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Pretty, but pointless.
FILM: On paper it seemed like such a good idea. Take a Stephenie Meyer book and give it to director Andrew Niccol. After all, Twilight has turned sparkly vampires into a meme and Niccol has given us gems like Gattaca and Lord of War.
But, yet another would-be romantic triangle with absolutely no chemistry between any of the three leads makes for boring viewing. And, though there are aliens, they are pretty much the most boring ones you’ll see on screen in ages.
With no point or premise, the movie putters along, presenting brooding, priddy people with shiny eyes and shinier clothing. It could have been quite a movie considering it takes the aliens’ point of view instead of the humans, but alas and alac, even that isn’t exploited.
Occasionally we start laughing despite ourselves, at the film, not because someone’s just made a joke, but because you cannot believe the inanity of what you’re seeing.
And then you start thinking of Airwolf, because the cave they are living in makes you think of the cave that guy used to hide the helicopter in.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Deleted scenes and a feature on how the film was made. – Theresa Smith