I was looking forward to seeing this movie… I thought I will see something new, something fresh, but I was wrong.
The starting point was strange: a new discovery points to a star system present in paintings from all civilizations. Really? And from those paintings they found the planet where supposedly our makers live. That’s great logic.
We are immediately transported on board of a high-tech ship which is close to the respective planet. We see a robot spying crew’s dreams, then all of a sudden objects move to the right and the ship shakes, like there is a gravity button somewhere. Gravitational attraction produced by a planet will gradually be felt increasing; it will not appear suddenly. The explanation that the ship was travelling at high speed and it finally reached the destination also doesn’t fit, because passing from excessive high speeds (travelling between stars) to low speeds without gradual descent would kill everybody on board.
Then we are presented with a skinny lady just woken from her long sleep doing a set of badly made push-ups. If you want to make her look bad ass then you don’t allow her to do push ups worse than my highschool colleagues. Hands must be properly aligned, the chest must touch the floor; but hey we are going into details here.
The ships lands, and magically, its landing point is just where the alien buildings are. The crew led by a scientist go out even if the recommendation is to wait for the next day.
Here the stupid facts start piling up at once: the scientist takes of his helmet just like that, like there is no other danger (viruses, etc) than lack of oxygen. At first sight of an alien corpse the geologist and another one run for the ship, and obviously get lost (even if the geologist handled the mapping system). Of course they die ugly, trying to pet an alien cobra, like that couldn’t lead to some serious problems for them.
The robot does some unexplainable things: why infect one of the crew just like that?
After having intercourse with her infected partner, the female scientist (who was sterile before) remains pregnant with an ugly alien. She manages to get it out having a live surgery and after having her abdominal muscle cut horizontally she moves and walks like nothing happened.
Supposedly the aliens, after they created us (by mistake, as we deduce in the beginning), they decided to kill us using some complicated genetic engineered cobras who got out of control and killed them instead. Why go so far and not use basic things: a nuke for example.
What’s with the scene in the end where an alien like mother comes out of the dead humanoid alien and roars? Is this the preparation for a sequel? What will accomplish the doctor and the robot by going after the aliens? Will they kill them?
I’m sure the Earth will send a space station in response to the signal they received (which said not to come), and perhaps only one will survive, which will carry the monsters to the Earth for a third part…
I’ll stop here, but I think you see my point. Can anyone make a believable alien movie?