks in photography, very loud background score, an irritating nerd of a Jeff Goldblum, poor pacing - everything about it felt wrong. Brooke Adams is very inconsistent with masterful dialogue diction at times and unnecessary screaming and whining otherwise. Donald Sutherland just looked uninterested with the whole mess happening around him. Since the script was originally written in the 50s, I don't think this version didn't seem to upgraded itself (cannot confirm since I have not seen the original) as the technology looked outdated even for its time to be a science fiction.
Clumsy, outdated, overrated, slow and dumb.