This is the crappiest movie I have watched this year.
The incoherence, total lack of making sense and lack of depth is so annoying am surprised I finished it.
It starts off Awesome like any other sci-fi flick promising awesome insight into scientific topics and get some ignorance eradicated in the process.
And then it decides to abandon all science.
The premise is that some ancient alien civilization visited earth thousands of years ago amongst varying civilizations and time periods. They came did their thing and all seemed to point out a star system where it is believed they came from. So a bunch of enterprising Americans built a ship and shot for the weird constellation ofcourse. 2 years later they show up at the destination and proceed to explore.
First of all they find a structure in record time barely 5 mins after descending into the atmosphere and proceed to set up camp. Who does that? How bout flying around first seeing the rest of the planet maybe mapping where the oceans are etc. Its like walking into a village and sitting at the first hut you see. Maybe there are bigger fancier structures or actual colonies/higher quality relics. The only impressive tech from the Humans was the mapping ‘pups’ aside from the cryogenics which has become rather common place in space adventures. The pups were awesome and I can see how such tech could be super useful.
Secondly that Human alien dude guy was rather rude. And why is he portrayed like a savage murderous brute incapable of reason? I mean if thay are capable of rational thought and communication why the f*** would he bash in everyones head in without uttering a word? why were those alien guys pointing us this way if all they wanted to do was bash our heads in? Daft plot this one.
Also what was the point of the robot guy poisoning the doctor dude? What was that supposed to achieve? Also trying to get the chick to carry the pregnancy of the alien to term? None of that actually builds on the plot. There is no diabolical plan just incoherence.
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The only character I liked was the captain’s played by Idris Elba. The scene where he solicits the boss was the only part of the flick that barely saved the horrid plot.
This movie is allover the place. We are shown advanced technology but wonder why the only living being that is woken up acts like a barbarian. And why target one random planet where they started life in the first place? And turns out its a prequel for the Aliens movie franchise if the closing scene is anything to go by.
This movie sucks.