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  • The anticipated meeting of two of movie’s greatest monsters is finally realized, but unfortunately fails to deliver beyond an initial, fleeting novelty
  • A waste of a solid enough concept that neither excites on first viewing or in my opinion, has much in the way of longevity

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      The anticipated meeting of two of movie’s greatest monsters is finally realized, but unfortunately fails to deliver beyond an initial, fleeting novelty.

      There’s some thought put into it; an original Antarctic setting is visually impressive and the back story trying to tie these movie monsters into ancient history is interesting. But the actual script itself is a by the book, lacklustre affair. Once we’ve


      a first glance at the ensemble of scientists and military types we can pretty much guess the order of their demise.

      The female lead, Alex, isn’t too bad to be honest; she’s a solid, tough type who’s halfway endearing, but she’s just not very interesting. She’s established as a tough type from the off, we know she’s going to be the heroine of the ...


      • film, we know she’ll survive it. I wasn’t hoping for something on par with the original Alien, but compare this to the emergence of a seemingly expendable supporting role into a tough heroine in Ripley.

        The action sequences are okay, but the encounters of the two titular creatures themselves are often awkwardly shot and lacking any spectacle. The gloomy surroundings don’t help with this,

        everything seems very similar and it’s hard to pick out any scene in particular with its own personality.

        The final shot manages to stir something in the viewer, but once again its simple novelty value…quick, fleeting and like this entire film, unrealized.

        A waste of a solid enough concept that neither excites on first viewing or in my opinion, has much in the way of longevity.




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