Written August 27, 2014
I read the book, loved it and couldn't wait to see the movie. I enjoyed the movie and left the theater feeling refreshed instead of traumatized. If you like movies full of destruction, violence and explosions, this movie is not for you. It is more of an intellectual thriller with a little humor woven in. My tween grandchild also gave it a huge thumbs up.
Written September 23, 2014
its not a bad film if you can leave your logic hat in car. in many way i relate this film with the movie gamer. like gamer it had some really funny moments for an action flick. i giggle at the line "kiss me like you want to get slapped."
its an underused idea in some way the possession alien is the star of the film for once and not a fav baddy (the borg) or a side bit (stargate). however the tringle romance (alien likes one boy and the girl like another boy) is kind of cheap but makes for most of comic fill of this movie. the idea is cool but i the ending makes this film go from so-so joke about in the theater movie into something that you can honestly enjoy. even if a lot loopy ideas pop in and its starts to edge on plot hole city. the cgi is cool and the feel looks is a little like the movie In Time. (far warning lots of shinny stuff.) PS acting was so-so to flat out bad. leads are ok but sides are not. the little kid and the 2 lovers need help. 7/10
Written April 01, 2013
I have no words for how horrifically bad this movie was. It had absolutely nothing to do with the book, the acting was terrible, the plot was out of order, and there were vital scenes missing. There were only two good scenes I can remember that were just like the book: the dead soul/ Wanda screaming scene and the "MONTHS LATER" epilogue. Don't waste your time. If you do, at least you'll get a good laugh.
Written April 17, 2013
The problem with most movies adapted from books is that the movie can't possible include as much detail as the book. Therefore, those who read the book first are always sorely disappointed come movie time. I didn't read the book first, so I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. This story doesn't provide any explanations about how the aliens got here or how they managed to take over the earth. It also doesn't explain why some humans could survive implantation and others couldn't. But, it does do an excellent job of presenting another take on the idea of being "of two minds." And it places both familial love and romantic love on high pedestals. The actors are fun to watch, do a good job with their parts and are very likable. The story is well paced, humorous at times and makes sense! This is a feel good movie that also has plenty of action. There was only one part that made no sense at all to me, because the actions of the characters were guaranteed to lead to the result which occurred.
Written August 01, 2014
No loudly bracket of machinegun bullets firing. No massive artillery barrages to harbor "Shock and Awe" to the enemy. No they sneak in and take your bodies over. The planet well ....it is not as loud as it was.
If you want a movie where the plot twists have young love on the various rocks, aliens inhabiting and using your body. It turns out that humans are a decided problem. This is a movie worth the cost.