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Darkest half hour because it only tells half a story
on 22 April 2017
I did not expect much from this movie and got it super cheap, so overall it was kinda worth the money, but overall it suffered from too many flaws to be great value.
The characters are unoriginal, and follow most of the standard disaster movie/horror tropes. At no point do you ever really care about whether they survive or not (funnily enough, the supporting characters were more interesting).
The special effects initially looked good, but once you see the aliens themselves inside the energy, it all kinda falls apart (and the submarine at the end was laughable).
The 3D was pretty pointless as it did not really do anything that was 3D worthy.
And then there was the end of the film. It was just lazy.
People get to where they are going, but the world is still screwed. The only inkling of what might be is a radio message saying what has been achieved elsewhere.
Maybe this was a set up for a possible sequel, which I doubt, but regardless it was almost like the writers just ran out of ideas with regards to how the human race would be able to win.
Enjoy it for what it is really. A cheap b-movie.