This is actually going to be a challenging movie to review in terms of where to start. So I guess I will just play the notes as they roll through my head.
Although the movie strikes a cord that I love(zombism) the film is a rusty mix of unoriginal ideas, forced scientific explanations, awkward political statements, and laughable situations.
On the positive side the movie had a potentially successful zombish undertone, Nickole Kidman wasn't half bad, and the filmmakers successfully creeped me out a time or two.
BUT...as deeply buried as these good things might be its hard to overlook the infectious short comings.
Daniel Craig and Jeffrey Wright both seemed bored and uninterested in their roles, both ready to get back on the set of the next Bond. The rest of the cast? I mean honestly...how hard is it to play unemotional walking biological robots. My point exactly.
The mysterious crash of the space shuttle leads to the LAME discovery that there is something alien within the wreckage. Those who come in contact with it are changing in actually kinda cool ways(minus the zoom into the blood cell cut ins). Soon Washington, DC psychiatrist Carol Bennell and her friend, Dr. Ben Driscoll, learn the shocking truth about the growing extraterrestrial epidemic: it attacks its victims while they sleep(stay awake or blood cell Freddy will get ya), leaving them physically unchanged but strangely unfeeling and inhuman(all this explained in a language that only my high school chemistry teacher knows). As the infection spreads, more and more people are altered and it becomes impossible to know who can be trusted(kinda cool). Now Carol's only hope is to stay awake long enough to find her young son, who may hold the key to stopping the devastating invasion(psh...to name a few 28 Weeks Later, X-Men 3..."my son is the cure blah blah blah get to the chopper).
You get the point. I'm going to bed.