This is a typical war movie just with Aliens added. The screenplay is somewhat bad, lack of dialogue, poor character development, worn out storyline and the ending is just as cliché as the rest of the film. It would have been ok though for a war flick if it was made fast paced but unfortunately this was overlong. The intensity of the effect sometimes gets very annoying.
I really like the beginning because it's like they took the outline of what they wanted to do for character development and turned each bullet point into a single shot, throwing away the rest of the work required to make us care about characters we're never going to care about in the end anyway. I mean this in a good way, saved a lot of time. --DiB
Roger Ebert is on drugs. I loved this movie! In the 1950's, we had John Wayne and WWII. Now we have movies like this. The story isn't aliens attacking, it's loss and commitment through hardship. And as with any war movie, it isn't about the enemy - it's about the soldiers. Nicely done.
Una película que pudo volverse todo un clásico de sci - fi , y con ese feeling que pocas películas logran como Dia de la independencia, se vuelca hacia dialogos debiles y cliches al por mayor, eso sin contar la extraña cinematografia de va de( + a - ) conforme avanza la película!
first action sequence achieves a balance between confusing and intense, which make it great>these 2 adjectives continue to define the rest of the action but the balance is nowhere to be seen>the realistic battlefield intensity looses meaning as the aliens are somewhat explained, continued battlefield hyper realistic POV confusion seems pointless accompanied by cliched patriotic scores and speeches> Michael Bay style!
Everything was wrong with this film. Bad writing, bad acting, unimportant characters, the only ones worth a damn get killed off too quickly and the most incapable Marines seen this side of a Michael Bay movie. Rash decisions made by incompetent fighters. Such a disappointment considering how epic the trailer made it look. Predictable and forgettable garbage.