12.8.07

‘Invasion’ Déjà vu

It all started in 1955.

Author Jack Finney penned a sci-fi novel called “The Body Snatchers,” in which seeds from outer space invade the planet, take folks over while they’re asleep and grow evil body doubles in creepy plantlike pods.

The tale so captured the public’s imagination it’s been made into a movie four different times.

First it was “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” Then it was “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” for a second time. Third time it was simply “Body Snatchers.”

Now another cinematic installment is about to hit the theaters. For a change of pace, it’s called “The Invasion.”

It stars Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig and once again hits on some timeless social and political themes—individualism vs. conformity, personal freedom vs. social control, human compassion vs. callousness.

Guess every couple of decades we need a movie reminder to keep us from becoming dreaded “pod people.”

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