from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
is the 11 millionth remake of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and
the first one with a completely happy ending.
You know the movie.
You all could write the dialogue.
"Come with me.
Join us. In a world of perfect peace. No unhappiness. No rejection. No
foul-smelling cat litter ... "
"No, no. I like
the human way. I believe in the inalienable rights of
man. I want to smell the rain and feel refreshed by Dr
Pepper. I want to feel the excitement of wondering who killed J.R., I
want to visit Six Flags again."
did a nude scene from the side with a topless camera angle
full-on. The side nude is clearly lit, but quite far from the
camera. The topless close-up is so dark that nipples are not
| These aliens are
always so dumb. I mean they land in some upper-middle class community
in Northern California, where everyone is materially comfortable, and
striving for self-actualization. The only people they manage to get on
their team are the loser guys who look like Evil Ed, who hope to get
back for years of brutalization by the football team. One of those
guys doesn't exactly make a good poster boy for the program. It's not
like the cheerleaders are going to sign up for the Alien Mind Control
once they hear Evil Ed is in.
||Hey, you Aliens, take
a tip from your ol' unc.
Go to places where life is hell. Go to
Albania, go to Ngorno-Karabac, go to Kosovo. You won't need to force
people or trick people to join you there. They will go willingly into
your mind control program.
General consensus: a bit better than two
stars. Maltin 2.5/4, Berardinelli 1.5/4,
summary. 52% positive overall,
but no positives available from the top critics.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 6.2, Apollo users 74/100. People like it
somewhat better than the critics did.
- With their
dollars ... the domestic gross was a fairly solid $40
million, on a $15 million budget.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C. OK genre pic. Watchable and
competent, but not innovative or surprising.
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