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Ben and Lisa, reporters for The Boston Daily, are looking for stories to match their ambitions. They find one when the mayor is assassinated not by a crazed gun nut, but by a terrified man desperate to stop an alien invasion. Starting in the highest echelon of government, the infection is quickly spreading. To stop it, Ben and Lisa must infiltrate its terrifying source, hunted every step of the way like humans.
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not AIMING for three hour THEATRICAL-quality blockbusters. None of the "Maneaters" movies will garner an Academy/Emmy Award.
No one IN them will BRAG about their acting prowess, and, probably, directing one won't advance your career like Steven Spielberg's.
THAT said, for a TV-lengthed (90 minutes, or less) movie, it moves briskly along. There ARE questionable/illogical plot developments
along the way. There AREN'T --- seemless --- completely undetectable, computer-generated special effects. The CGI/SFX are adequate
for WHAT the geeks are getting paid for doing them.
Incredibly dumb --- or incredibly entertaining --- THAT is up to YOU.
I'm 64. I revert to the years when I was watching first-run Jerry Lewis/Vincent Price/John Wayne/Three Stooges movies. I've SEEN better;
I've seen worse. I SEE through the eyes of a grateful 12-year old. At MY age, I'm grateful I C=A=N see!
I've seen PLENTY of incredible SFX. The special effects of Ray Harryhausen, and his mentor that did the original King Kong (1933)
don't match up to those in the more-recent King Kong [Blu-ray]. But! Which movie will still remain a hundred years from now?
The Superman Cartoons from the '40s led to Superman - The 1948 & 1950 Theatrical Serials Collection that STILL had the CARTOON
[animated]-flying sequences... until early TV's Adventures of Superman. If you're rich, see the progression in a "new" release:
Best of Warner Bros - Superman TV Collection.
I always BUY these schlocky SyFy Channel Movies.... I L==O==V==E 'em! I collect SUPERMAN; ZOMBIE; TIME TRAVEL; FANTASY and DISASTER/MONSTER movies.
ALL of which were in the first two Christopher Reeve SUPERMAN movies [dependent upon WHICH directorial cuts]... minus the zombie
((Or would Lois waking from the dead count?))
Another piece of artistic flair is the name of the movie itself. It doesn't refer to the obvious "bodysnatchers" central theme, but rather, the Bad Guy claims that *knowledge* is an infection that could spread and must be contained at all costs -- knowledge of his plot, that is. Shades of "the pen is mightier than the sword" and all that.
The science behind the sci-fi had its corny and disbelievable points, but is not as bad in that regard and many movies, and not to the point of detracting from the action.