The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)

(On VHS, May 2001) If you’re going to remake a film, don’t remake Rosemary’s Baby! And if you’re going to remake that dull piece of solid boredom, at least make it more interesting. But no. We’re stuck with a Charlize Theron made ugly Mia-Farrow-style, a somnolent pacing and a completely linear plot. The best (and “best” is still pretty bad) is kept for the end, where we finally get some special effects. The big twist is that the alien wins. There, now you know all. There are a few good camera tricks, but they somehow come across as being more pretentious than interesting. But then again, the pacing will put you to sleep before you have a chance to notice any of it.

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