The Aliens have conquered Earth and taken over the bodies of much of humanity (well of course they have, they need to keep their production costs down – alien costumes/makeup ain’t cheap). Small pockets of human resistance still remain, desperately trying to avoid being assimilated.

*SPOILER ALERT*

Enter our heroine, Melanie, she gets caught early on despite trying to kill herself by jumping out of a 4th story window to avoid capture. She’s healed, promptly infused with a soul (The Wanderer), but Melanie refuses to go quietly into that good night, fights back, wins over the Wanderer (now called Wanda), yadda, yadda, humanity triumphs. Zzzzzzz . . what, it’s over?

About halfway through this sappy snooze fest, I asked MG if this was supposed to be another one of those Vampire type movies – a quick google search and sure enough, screen play based on the book of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. Yep, author of the Twilight *cough* novels.

One question (besides how did you trick me into watching this), if the palm sized aliens are inserted into the humans through a small incision at the base of the neck, and they travel through space in little Easter eggs, how did they conquer Earth exactly? I mean sure, once they had established a beach head, the rest is easy, but how did little amoebas in Easter eggs establish a beach head? You know what, never mind, not really all that interested. Oh, last thing, you know how you can tell possessed humans from the non-possessed? Colored contact lenses. Yep, I’m amazed that special effect didn’t break their entire production budget . . .

Yeah, I know, William Hurt is in this one . . . he must need the money.

1 Comment
  1. Dee Stroyer 7 years ago

    I’m embarrassed to say I read the book… Sigh. It wasn’t great, but somewhat better than Twilight. To answer your question: the aliens have conquered dozens of planets with other lifeforms before earth, so I’m guessing they didn’t show up in their original form but as something more… dangerous? If I remember correctly, their very first (original home) planet was inhabited by creatures that were larger with many arms like spiders. They formed a symbiotic relationship and that’s how it all started. The more you know.

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