Body Snatchers (1993)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5

USA, 1993, , .  Screen story by , , Screenplay by , , , based on the novel The Body Snatchers by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Third version of the classic science-fiction thriller is the least impressive. The testosterone has been upped but all the subliminal political significance is gone, as is the fun. This time, the evil alien invaders take over an army base right as a wholesome family led by  and Meg Tilly move there for the summer.

 is the helpless daughter who manages to avoid her parents’ fate, while is the beefed-up hero whose personality was apparently stolen way before any of the extra-terrestrials arrived on the planet. This was to be Abel Ferrara’s break into the mainstream, but the results were not successful.

Cannes Film Festival:  In Competition

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