Both lead roles are played smack bang on. Charlize Theron is stunning and well cast as ever.
Perhaps it is because JD's character is wiped out by some nebulous alien entity within 15 minutes and thereafter is a pretty cold fish and unsympathetic to boot. I suppose that a creature able to travel at light speed without the need for a spaceship or spacesuit will consider Earth's human occupants similar to pond life. It's a wonder such a creature would need to go through the niceties of trying to integrate with us at any level, but this one does supposedly in order to impregnate a human to further its own species - but why would it need to?
I just kept thinking, "Why is it bothering?"
The version I saw was the DVD with "Alternate Ending" and I found it more satisfying than the other ending packaged with it. Quite frankly, by the time I'd got to the ending if JD's head had burst open and a UFO had flown out I would have been quite ready for it and not surprised at all.
It's the script and the anonymous alien that makes this movie somewhat unsatisfactory to me. I'm not sure why JD went in for it after his display of talent in Benny & Joon and The Brave to quote two of his diverse roles.
Not a tour de force piece of cinema in my book but well acted.
Is it possible that the cold looks, the extraordinary transformation over a few minutes in the love scene and the unflinching expression when Jo strokes his cheek further on in the story are all the clues we are meant to get?
Is it just a very subtle metamorphisis- or doesn't it work?
Anyone care for further debate on this one. I would still say worth watching... but odd
This product's forum
Active discussions in related forums
Search Customer Discussions