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The Invasion
Category Sci-Fi , Thriller
Year: 2007
Time: 99 minutes
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Cast:
Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeffrey Wright, Jeremy Northam
MPAA PG-13 / UK15
Our Rating 5/10
Watchability 5/10
Contributed by JT
Tag-line Do not trust anyone. Do not show emotion. Do not fall asleep.
 
Plot:

On returning to Earth's atmosphere, a space shuttle starts to disintegrate and unleashes a deadly alien parasite onto the unsuspecting population. Psychiatrist Dr Carol Bennell (Kidman) notices strange behaviour from a few of her patients, and the obligatory ex-husband - but when the whole city is suddenly full of zombies living under a collective conscience, she decides to get to the bottom of the problem with her scientist friends Ben (Craig) and Je(ff)rry (Wright).

 
So, how does it end?

Carol and her son (who is immune from the parasite's effect) get to a pharmacy where she stacks her body with caffeine, but still can't help falling asleep. There is a store cupboard in the place full of fresh zombie recruits that is deadbolt-locked from the outside (don't ask) so they are safe for now.
  She soon falls asleep, but her son wakes her up with a shot of adrenaline.  Ben (Daniel Craig) is soon on the scene fiddling with the lock - and its pretty apparent that he has been turned. Carol aims with the gun and shoots the zombies making their way out from the cupboard and Ben in the leg before they make their escape.
  Meanwhile Stephen is in a helicopter circling the city ready to pick them up. They are chased by hundreds of the bad guys, but manage to make it to the rooftop of a car park and are airlifted to a secret research facility where they will work on an antedote using Oliver's blood.

Cut to a little while in the future, Stephen exits a limo and is hounded by the press. We learn that they quickly made an antedote and the army mass-distributed it. It was very successful as the alien virus had no failsafe against it. People affected don't remember their blackout, and just feel like they've had a very long nap.

Carol and Ben are having breakfast together, while Oliver and the little Chinese boy are back to being kids again. On the news it's business as usual with wars, violence, corrupt politicians ...

 
Notes
After watching this movie I promise you'll think twice next time you're offered coffee at a business presentation event!!
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