What would I do if everyone in my town was being replaced by evil clones who only seek to convert me? Would I gear up and go full Commando?
Or would I try to steal a car and run away as fast as I can?
That’s the question I’ve been asking myself while watching Assimilate.
I would probably try to leave as fast as I can, only to find out that the next town as been overtaken as well. Then I would gear up, try to find others and build a guerilla to fight back…
About the movie, I don’t have much to say… The casting was good and the movie didn’t slow down until the end. Certainly not my top horror of the year, but a decent Invasion of the Body Snatchers clone for a Saturday evening.
The reviewers constantly refer to this movie as another Body Snatchers rip off. I’ve never watched that one so, I can’t tell. All I know is that I enjoyed it, and that it deserves much more credit than it got.
“First they bite you, then they become you”… I loved the story, it was well paced with unexpected twists. Also, the actors did a great job, they gave a classic horror teen feel to the movie which I like.
Also, kudos for the found footage parts, I’m a sucker for those. When I started watching this movie, I was convinced that it was about some experiment in a small town. I won’t spoil anything, but the plot twist at the end was one that I didn’t see coming!
If you like Sci-Fi and horror, this is a must watch! The end left an open spot for a sequel, I personally hope that the story didn’t just end there. To be continued?