Monday, August 20, 2007

Aliens Always Invade D.C.-
The Weakest Minds Are Easiest to Conquer

Peter Suderman pans The Invasion, a recent remake of the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, now starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Suderman included a couple of lines that I really enjoyed:
[...]It’s not long before the streets are filled with blank-faced, dead-eyed Washington office workers, which, if not for the whole alien invasion thing, would normally just mean that it’s Monday morning.[...]

At one point, Kidman and Craig end up at a cocktail party with some European diplomats. A Russian envoy waxes on about the evils of American imperialism, the war in Iraq, and U.S. relations with North Korea. Kidman responds with a firmly worded rebuttal that includes references to post-modern feminism, Abraham Maslow, and a host of psychology-department heavyweights. Both are heavy-handed, self-absorbed, vaguely obnoxious, far too well-spoken, and completely full of themselves — and if you don’t think that’s realistic, you’ve obviously never been to a D.C. cocktail party.[...]
According to Suderman, this dog should be should be put to sleep.

Paging Michael Vick... Paging Michael Vick.

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