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The Invasion (2007)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 17 August 2007 (USA)
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As a Washington psychiatrist unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped.

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Joan Kaufman
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Storyline

While returning to Earth, the space shuttle explodes and the fragments bring an alien virus that recodes the human DNA. In Washington, the psychiatrist Carol Bennell observes the modification of the behavior of one of her clients first, then in her former husband and finally in the population in general. Together with her friend Dr. Ben Driscoll the researcher Dr. Stephen Galeano, they discover that the extraterrestrial epidemic affects human beings while sleeping and that her son Ollie, who had chickenpox when he was a baby, is immune to the disease and may save mankind from the outbreak. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Don't Sleep. Don't Go Home. I'll Find You. - Mom See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and terror | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Body Snatchers  »

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,951,409 (USA) (17 August 2007)

Gross:

$15,071,514 (USA) (5 October 2007)
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Trivia

Director Oliver Hirschbiegel's English language debut. See more »

Goofs

When Carol gets in the Jaguar, we see the tachometer red-line before we see her first step on the accelerator. When you first switch on any car with modern computerized (as opposed to merely electronic) instrumentation, during its self-check the gages all swing full-scale and back to zero before beginning to register. See more »

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[first lines]
News Announcer: [off-screen] Tragic news tonight as the space shuttle "Patriot" explodes during an unscheduled landing attempt.
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Referenced in Discussing the Pod (2013) See more »

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So Through
Written by Baby Jaymes and Jamie Hawkins
Performed by Naté
Courtesy of Ghetto Retro Entertainment
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If your a fan of any other iteration you will hate this.
17 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hollywood destroyed everything good about this film.

There was a resounding creepiness that looms over the body snatcher remakes and the original. This film misses that on every mark. No pods... No siren screams... And the ending, well, is a slap in the face to the concept.

If your not a fan or have never seen any other versions you might think it is OK. But thats it, just OK. They screwed up one of the scariest concepts ever thought up. Permormences were OK. It had one or two bright points but overall it was crap.

Take the cgi out of war of the worlds and you have invasion... thats not a good thing.


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