Probably the best alien monster movie since the "Alien" trilogy. A good ensemble where one don't want anyone to die with the possible exception of one or two. One of the better spaceship crash landings up to that time too and Vin Diesel made his breakthrough as an antihero with glowing eyes. Sadly a little predictable with who will meet their maker, but fun stuff.
The first half plays out like a generic, sub-par genre flick: garden variety acting, too many attempted camera flourishes, paper-thin plot, no substance. The second half gets better but it's too little too late and the payoff is lackluster.