This post is probably going to suck, because I’m watching the film as I type.
So far? It’s terrible. I didn’t quite catch the time that passed between the discovery of…I guess it’s Ymir [unofficially? The planet, not the moon], the launching of the project to send the signal, and the rather weird response to the signal, but, since that bitch is, like, twenty light years away? I’m already going with ‘no’.
I think they probably should’ve chosen a less evil design for their signal satellite, and maybe not deployed as many lens flares. I honestly thought Comcast mixed it up with Star Trek for a minute.
I think the first alien showed up just now. Why does it remind me of Halo? Or…am I thinking of another videogame? Anyway….
So far? Let’s see, the ‘keep them in’ thing is very ‘Under the Dome’, the graphics they keep showing of the planets look like crosses between Cybertron and Coruscant, with a bit of ‘Hey, the shapes of High Gallifreyan look nice, let’s use those’ thrown in. The aliens are silly looking.
And they really went with the aliens firing weapons that look like the pegs from the game.
Oh, yeah, it’s really slow to start. We’re introduced to what I guess are the two main characters — a competent brother and a fuckup brother. The fuckup brother demonstrates that he’s a colossal fuckup, and then they’re in the Navy.
Naturally, competent brother dies or something, and fuckup ends up in charge, because nobody else is left.
The aliens seem to have a modified Terminator visual system.
I don’t even care about the rest of the movie. I hope they all die. The humans, the aliens. I hope Liam Neeson figures out how horrible this thing is and punches it. Then? Hunts down the people responsible.