When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder risks everything to protect the people she cares about.

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Andrew Niccol

Writers:

Andrew Niccol (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Roberts ... Soul Fleur
Shyaam Karra ... Soul Anshu
Brent Wendell Williams Brent Wendell Williams ... Soul Winters
Jhil McEntyre Jhil McEntyre ... Soul Lake
Jalen Coleman Jalen Coleman ... Soul Nafisa
Saoirse Ronan ... Melanie Stryder / Wanda
Diane Kruger ... The Seeker / Lacey
Stephen Rider ... Seeker Reed
Jaylen Moore ... Seeker Song
Stephen Conroy ... Seeker Sands
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Healer Fords
Michael L. Parker ... Seeker Wolfe (as Michael Parker)
Phil Austin ... Seeker Waverley
Chandler Canterbury ... Jamie
J.D. Evermore ... Trevor Stryder
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A body-snatching alien takes possession of a young woman who refuses to surrender her mind, and together they seek out the man they both love as Writer and Director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca (1997), In Time (2011)) adapts Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's New York Times best-seller. The majority of the human race have been possessed by unseen invaders, leaving only small pockets of "wild" humans like Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) scattered throughout the world. Upon being captured by the invaders, Melanie finds her body claimed by Wanderer, a spirit that has been warned of the difficulties that come with claiming a human host. In the process of inhabiting Melanie, Wanderer is deeply affected by her vivid dreams and memories. And when Melanie fights to maintain control of her mind even as Wanderer possesses her body, the sympathetic entity joins her on a journey that will reveal the unfathomable depths of human love and compassion.

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Choose to believe. Choose to fight. Choose to love. Choose to listen. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Aprilia RSV 4 motorcycles were used. See more »

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When the humans find Melanie in the desert, the soles on both her shoes are severely worn down in front. When she arrives at their hideout, a brief shot shows the sole on her left shoe to be completely unscathed. See more »

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Jeb: The earth is at peace. There is no hunger. There is no violence. The environment is healed. Honesty, courtesy and kindness are practiced by all. Our world has never been more... perfect. Only, it is no longer our world. We've been invaded by an alien race. They occupy the bodies of almost all human beings on the planet. The few humans who have survived are on the run.
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Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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A good movie, an okay book adaptation

I have read the book before the movie came out, but ill give a movie review separate from my book ideals of what it should have been.

As a movie on its own, its good. Not great. They have a little bit of action, and when i say little, i do mean little (under 5 minutes). There are some chrome vehicles, modern looking bland clothing etc. This movie is really about what makes us human. With a love triangle. Not nearly as dominant as it was in twilight. A very interesting premise for a movie. The acting was great, I really loved Jake Abel as Ian O'Shea. Dian kruger added some depth to her seeker attitude. Max Irons I found to be the weakest actor of the bunch, some of his lines were delivered poorly ("so help me"), but what really ties the cast in is William Hurt.He ties them all together, and ads some charm to his cliché lines that makes him very likable. Other noticeable actors were Scot Lawrence (Doc) and Francis Fisher (Maggie), but neither were given the screen time needed to develop any sort of charter, although it would have been ve3ry interesting to see. Nice scenery, and nice shots. The music (and some scene lacking) was great and added a indie touch to it.

Now, based off the book this movie kinda blew it. it was extremely different, cutting out characters and adding things that never were. I personally felt that by making all the Aliens dress the same, drive the same vehicles took away from the depth of the battle between the resistance and aliens. They were supposed to be creative, and find individualism in human hosts, which was very lacking. Instead the movie went in the direction of aliens turning humans into one mass of boring un unique sheep. I also wish they had kept a few of Wanda's experiences from other worlds in the movie, even as flash backs etc. This movie lacked as a sci-fi, as all we see are humans with contacts. It lacked as a romance as her love interest was gone for most of it.

If anything its a good movie about : "what is considered human? a and how shall we react that makes us human".

Not bad, i enjoyed it anyways, and my husband actually stuck around to watch it too lol./


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Language:

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Release Date:

29 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,600,112, 31 March 2013

Gross USA:

$26,627,201

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,365,859
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2.35 : 1
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